Wanaka Pool

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Visit the new three-pool complex at Wanaka Recreation Centre for family fun, swim lessons, relaxation or to keep fit. Located at 41 Sir Tim Wallis Drive (off Ballantyne Road), our 25m, 8-lane lap pool, 20m learners' pool with separate toddlers' area and adult hot pool is only a quick 5-minute drive from central Wanaka.

To help you plan your visit in advance, you can view the Wanaka pool timetable for the current week here. You can also call us anytime on 03 443 9334 to check how busy the pools are before you set out.

Please note opening hours for our various facilities can change. We do our best to publicise changes in advance or as quickly as possible if they are for unexpected reasons beyond our control.

For up to the minute news on closures or cancellations follow QLDC Sport & Recreation on Facebook. If you are making a special trip it is always worth giving reception a call on 03 443 9334 before you set out.


The three pools at Wanaka Recreation Centre are sometimes closed for reasons including maintenance, events, staff training and the dreaded 'code browns'. You can check if they’re working on any given day by following @QLDCSportRec on Facebook or calling (03) 443 9334. Worth doing especially if you're making a special trip to come see us.



Weekdays 6.00am–9.00pm
Saturdays & Sundays 8.00am–8.00pm
Public Holidays (except ANZAC Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day) 8.00am–8.00pm
ANZAC Day (25 April) 1.00pm–8.00pm
Christmas Day & New Year's Day CLOSED

We aim to have at least two lanes available for public lap swimming during our operating hours. Due to school swim events and other large bookings, this may not always be possible.


Supervision Policy

  • Children under 5 years of age must be within arm’s reach of a responsible caregiver, 16 years of age or over at all times
  • Maximum of two children under 5 years of age per supervising adult
  • Children under 8 years of age must be actively supervised at all times by a responsible caregiver, 16 years of age or over at all times
  • Actively supervised means watching the children in your care at all times and being able to provide immediate assistance if required.