15 Jul: Coastlands Aquatic Centre is closed for maintenance 22 July–9 August Coastlands Aquatic Centre
12 Jul: Enrolling now – Term 3 learn to swim classes Learn to swim

Coastlands Aquatic Centre

Whether you're looking for swimming lessons or to be swim fit, our Coastlands Aquatic Centre caters for all ages and aquatic abilities. It has a translucent roof which creates the feeling of swimming in an outdoor pool, while generating heat and reducing energy costs.

For fun whatever the weather, join in our SPLASH! sessions, book a birthday party at our on-site Plunge cafe, and check out our Aquafitness programme and upcoming events

Weekly lane schedule
Important notices

Coastlands Aquatic Centre will be closed for maintenance 22 July–11 August. However, Ōtaki pool is open for business and with extra AquaFit classes. Our Term 3 Learn to Swim classes start on 12 August. Thank you for your patience and understanding while this important work is completed. 

To sign up to our text or email alerts please email us your contact details to [email protected] 

Opening hours

  • Monday: 5.30am–9pm
    (Programmes Pool closed 3.30–6pm for swimming lessons)
  • Tuesday: 5.30am–8pm
    (Lane pool closes at 4.15pm and spa closes at 7.15pm during term-time only)
  • Wednesday: 5.30am–9pm
    (Programmes Pool closed 3.30–6pm for swimming lessons)
  • Thursday: 5.30am–9pm
  • Friday: 5.30am–9pm
  • Weekends: 8am–8pm
    (Programmes Pool closed until 12.15pm of Saturdays for swimming lessons)
Public holiday hours

To ensure all customers have vacated the facility before the pool closes for the night, you must be out of all pools and spa 15 minutes before closing time. 

Our facilities

Our 25 x 25 metre lane pool with a moveable floor is heated to 28 degrees, and has removable ramp access for swimming events. 

Only those 8 years and over are allowed in the deep water (2.4 metres). To ensure everyone who visits our centre has fun in a safe environment, all children aged 8 to 12 years who wish to swim in the deep water (2.4 metres) must pass a swim test.

Our smaller programmes pool with ramp access is heated to a water temperature of 32°c, and with a depth of 1.2 metres.

It's great for children under 8 and is used for swimming lessons, hydrotherapy type activities, special needs groups and kids play sessions during SPLASH. 

Babies and toddlers love our toddler pool with fun water features and waterfall wall.

Swim nappies must be worn by all babies and toddlers under four. These can be purchased at cost price from reception. 

Hydroslide can be opened on request.

Under 5s must be accompanied down the slide by an adult 16 years or older.

5–7 years can use the slide by themselves, with an adult waiting at the bottom.

8 years and over can use the slide by themselves.

Our new flying fox, Te Manu Rere, has taken off.

Te Manu Rere will be in flight 1–4pm during weekend SPLASH events, and school holidays.

It is open to use for those 8 years and older as long as they have passed the deep-water test.

The maximum weight limit is 130kg.

Spa and sauna for over 16 year olds only. 

You can also get your coffee fix or refuel after your swimming or AquaFit session at our onsite cafe, and pick up essentials at our swim shop. We also have meeting room available for hire for community events. 

Plunge Cafe >    Meeting room hire >    Swim shop >

Ramp access into the main pool makes our Coastlands Aquatic Centre for easy disabled access with our waterproof wheelchairs.

We have an all-inclusive accessibility policy including ramp access into pools, disabled change rooms and waterproof wheelchairs. Read more about accessibility at our pools

Water safety is important to us – read our pool safety rules to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Group Bookings

For group bookings - please fill out our Coastlands Aquatic Centre Booking form.

For further information or queries, please phone 04 296 4746 and speak to reception or email to [email protected].

From 24 April 2023, you'll need to have six swimmers per lane per hour to hire a lane during Monday to Friday:

  • 5.30–7.30am
  • 4.30–6.30pm

Lane hire will also depend on lane availability.

There are nine swimming lanes available; three will always remain available to the public, except under special circumstances like the whole pool being hired, or other scheduled community events or activities.

This lane hire criteria will give a fairer, more transparent and equitable offering for all our users.

We'll look at lane hire requests against these criteria at the end of Term 4 each year, based on attendance reporting for the year just completed. We reserve the right to amend the criteria at this time.

Thank you for your understanding while we all adjust to these criteria.

Our programmes and events

Contact us and location

Phone: 04 296 4746
Email: [email protected]
Address: 10 Brett Ambler Way, Paraparaumu, Kāpiti Coast 

Bus route: 260 Paraparaumu Station - Stop A
Bus stops on Kapiti Road (stop ID:1194)

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