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Waikanae Pool

A day at our much-loved outdoor Waikanae Pool is a Kāpiti summer classic! Families love this aquatic oasis, with its lush green spaces and onsite BBQs making it the perfect spot for relaxation and play.

Dive into our AquaFit classes, Learn to Swim sessions and enjoy the thrill of our hydroslide. Kids love our 'Back to school water fight' event, and don't miss our fun 'Dogs in Togs' event to farewell our summer season.

We can't wait to see you again when we re-open in November 2024! 

Weekly lane schedule
Important notices

Closed for winter. See you in November 2024. 

Dogs In Togs
Our popular Dogs in Togs event closing out our summer season.

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

Opening hours

Summer season opening hours:

  • Monday and Thursday: 6am–6pm (8pm during school holidays)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 6am–8pm
  • Saturday–Sunday: 8am–8pm


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 33.5 metre outdoor heated pool is heated to 29 degrees. Great for lane swimming, learn to swim and aquafitness classes and our popular summer SPLASH! fun at weekends and school holidays. 

Babies and toddlers love our warm outdoor toddler pool heated to 32 degrees and with shade sails that provide sun protection for delicate skin.

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

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.

You can also refuel after your swimming or AquaFit session with a selection of snacks from our onsite General Store, and pick up essentials at our swim shop.

We also have BBQs for hire and low-rise chairs, bean bags and shade umbrellas for you to relax under when you're not swimming. 

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We have an all-inclusive accessibility policy including hoist access into our main pool with trained staff available to assist and disabled and family change rooms. 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 and School Fun Bookings

If you're a group or school wanting to make a fun booking at Waikanae Pool, please fill out our group and school fun booking form.

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

Council has hosted a MetService weather station at Waikanae Pool since 2018. This infrastructure is owned and maintained by MetService, and is hosted on a small pole in the pool’s courtyard, which is used for measuring atmospheric temperatures.

The weather station was established at the Waikanae Pool after councillors questioned whether the weather station at the Kāpiti Coast Airport was the best place for measuring the temperature for the district, given its close proximity to the sea. With Waikanae Pool further inland and closer to district’s centre, temperatures there were considered to better represent the warm climate of the Kāpiti Coast. You can read more about the background to the installation of this weather station in this media release from November 2018.

If you're experiencing any problems with the weather station, please contact MetService.

Our programmes and events

Contact us and location

Phone: 04 296 4789
Email: [email protected]
Address: 52 Ngarara Road, Waikanae, Kāpiti Coast 

Bus route: Bus route: 280 from Waikanae Station
Bus stops on Ngarara Road (stop ID:1580)

For more information visit the Metlink website at