Activity Category: Pools

Swimming Pool at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua

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Many locals would say that this is the best swimming pool facility in the Wellington region, especially those that like water slides, and best of all, unlike many pools, there’s no extra charge for the slide! There’s a separate pool for lane swimming but the main leisure pool is where…

Stadium Swimming Pool, Albany

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Opened at the end of January 2017, this brand new pool seems to have lots of interesting activities on offer for kids. Within the leisure pool there’s a climbing wall which kids can climb before falling off into the water. There are lily pads for kids to practice their balancing…

The Lido Aquatic Centre, Palmerston North

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The indoor and outdoor facility means that there’s water action for all weather at the Lido. Inside there is a leisure pool, 25m lap pool, 2 hydroslides, toddlers’ pool and dedicated teaching pool. Outside there’s a 50m pool, separate leisure pool, 2 hydroslides and a dive well. There’s also an…

Memorial Park, Palmerston North

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While the local council are planning upgrades for this park, it is already popular among local families for the wide range of activities available here. There’s lots of open space for running around, ball games etc. Bring your skates and practise at the skating rink, bring togs and splash around in…

Hot Salt Water Pools, St Clair

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Dating back to the late 1800s, this outdoor pool opens in October to the end of March each year, and has all the benefits of the sea, (while there is still chlorine in the water, it’s weaker than the average pool, as it’s mixed in with salt water) but is warmer…

AC Baths, Taupo

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No matter what the weather is like, these thermally heated pools will keep everyone busy and use up some energy! There’s lane swimming, a separate leisure pool with 2 toddler areas, 2 hydroslides, a tarzan swing and private pools available within this complex. There is also a sauna but for…

Splash Planet, Hastings

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***Open weekends only till 26th March 2017*** Splash Planet is fairly well known by summer visitors to the Hawkes’ Bay region and is generally a firm favourite with locals. It’s most talked about for the slides and water features but there’s also a whole section of the park dedicated to ‘dry…

Aquatic Centre, Richmond, Nelson

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This is the only indoor pool in the Nelson region. While there are no hydroslides at this pool, there is a wave pool with lazy river, 2 spa pools and a separate toddlers’ pool as well as an onsite cafe. All of this makes it a good place to come…

Baywave Aquatic Centre, Mount Maunganui

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This is the largest swimming pool complex in the area and if you can’t get out to the beach for any reason, it makes a good alternative. There’s a lap pool, leisure pool with waves, toddlers’ pool with waterfall feature and a beach area. There’s also a hydroslide, although it…

Waikite Thermal Pools, Rotorua

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These hot pools come highly recommended by lots of families. Unlike some other hot pool complexes in the country, the ones at Waikite aren’t treated with chemicals and come directly from the naturally boiling spring, with the only ‘treatment’ being that the water is cooled before it enters the pools.…