Baywave Aquatic Centre, playground and skatepark, Mount Maunganui


Suitable for all ages

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 doesn’t operate continually, so it’s worth checking the times in contact info and warning your kids if they’re expecting to spend most of the visit on the slide. Some reports suggest that paying for the slide when it’s busy is a waste of money, as the limited operating times mean you can spend most of the time queueing and only get one or 2 turns. The waves in the pool also have limited operating times – see contact info.

Term time this pool sometimes has Friday Fun Nights for 8-13 year olds. Look at their Facebook page here to check when the next Fun Night is.

There’s also a cafe onsite.

Some families have said the changing rooms aren’t always too clean, the family change space is quite cramped and the showers are temperamental. If you prepare for these things though, the actual pool area is worth a visit!

Outside of the pool is a playground with swings, a slide and climbing structure and a couple of spinning pieces. There’s also a skatepark with bowl and basketball court outside the nearby community centre.

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Contact Information

Tel: 07 577 8550


Address: corner of Girven Road & Gloucester Rd, Bayfair, Mount Maunganui

Open: daily. Pool open Monday to Friday 6am – 8.45pm, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 7am – 5pm.

  • Hydroslide operates weekends, public holidays & school holidays 10.15am – 4.45pm (runs for approx. 40 mins every hour). Also operates 4pm – 6pm Monday to Friday during the school term.
  • Waves operate weekends, public holidays & school holidays 11am – 5pm (run on the hour and half hour for approx. 15mins).

Price: Adults $7.90 (16 years+), Students $5.10 & Kids $5.20 (5-15 years), Preschoolers $2.30 (2-4 years) Family Pass (2A+2K or 1A+3K) $21 . Hydroslide (for 5 year olds and over only) $5 in addition to swimming fee.

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