The BEST indoor swimming pools for children and families to enjoy in Auckland, New Zealand.
New Zealand is in a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. All non-essential businesses and services including public swimming pools in Auckland are closed for four weeks from Wednesday 24 March 2020 until Wednesday 22 April 2020 at 11:59pm.
Central Auckland pools
100 Customs Street West, Auckland CBD
The Tepid Baths has two pools, a 25m main pool and a 15m learner’s pool. There is also spa and sauna facilities, a fitness centre and an on-site cafe.
Accessibility: Tepid Baths is a completely accessible centre, with water wheelchairs, pool hoists in all pools, and ramp access to our smaller pool. There is a lift to the upstairs fitness centre and disabled access changing rooms.
FREE swimming for children under 16 years old.
Glen Innes Pool and Leisure Centre
Onehunga War Memorial Pool & Leisure Centre
Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga
Onehunga War Memorial Pool and Leisure Centre is a large centre with indoor and outdoor pools, spa and sauna facilities, swimming lessons, a fitness centre and group fitness classes.
Please note that the outdoor pool is only open during the summer season.
Cameron Pool and Leisure Centre
Mount Albert Aquatic Centre
38 Alberton Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland
Heated indoor 25m pool. Carribean pirate theme leisure pool with a hydroslide and waves.
Please note Mt Albert Aquatic Centre is not part of Auckland Council’s free for under 16 year olds initative.
77 Broadway, Newmarket
50 metre swimming pool and a learners pool. There is also a large spa, sauna, steam room, fitness centre.
Please note Tepid Baths is not part of Auckland Council’s free for under 16 year olds initative.
East Auckland pools
Lagoon Pool and Leisure Centre
Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre
Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga, East Auckland
New splash pad, two 25m pools, one 15m learner’s pool, splash pool, spa, steam room and sauna.
Swimming is FREE for children under 16 years old at Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre.
North Auckland pools
Albany Stadium Pool
Stadium Drive, Albany, North Shore
Albany Stadium Pool
New pool with fun water features like the splash pad and over the pool climbing wall.
FREE swimming for children under 16 years old at Albany Stadium Pool.
Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre
46 Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead, North Shore, Auckland
Inside learners pool and a 33m outdoor heated pool, rock climbing wall, fitness centre, outdoor adventure activities and more.
Swimming FREE for children under 16 years old.
Glenfield Pool and Leisure Centre
73-77 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield
25m lane pool, 15m learner’s pool and a dive pool, with diving boards at 1m, 3m and 5m. There are also two spa pools, a steam room and two saunas.
Accessibility: Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre is an accessible centre, with ramp access to our pool. There are disabled access changing rooms and a lift in the centre.
Swimming is FREE for children under 16 years old. The hydroslide costs extra.
Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre
159 Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay, Auckland
Two indoor heated pools, one is a children’s pool. In summer there is a splash pad. Plus there are badminton courts, basketball courts and a cafe at the leisure centre.
FREE swimming for children under 16 years old at Stanmore Bay Pool.
Takapuna Pool and Leisure Centre
South Auckland pools
Franklin Pool and Leisure Centre
Franklin Road, Pukekohe, South Auckland
Indoor 25m pool, toddler splash pool, sauna, basketball courts and badminton courts.
Manurewa Pool and Leisure Centre
Skyes Road, Manurewa, South Auckland
Three heated indoor pools: 25m lane pool, 25m leisure pool with graduated depth and a learner’s pool. There’s also a toddler’s splash pool that gives the little ones a chance to have some water fun. Plus there is a spa and sauna which is included in the admission price.
Swimming is FREE for children under 16 years old at Manurewa Pool.
Massey Park Pool
2R Ron Keat Drive, Papakura
The pool was refurbished in June 2014. The indoor leisure pool has a wave machine, hydroslide and lazy river. There is also an indoor 25m lap pool, education pool and spa pool. The outdoor pools, are a 50m lap pool, a shallower learner’s pool and a toddler’s pool.
Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Pool and Leisure Centre
66R Mascot Ave, Mangere, South Auckland
There is a 25m lane pool, a learner’s pool, a toddler’s splash pool and spa pool indoors. In summer there are also outdoor pools open that have five irregularly shaped pools, including a 2.6m “bombing” pool, and hydro slides.
Swimming is FREE for children under 16 years old at Moana-Nui-a-Kiwi Pool.
Otahuhu Pool and Leisure Centre
Fairburn Reserve, Mason Avenue, Otahuhu, South Auckland
Outdoor splash pad and six different indoor pools: toddlers, leisure, bombing, spa, 25m lap and learn to swim pool. Next to the pool is a library, playground, fitness centre and cafe.
Newbury Street, Otara, South Auckland
There are three indoor pools within a large hall, a 25m pool for lane swimming, a 15m learners pool and a toddlers pool. There is also an outdoor pool and a fitness centre and garden area.
Swimming is FREE for children under 16 years old and adults at Otara Pool.
Papatoetoe Centennial Pools and Leisure Centre
Sutton Crescent, Papatoetoe, South Auckland
The heated indoor pools include a 25m lane pool, 15m learner’s pool and a super-fun toddler’s splash pool. During summer there is a 50m outdoor pool open too.
Swimming is FREE for children under 16 years old at Papatoetoe Centennial Pool.
West Auckland pools
West Wave Aquatic Centre
20 Alderman Drive, Henderson
Hydroslide and wave pool. There is also a 50m lane pool, diving boards, hydrotherapy pool, spa pool, sauna and steam room.
Swimming is FREE for children under 16 years old. Hydroslide and hydrotherapy pool costs extra.