The best outdoor swimming pools in Auckland

Auckland's Best Outdoor Swimming Pools

 Take the kids for a fun day out this summer at one of the BEST outdoor pools in Auckland, New Zealand. 

Please check the pool’s website for daily opening hours before heading out to make sure they don’t have any closures for maintenance on the day you are planning to go.

Parnell Baths pool by Auckland for Kids

Parnell Baths

Open for the summer season from Sat 4 Dec 2021
Judges Bay Rd, Parnell, Central Auckland

Parnell’s 60m salt water pool is a one-of-a-kind in Auckland. There are hot pools, loungers, and a grassy picnic area with views of the harbour and Rangitoto.

Birkenhead outdoor pool

Birkenhead Pool

Open year round
46 Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead, North Shore, Auckland

Swim outside, even in the middle of winter in the six lane 33.3m outdoor heated pool. There is also a smaller learners pool.

Grey Lynn Paddling Pool in Auckland

Grey Lynn Paddling Pool

Open for the summer season from late December to 14 February 2022.
Grosvenor Street, Grey Lynn Park, Grey Lynn, Auckland

The paddling pool is situated next to a playground in Grey Lynn Park and is lots of fun for toddlers and young children who can’t swim with a maximum depth of 75cm. There are covered shade sails over the pool and the pool is monitored by a trained lifeguard when it is open in summer. Plus there is the fun Grey Lynn Park kids playground right next to the fenced pool.

Point Erin Pools in Auckland

Point Erin Pools

Open for the summer season from Fri 3 Dec 2021
Shelley Beach Rd, Herne Bay, Central Auckland

Large 33 metre walk in beach style pool entrance which is great for the little kids and family fun. A 3m deep diving pool with diving boards to jump off or slide into. There is a family spa heated to 35 degrees. Plus there is a basketball court and volleyball court and you can hire tubes to float on. Point Erin Pool has views of the harbour bridge, lots of trees and grass areas for a picnic to make it a fun family day out. 

Moana Nui a Kiwa Pool

Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Pool 

Open in summer from December to March
14 Waddon Place, Mangere, South Auckland

The leisure centre has both indoor and outdoor pools and a splashpad.   There are five outdoor pools including an outdoor learner’s pool, outdoor toddler’s splash pool,  2.6 metre deep dedicated “bombing” pool and a hydroslide. 


Lagoon Leisure Pool and Fitness Centre

Open for the summer season from early December
Lagoon Drive, Panmure, East Auckland

Outdoor pools, a hydroslide, diving boards, and an adventure playground – great for kids in summer. The outdoor area and gardens with barbecues and shaded picnic tables are great for family picnics and functions.

Massey Park Pool

Massey Park Pool

Outdoor pool is open for the summer season only from 3 December 2021.
2 Ron Keat Dr, Papakura, South Auckland

The indoor pools have an African Jungle theme with a wave pool beach area and a lazy river.  In summer there is a heated 50m outdoor pool for swimming laps and two small pools for the little kids.

Parakai Springs hot pools and slides

Parakai Springs

Open all year
150 Parkhurst Road, Parakai, Auckland

Thermal water indoor and outdoor pools. Gentle slope beach area for small children and two water slides for the older kids.

Onehunga War Memorial Pool

Onehunga War Memorial Pool

Jellicoe Park, off Quadrant Rd, Onehunga, Auckland, NZ
Open for the summer season

Outdoor pools with waterslides, diving boards, children’s water toys and barbecues on the grass area.

Papatoetoe Centennial Swimming Pool

Papatoetoe Centennial Pool

Currently closed due to unforeseen circumstances, will open when issues are resolved. Usually open for summer from December to March each year.
Indoor pool open all year
25R Sutton Crescent, Papatoetoe, South Auckland 

Thermal water indoor and outdoor pools. Gentle slope beach area for small children and two water slides for the older kids.

Tōtara Park Swimming Pools

Tōtara Park Pool

Open date in January is yet to be confirmed.
Wairere Rd, Manurewa, South Auckland

Situated within one of the city’s biggest urban bush parks, Totara Park Pool offers great fun in the sun in an idyllic environment. There are two pools, a lap and leisure pool and a toddlers’ pool. Both outdoor pools are not heated.