The best outdoor swimming pools in Auckland

Auckland's Best Outdoor Swimming Pools


 Take the kids and make a day of 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.

Picture: Birkenhead Swimming Pool

Birkenhead Pool

Open year round
46 Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead

Swim outside, even in the middle of winter in the 33.3m outdoor heated pool.


Grey Lynn Paddling Pool

Open for the summer season
Grosvenor Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland map

The paddling pool is situated next to a playground in Grey Lynn Park.  The pool is monitored by a trained lifeguard throughout the summer.


Lagoon Leisure and Fitness Centre

Open for the summer season from early December
Lagoon Drive, Panmure, 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 Aquatic Centre 

Outdoor pool is open for the summer season only
2 Ron Keat Dr, Papakura, 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 lap pool and there are two small pools for the little kids.


Moana-Nui-a Kiwa Pool 

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

Indoor and outdoor pools  There is a learner’s pool and a toddler’s splash pool outside. There are five outdoor pools, including a 2.6m “bombing” pool and hydroslides.

Picture: Onehunga War Memorial Pool, Onehunga, Auckland, NZ

Onehunga War Memorial Pool

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

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


Paptoetoe Cetennial Pool

Outdoor pool open from December 2018 to March 2019. 
Indoor pool open all year
25R Sutton Crescent, Papatoetoe, Auckland 

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

Picture: Parakai Springs, Parakai, Auckland, New Zealand

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.

Picture: Parnell Baths, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand

Parnell Baths

Open for the summer season from 2 November 2019
Judges Bay Rd, Parnell

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.


Point Erin Pools

Open for the summer season
Shelley Beach Rd, Herne Bay, Auckland

Views of the harbour bridge, lots of trees and grass areas for a picnic. Walk in beach style pool entrance which is great for the little kids. A diving well, hydroslides, toddlers pool, family spa pool, basketball and volleyball court.


Totara Park Pool

Open only in summer from December to March
Wairere Rd, Manurewa, Auckland

Situated next to one of the city’s biggest urban bush parks, Totara Park Pool offers great fun in the sun and is situated in an idyllic environment. With a lap/leisure pool and a toddlers’ pool, the complex is popular with community and school parties.