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Alpine Aqualand

Alpine Aqualand is based at the Queenstown Events Centre in Frankton and is a great option for entertaining the family, relaxing or keeping fit.

To help you plan your visit in advance, you can view the Alpine Aqualand lappool timetable for the current week here once classes resume. This shows which lanes are booked (e.g. by QLDC Swim School) and which remain free for public swimming through each day.

You can also call us anytime on 03 450 9005 to check how busy the pools are before you set out.

Please note opening hours for our various facilities can change. We do our best to publicise changes in advance or as quickly as possible if they are for unexpected reasons beyond our control.

For up to the minute news on closures or cancellations follow QLDC Sport & Recreation on Facebook. If you are making a special trip it is always worth giving reception a call before you set out.

Phone: 03 450 9005




Weekdays 6.00am-9.00pm 4.00-6.30pm
Saturdays & Sundays 8.00am-8.00pm 10.30am-6.30pm
School Holidays As normal 10.30am-6.30pm
Public Holidays (except ANZAC Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day) 8.00am-8.00pm 10.30am-6.30pm
ANZAC Day (25 April) 1.00pm-8.00pm 1.00pm-6.30pm
Christmas Day and New Year's Day CLOSED CLOSED


Supervision Policy

  • Children under 5 years of age must be within arm’s reach of a responsible caregiver, 16 years of age or over at all times

  • Maximum of two children under 5 years of age per supervising adult

  • Children under 8 years of age must be actively supervised at all times by a responsible caregiver, 16 years of age or over at all times

  • Actively supervised means watching the children in your care at all times and being able to provide immediate assistance if required.

  • Please see current prices for Alpine Aqualand (Queenstown Events Centre) below.

    Choose between our casual rates, or save on your swimming with a range of membership options offering great value.

    Casual Entry Prices





    Casual Swim $8.50 $4.00 $5.00
    Hydroslide $8.00 $5.00 $5.00
    10-concession card $75.00 $35.00 $45.00
    Toddler Time $7.00 per adult, with up to two toddlers 4 years and under swimming free.


    Pre-paid Swim Membership Prices






    12 Months $425 $209 $179 $709
    6 Months $280 $129 $109 $429
    3 Months $189 $79 $59 N/A


    Direct Debit Swim Membership Prices






    12 Months $10/week $5.00/week $4/week $17/week
    6 Months $12/week $6/week $5/week $20/week


    • Please note the hot pool is exclusive to those aged 16+ years. The learners' pool is available for Aqualand Swim School lessons only, or by private hire arrangement

    • With a casual entry pass you have access to all pools within the facility; hydroslide entry is an additional cost

    • With our memberships you can select whether you'd like to pre-pay up front or pay in installments via direct debit; all swim memberships include free use of all Queenstown Lakes District Council swimming facilities, excluding use of the hydroslides

    • For more advice about choosing the best option for you please give us a call on 03 450 9005 and a member of our Customer Services team will be happy to talk you through the benefits of each.


    Terms and Conditions

    • Senior/Beneficiary: 65+ years with ID or holders of a Super Gold or Community Services Card
    • Child: 5-18 years (ID may be required)
    • Toddler: 4 years or under
    • Group Discount: available for advanced bookings only; please enquire at reception
    • 10-visit Swim Card: Valid for 12 months from date of purchase & excludes use of the hydroslide
    • Family Memberships: One or more dependent children living with one or two responsible adults (i.e. parents and/or caregivers) at the same address; QLDC reserves the right to request proof of address and other qualifying documents at time of purchase.
    • Membership Inclusions: All members get free access to all Queenstown Lakes District Council swimming facilities excluding use of the hydroslides.


    Supervision Policy

    • Children under 5 years of age must be within arm’s reach of a responsible caregiver, 16 years of age or over at all times

    • Children under 8 years of age must be actively supervised at all times by a responsible caregiver, 16 years of age or over at all times

    • Actively supervised means watching the children in your care at all times and being able to provide immediate assistance if required.
  • Alpine Aqualand is perfect for all ages. Whether you'd like to entertain the family, keep fit or relax, there is a pool designed for you, including:

    • 25m lap pool with 8 lanes
    • Leisure pool and lazy river
    • Two hydroslides, catering for various heights
    • Tapered toddler pool with water features
    • Adult hot pool (16+ years)
    • Learners' pool for swimming lessons.

    25m Lap Pool

    8 lanes wide and heated to 27°C ranging from 1.2m to 2m in depth. Where possible we try to have at least two lanes open to the public at all times. We cater for slow, medium and fast swimmers, although this may not always be possible due to school swim events and other large bookings. These significant events will be mentioned on our Facebook Page, alternatively you can phone Customer Services to check availability. 

    Leisure Pool and Lazy River

    Heated to a beautiful 32°C, this pool is intended for gentle exercise and fun. The leisure pool includes a 37m lazy river which is lovely to float around and can also be used for aqua walking or jogging for a more athletic workout.

    Please note: the lazy river is closed for cleaning between 6.00-7.00am every Monday and Thursday.



    Our two hydroslides are popular with kids of all ages. You must be at least 1.4m in height to use the fast hydroslide. Our slow hydroslide is ideal for shorter children with caregivers.


    Toddlers' Area

    Our specially designed toddlers' area tapers to a maximum depth of 50cm and is heated to 32°C. This space allows children to play and experience the water in a fun and safe environment with exciting water features. Toddlers must be within arm’s reach at all times of a responsible caregiver aged 16+ years, as per our supervision policy.

    Adult Hot Pool

    A great way to relax after a busy day, a few laps in the lap pool or a day on the ski slopes. The hot pool is heated to 39°C. Please note that use of the hot pool is exclusive to those aged 16+ years.

    Learners' Pool

    Our purpose built learners' pool is maintained at a comfortable 32°C. Ranging from 75cm to 1.2m in depth, this pool has been designed specifically for teaching the life skill of swimming and is perfect for students who aren't yet ready to swim in the lap pool. The learner's pool isn't open to the public unless they are taking part in a swimming lesson or have hired the pool for private use.

  • Change Rooms

    We have large male and female change areas with plenty of showers, toilets, private changing cubicles and baby change tables. Hairdryers are available in the female change rooms, with hair straighteners available on request from reception. Additionally we have change rooms near our stadium facility. 



    We have hand rail entry into all of our pools and disability-friendly ramps into the lap and leisure pools. A chair hoist is available for entering the adult hot pool and learners' pool, and we have a water resistant wheelchair available for anyone to use. Our four self-contained change rooms are available for those with accessibility needs and/or young families. Each of these rooms have pram and/or wheelchair access, a shower, toilet, bench, hand rails and a baby change table.


    Storage Areas / Lockers

    Keep your valuables safe with our secure lockers, available for hire for $2/hire plus an $8 deposit (cash only). Open pigeon holes are available for storing your belongings. For security reasons we recommend leaving your valuables at home where possible.


    Lost Property

    Any items that are left behind or handed into our staff will be kept in lost property as follows: 

    • Valuables - handed over to NZ Police weekly
    • Toiletries - kept for one week and then thrown out
    • Clothing - kept for one month and then given to a local charity shop
    • Socks/underwear - thrown out at the end of the day 


    Lane Swimming

    Public lane swimming is available at all three QLDC facilities: Alpine Aqualand, Wanaka Recreation Centre and Arrowtown Memorial Pool (summer only). If the pool is busy you may need to share your lane with other swimmers, being sure to swim on the left hand side.

  • Please click here to go to our lessons booking page.

  • Whether you need just a few lanes or an entire pool, our pools are available to hire for team training sessions, swim meets, school sports competitions and private events. Lanes cost around $10/hour, must be booked in advance and conditions apply. A large BBQ is also available for groups to use with sufficient advance notice.

    To enquire about making a pool booking, contact our Bookings Coordinator Brittany Race on 03 450 9110 or


    Pool Parties

    Are you looking for a fun birthday party idea with a difference? We can help you or your child celebrate their special day with their friends and family at Alpine Aqualand! Our standard pool entry fees apply, but the birthday person gets to swim for free. 

    Exclusive use of the learners' pool is another party option, with a hiring fee of $55/hour. Enquire in advance as the use of this pool is subject to availability. 

    If you wish to bring your own food, drinks and a birthday cake, we recommend hiring one of our rooms. For the full party package, bring your crowd over for a session at Rockatipu Climbing Wall.

    See also:

  • Visit our sports shop for a great range of swim wear. We stock products from Speedo and Zoggs, including:

    • Togs (swim suits)
    • Caps
    • Goggles
    • Fins
    • Aqua Nappies
    • Towels
    • Floatation devices and more

    We also stock athletic wear - perfect for wearing at the gym or during your workout. This includes sport products from Balance and Musashi.

    A selection of drinks, spoorts supplements, snacks, sweets and ice-creams are available at Customer Services too.


    Aqua Nappies

    All children under 3 years of age must wear swim nappies and tight fitting swim wear during their pool visit. The key requirement is that there are two lines of defence - nappy and togs. We recommend our Speedo Aqua Nappies, which are eco-friendly, re-usable and just $10 each. They are to be worn with a second layer - either togs or a disposable swim nappy. 

    You can also find aqua nappies at local supermarkets. 


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