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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.

We've just launched Sensory Sessions for those with sensory sensitivity! Sensory Sessions are on every Friday from 2.15pm to 3.15pm.

Annual Closure from 2.00pm 29 June.

Lap swimmers can view our lane availability document to better plan ahead. We keep this document updated, but we advise giving our team a call to make sure there's a lane free. We try to keep two lanes available to public lap swimmers at all times. We endeavour to provide an Aqua jogging lane as often as we can, but at peak times this is not always possible. Please call ahead to check lane space if you require Aqua jogging space. 

  • Opening hours

    Pools & changing rooms





    Saturdays & Sundays

    8.00am - 6.00pm

    10.30am - 5.30pm

    School Holidays

    As normal


    Public Holidays



    ANZAC Day (25 April)



    Christmas Day and New Year's Day



    *(except ANZAC Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day)

    ** Hydroslide hours may vary depending on staff availability.  If you're planning a special trip, please call ahead to find out hydroslide operating hours  on 03 450 9005.

    Public swim lane availability

    To help you plan your visit in advance, you can view the Alpine Aqualand lap pool timetable for the current week. This shows which lanes are booked and which remain free for public swimming through each day.


  • Choose between casual entry prices, a 10 visit pass, or save with a membership! The below prices are effective 1 July 2023.

    New membership and casual visit options

    Pass type

    Casual Entry

    10 visit pass

    Open term direct debit membership

    Tertiary student $6.50 $60.00 $20 per fortnight


    Pass type

     3 Month pre paid

    6 month pre paid

    12 month pre paid

    Open term direct debit

    Off peak membership $129 $190 $295 $18 per fortnight


    Casual entry prices

    Pass type


    Senior / Beneficiary


    Casual swim $8.00 $5.00 $4.00
    Hydroslide $8.00 $5.00 $4.00


    Ten-visit pass


    Senior / Beneficiary


    $75.00 $45.00 $35.00
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    Swim membership prices

    Membership Adult Senior/ Beneficiary Child Family
    12 months $425 $209 $179 $699
    6 months $280 $129 $109 $399
    3 months $189 $79 $59 N/A
    Open Term direct debit $26/ fortnight $14/ fortnight $10/ fortnight $46/ fortnight
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    • 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: 5-17 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.

  • The Alpine Aqualand pool crew always puts on heaps of fun activities every school holiday.

    Download the schedule for the April school holiday period.

    The schedule and hydroslide are subject to change at short notice. We're impacted by staff shortages at the moment, so make sure to call ahead (03 450 9005) if you're coming for a specific activity or to slide!

  • 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.


    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 actively supervised 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 and older.

    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.

  • Changing rooms

    We have large male and female changing rooms with showers, toilets, private changing cubicles, baby change tables and hair dryers. We also have four universal changing rooms for families, disabled and gender inclusive use. Additional changing rooms are located along the corridor by the indoor stadium/courts.


    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 and lockers

    Keep your valuables safe with our secure poolside lockers. These cost $2.00 for a three-hour period (electronic payment only). Open cubby holes are also available for storing your belongings while swimming. For security reasons we recommend leaving your valuables at home whenever 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 Council-owned aquatic facilities: Alpine Aqualand (at Queenstown Events Centre), Wānaka Recreation Centre and  Arrowtown Memorial Pool (summer only). If the pool is busy you may need to share your lane with other swimmers - please swim on the left hand side and in the lane which matches your preferred speed.

  • 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:
    03 450 9110

    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  Check out the Birthday Parties section on our Kids Recreation page.

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

    • Togs (swim suits)

    • Caps

    • Goggles

    • Fins

    • Aqua nappies

    • Towels

    • Floatation devices and more.

    A selection of drinks, sports supplements, snacks, sweets and ice creams are available at reception too.

    Aqua nappies

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

    You can buy aqua nappies at reception and local supermarkets.


Our Supervision Policy

Contact us

Physical Address: Joe O'Connell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Postal Address: Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348

Annual Pool Shutdown from 29 June

Alpine Aqualand will be closed from 2.00pm on 29 June for two weeks for our annual cleaning. We re-open on Monday 15 July.

We'll be doing much needed maintenance on the pools, changing rooms, hydroslide and the mountain (where you go up to enter the hydroslide).

The swim school term has also been shortened to accommodate the closure.

What does this mean for swim members or visit pass holders?

  1. If you are a Direct Debit Membership holder, we will be suspending your payments for the duration of the closure, so you won’t be paying anything while the facility is closed. Our membership payments are debited in advance, therefore a credit for any days paid in advance will be loaded to your membership account
  2. If you are a Prepaid Membership holder we will extend the expiry date of your contract by the period of the facility closure
  3. If you are a Visit Pass holder we will extend the expiry date of your contract by the period of the facility closure.

The stadium, gym and group fitness classes will remain open during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience during this time and look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 15 July to the pool!

The pools at Wānaka Recreation Centre remain available to members and visit pass holders as an alternative. If you have any questions, then please email reception.

Lane Availability and Bookings