Please note: A number of QLDC’s online services will be offline tonight (Friday 23 October) at 9.00pm for an estimated 30 to 60 minutes, due to an update to our internet connection.

Services affected by the outage include eDocs, Infringement Waivers and our GIS mapping systems.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Wanaka Recreation Centre

Visit the three-pool complex at Wanaka Recreation Centre for family fun, swim lessons, relaxation or to keep fit.

Located at 41 Sir Tim Wallis Drive (accessed either via Ballantyne Road or SH84 near Puzzling World), our 8-lane 25m  lap pool, 20m learners' pool with separate toddlers' area, and adult hot pool is only a quick 5-minute drive from central Wanaka.

To help you plan your visit in advance, we provide a 'live' online pool timetable to show which lanes are booked and which are available through the day. You can also call us anytime on 03 443 9334 to check how busy the pools are before you set out.

See a pool timetable here (click the tabs along the bottom to see lane availability for each day).

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 on 03 443 9334 before you set out.

DAY

OPENING HOURS

Weekdays 6.00am–9.00pm
Saturdays & Sundays 8.00am–8.00pm
Public Holidays (except ANZAC Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day) 8.00am–8.00pm
ANZAC Day (25 April) 1.00pm–8.00pm
Christmas Day & New Year's Day CLOSED

 

We aim to have at least two lanes available for public lap swimming during our operating hours. Due to school swim events and other large bookings, this may not always be possible.

 

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.

  • Choose between our casual rates, or consider a range of membership options to get the best value.

    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 at Alpine Aqualand.

    For more advice about choosing the best option for you, please give us a call on 03 443 9334 or email wrc@qldc.govt.nz and a member of our Customer Services team will be happy to talk you through it.

    Or, if you're ready to join, follow the links below:

    Adult swim membership - JOIN NOW

    Senior or beneficiary swim membership - JOIN NOW

    Child swim membership - JOIN NOW

    Pre-paid (concession) swims - BUY NOW

     

    Casual Entry Prices 

    PASS TYPE

    ADULT

    CHILD

    SENIOR / BENEFICIARY

    Casual Swim $8.50 $4.00 $5.00
    10 x swim pass $75.00 $35.00 $45.00
    Toddler Time $7.00 per adult, with up to two toddlers 4 years and under (i.e. under 5) swimming free.

     

    Pre-paid Swim (Concession) Prices 

    MEMBERSHIP

    ADULT

    SENIOR/
    BENEFICIARY

    CHILD

    FAMILY

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

     

    Direct Debit Swim Membership Prices 

    MEMBERSHIPS

    ADULT

    SENIOR/
    BENEFICIARY

    CHILD

    FAMILY

    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

    • With a casual entry pass, you have access to all pools within the facility.

     

    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 and excludes use of the hydroslides at Alpine Aqualand
    • 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 at Alpine Aqualand.

     

    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.

     

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  • Wanaka Pool

    Visit the new three-pool complex at Wanaka Recreation Centre for family fun, swim lessons, relaxation or to keep fit. Located at Three Parks (off Ballantyne Road), our 25m, 8-lane lap pool, 20m learners' pool with separate toddlers' area and adult hot pool  is only a quick five-minute drive from central Wanaka.

     

    Aqua Bars

    Our custom designed Aqua Bars enable you to have a high intensity workout that is non-weight bearing and low impact. Available at no extra cost, the bars are perfect for rehabilitation exercise, working out when injured and for those who lack water confidence, are elderly or overweight. A specific set of exercises have been developed to help you use the bars effectively. These exercises can be adapted and tailored to suit a specific training or rehabilitation programme.

     

    Change Rooms & Accessibility

    Separate male and female change areas are available, containing showers, toilets, baby change tables and hairdryers. We have one self-contained accessible change room and three separate family change rooms. A chair hoist and hand rails are available for entering the pool.

     

    Retail

    We have a great range of Speedo swim wear, swim caps and goggles available for purchase as well as a small selection of drinks, snacks, sweets and ice-creams.

     

    Aqua Nappies

    All children aged 3 and under 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 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 find aqua nappies at local supermarkets.

     

    Lost Property

    For security reasons we recommend leaving your valuables at home where possible. Any items that are left behind or handed into our staff will be kept in lost property as follows:

    • Valuables - handed to NZ Police after 24 hours
    • Toiletries - kept for one week and then thrown out
    • Clothing - kept for one month and then given to the Wanaka Recycle Centre
    • Socks/Underwear - thrown out at the end of the day

     

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  • Wanaka Swim School offers:

    • Qualified, experienced instructors
    • A positive and comfortable learning environment
    • Small classes and a friendly, personalised service
    • Indoor heated swimming pools
    • Family orientated environment
    • Intensive Holiday Swim Week programmes.

    To view and download the current swim school brochure click here.

    To book swim lessons in Wanaka online click here.

    For more info please  contact us:

    Wanaka Swim School
    Wanaka Recreation Centre
    T: 03 443 9334
    wanakaswims@qldc.govt.nz

    About the Programme

    QLDC Swim School is located at Wanaka Recreation Centre at Three Parks off Sir Tim Wallis Drive.

    Regardless of your age or ability, you can learn the life skill of swimming and water safety with our quality programmes.

    Lessons are available everyday during the school term, catering for children as young as six months through to adults. Whether you are new to swimming or wanting to improve your technique, we have a level for you.

    If you have any doubt which lesson level you or your child should be in, we will provide you with a free swim assessment.

    All children receive certificates of achievement as they progress and reach their goals.

    As a Wanaka Swim School member, you can enjoy practicing or splashing about at Wanaka Recreation Centre for two hours prior to your lesson, or as long as you wish for after your lesson.


    Holiday Swim Week

    For faster progress and great value, consider our intensive Holiday Swim Week programme for your child. Choose one or more weeks each school holiday, with a 30-minute class every weekday morning to suit most abilities.

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