Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre

There will be a planned maintenance closure at Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre starting from Monday 10th through to Sunday 23rd of July. This will be the first closure at this facility since it reopened in August 2013 following extensive earthquake repairs to the roof and walls and is part of our scheduled maintenance programme. We will be taking this opportunity to work on the heating and filtration system, which normally operates 24/7 to ensure warm clean water for swimmers. The timing of this closure has been carefully considered so that it falls in what is traditionally a low use time so as to cause minimal disruption to the public. This closure will not affect the Dudley Park Aquatic Centre which is the closest alternative. The Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre is an indoor heated aquatic facility open year-round with a 6-lane 25 metre main pool, a learners pool with a waterfall into the toddlers pool. This aquatic facility was rebuilt after suffering significant damage in the February 2011 earthquake and reopened in August 2013.


Programmes and activities available include:

  • Learn to swim and water safety programme
  • Schools swimming lessons
  • Aquarobics
  • Lane swimming
  • Masters swimming
  • Birthday pool parties and more!

Pool Guidelines

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our users we have the following pool guidelines:

  • Children under the age of 5 must have an adult in the water with them at all times
  •  Children aged 5 - 7 years (inclusive) must be actively supervised by an adult at all times
  • Please walk around the poolside
  • Ensure you have a 20 minute rest from the water after eating
  • Please follow the instruction of the lifeguards
  • Please see a staff member before using any camera equipment inside the facility

Bumper boats

16 Jan 2017 Update: Bumper boats are currently unavailable while they are being serviced. We hope to have them back up and running soon!

Bumper boats (pdf, 178.4 KB) are available at Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre Fridays from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm and Sundays from 1 pm to 3 pm. The cost for unlimited rides is $5.00 plus pool admission. Bumper boats have a weigh limit of 70kgs and have a minimum age of 8 years old.


Public swimming hours

Over the next couple of months there are school swimming sports being hosted, that close the facilities through the day.  For the days and times of these closures, please check the School Swimming Sports link under Related Information.

Monday - Thursday: 6 am – 3.30 pm, then 6 pm – 9 pm (see sessional times below)
Friday: 6 am - 9 pm
Saturday- Sunday: 7.30 am – 7 pm
Public Holidays: 10 am – 7 pm
Christmas Day: Closed

Sessional WaiSwim hours

Monday - Thursday: 3.30 pm – 6 pm

Note there is no lane or recreation swimming available at these times and sessional WaiSwim hours only occur during the school terms.

Our other facilities


9 Cass Street, Kaiapoi
Phone: 03 375 5041

Main pool

The main pool is 25 m long and comprises of six lanes. Each lane is 2.2 m wide allowing for plenty of room for lane swimmers. The pool has a shallow end of 1 m and a deep end of 1.45 m which allows for a wide range of aquatic activities including Aquarobics, lane swimming, recreational swimming and more. The pool is heated to a pleasant 28-29o. The pool can be entered on one side by a ramp, which allows easy access for those with mobility issues.

Learners pool and toddlers pool

The learners pool is 12 m long and 6 m wide, and has a depth of 0.75 m at the shallow end and 0.9 m at the deep end. This pool operates at a temperature of around 32o, making it a fantastic place for children learning to swim within our structured programmes. The pool's design and location also allows it to double as additional recreational space at key times. A waterfall flows from the learners pool down into the toddlers pool, which has a beach area and provides an excellent place for parents with smaller children.