Swimming Pools

Splash Centre

Whanganui has your swimming needs covered with its two public swimming pools – the indoor Splash Centre facility in Springvale Park and the outdoor Whanganui East Pool.

Both pools have:

  • changing and shower rooms, toilets, viewing areas with seating, and a shop
  • supervision of swimmers
  • swimming and instructional opportunities such as learn to swim classes and aerobics
  • swimming aids such as boards, floats and lane markers
  • hot showers.

Splash Centre

The extended Splash Centre opened in April 2008. The complex includes eight pools and has something for all the family, from lane swimming to a lazy river, spa pools, learners’ and toddlers’ pools – and two giant hydroslides! There is also an indoor rowing and fitness centre.


Pool and Fitness Centre

Day Hours
Monday to Friday 6.00am–8.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 8.00am–6.00pm
Public holidays 10.00am–5.00pm
Good Friday and Christmas Day Closed
Note: Hours may be altered due to bookings.
Children under eight years must be actively supervised by a caregiver aged 16 or over. ‘Actively supervised’ means watching the child at all times and being able to provide immediate assistance.


Day Hours
Thursday and Friday (during school terms) 3.30pm–6.00pm (closed Monday-Wednesday)
Saturday, Sunday and school holidays 10.00am–4.30pm
Public holidays 11.00am–4.00pm
Note: Hydroslide times may vary depending on demand. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by a caregiver aged 16 or over.  

Aquarobics / Fifties Forward classes

Day  Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (50s Forward)  9.30am-10.30am
Tuesday and Wednesday (Aquarobics) 6.00pm-7.00pm
Thursday (Aquarobics) 6.30pm-7.30pm

Entry charges

Splash Centre general admission (prices are subject to change)

General admission includes use of the pools, sauna, steam room, hot pools and fitness centre.

Entrant Price
Adult $5.50
Community Service Card Holder (with ID) $5.00
Student (with ID) $5.00
Senior citizen $4.00
Child (5–16 years) $4.00
Pre-school child $2.00
Spectator $1.00
1 x adult & 1 x pre-schooler $5.50
Hydroslide (does not include pool admission) $3.50
Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children) $15.00
Family Pass (1 adult and 3 children) $14.50
Family Pass (2 adults and 2 preschoolers) $10.00
Family Swim & Slide (2 adults and 2 children) $20.00
Note: The fitness centre, sauna, steam room and hot pools are only available for patrons 17 years and over.

Concession cards

Entrant Price
Adult $90.00 (20 sessions)
$180.00 (50 sessions)
Senior Citizen $60.00 (20 sessions)
$135.00 (50 sessions)
Child (5-16 years) $60.00 (20 sessions)
$135.00 (50 sessions)
Community Services Card Holder (with ID) $80.00 (20 sessions)
$160.00 (50 sessions)
Student (with ID) $72.00 (20 sessions)
$170.00 (50 sessions)



Membership includes swimming, aquarobics and use of the fitness centre, sauna and steam room.

Entrant Price
12 months
Adult $14.00 weekly automatic payment or
$600.00 cash payment
Senior Citizen $10.00 weekly automatic payment or
$390.00 cash payment
Child (5-16 years) $9.50 weekly automatic payment or
$375.00 cash payment
6 months
Adult $14.00 weekly automatic payment or
$350.00 cash payment
Senior citizen $10.00 weekly automatic payment or
$240.00 cash payment
Child (5-16 years)  $9.50 weekly automatic payment or $220.00 cash payment
3 Months
Adult $190.00 (full payment only)
Senior citizen $140.00 (full payment only)
Child (5-16 years)  $120.00 (full payment only)
Adult  $14.00 
Senior citizen  $10.00
Child (5-16 years)  $9.50


Hydroslide admission

$3.50 per session (does not include admission to the pool)

Aquarobics/50s Forward Classes

One session $5.50
20 session card $90.00
50 session card $180.00

Whanganui East Pool

The Whanganui East Pool complex on Tinirau Street has a 33m outdoor pool, learner pool, hydroslide, diving board, BBQ, picnic facilities, lawn area and significant shade structures. The complex is open during the summer months.

Hours during the summer months

Day Hours
Monday–Thursday 12.00pm–6.00pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12.00pm–5.00pm


Hours during the summer terms

Day Hours
Daily 3.00pm–6.00pm

Entry charges (prices subject to change)

Entrant Price
Pre-schoolers and spectators $1.50
Child $3.00
Adult $4.00
Students and gold card holders $3.50
Hydroslide pass $2.50
Family Pass (two adults and two children) $11.00
Family passes and season concession tickets are also available. Contact the pool office for details.

Get in touch

Visit the Splash Centre website

Whanganui East Pool

Phone (06) 343 6650

For further information on either facility, call Whanganui District Council on (06) 349 0001.