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

The Splash Centre have upgraded their services with a new customer portal to make your pool experience even better. If you are an existing customer, please visit the customer portal to create an account.

Customers will be able to update their details, purchase memberships, concession cards, check lane availability and enrol children into Learn to Swim at the click of a button.

If you need assistance, please pop into reception and speak with the team.

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 Please refer to Splash Centre website for more information
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.

Visit the Splash Centre website

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.

Whanganui East Pool is now closed for winter.

Hours during the summer months

Day Hours
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday - Friday CLOSED
24-25 December, 31 December, 1 January and Friday, 5 January CLOSED
Public Holidays Please refer to Whanganui East Pool website for more information

Whanganui East Pool 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.

Visit the Whanganui East Pool website

For regular updates about opening hours or further information on either facility, visit the Splash Centre Whanganui Facebook page or call Whanganui District Council on (06) 349 0001.