Swimming Pools

​​​​​​​​​​Whanganui has two public swimming pools – the Splash Centre in Springvale Park and the Wh​anganui 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, aerobics etc. 
  • Swimming aids such as boards, floats, lane markers etc. 
  • Hot showers.​

Splash Centre

The extended Splash Centre opened in April 2008. The complex includes something for all the family, from lane swimming to a lazy river, spa pools, learners’ and toddlers’ pools – and two giant hydroslides!

The lazy river and spa pool areas of the Splash Centre will be closed for repainting from 26 December 2018 and they will re-open on Sunday, 6 January 2018. All other Splash Centre facilities will be open.  ​​

​Pool and Fitness Centre hours:
Monday to Friday6am-8pm 
Saturday and Sunday8am-6pm
Public holidays10am-5pm
Good Friday and Christmas DayClosed 
​​​Note: Hours may be altered due to bookings. Children under 8 years must be actively supervised by a caregiver aged 16 or over. "Actively supervised" means watching the child at all times and able to provide immediate assistance.​ ​


​Hy​​​droslide​ h​ours:​
​​Thursday-Friday (school terms) 3.30pm - 5.30pm (closed Monday-Wednesday)
Saturday, Sunday and school holidays10am-4.30pm
Public holidays11.00am-4.00pm

Note: Hydroslide times may vary depending on demand. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by a caregiver aged 16 or over.​​ ​

Monday, Wednesday, Friday (50s Forward)​​9.30am-10.30am
​Tuesday, Wednesday (Aquarobics)​6pm-7pm 
​Thursday (Aquarobics)​7pm-8pm

Entry charges​

Splash Centre general admission​ 
(includes use of the pools, sauna, steam room, hot pools and fitness centre)

Community Service Card Holder (with ID)$4.50
Student (with ID)$4.50
Senior Citizen$3.50
Child (5-16 years)$3.50
Pre-school Child$1.50
Hydroslide (does not include pool admission)$3.00
Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children)$12.00​​
Family Pass (1 adult & 3 children)$12.00
Fa​mily Pass (2 adults & 2 preschoolers)$9.60
Fa​mily Pass (1 adults & 1 preschooler1)$5.00​
Note: that children under 14 years are not allowed in the fitness centre; the sauna, steam room and hot pools are only available for patrons 17 years and over.​ ​

Concession cards​

​Adult​$80​.00 (20 sessions)
$170.00 (50 sessions)​
​Senior Citizen​$50.00 (20 sessions)
$125.00 (50 sessions)
​Child​$50.00 (20 sessions)
$125.00 (50 sessions)​​
​Community Services Card Holder​ ​(with ID)$70.00 (20 sessions)​
​$150.00 (50 sessions)
​Student (with ID)$70.00 (20 sessions)
$150.00 (50 sessions)



Includes swim, aquarobics, fitness centre, sauna, steam room

​​​12 months
Adult$12.00 weekly automatic payment or
$600.00 cash payment ​
​Senior Citizen$8.00 weekly automatic payment or
$390.00 cash payment
​​6 months
​Adult​$12.00  weekly automatic payment or
$312.00 cash payment
​Senior citizen​$8.00  weekly automatic payment or
$208.00 cash payment​​
​3 Months
Adult​$170.00 (full payment only)
​Senior citizen​$120.00 (full payment only)

Hydroslide admission​: 

$3.00 per session (does not include admission to the pool)

Aquarobics/50s Forward Classes​

Per session $4.50
20 session card $81.00

Whanganui East Pool

The Whanganui East pool complex 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.

For the 2018/2019 season, the Whanganui East Pool will open at 12noon on Boxing Day, 26 December 2018.

Holiday Hours

​Friday, Saturday and Sunday ​11am-5pm
​Public holidays ​10am-5pm
​Closed on Christmas Day

School Term Hou​rs (after 28 January 2019)

​​Saturday and Sunday ​11am-5pm
​Public holidays ​10am-5pm

Entry charges

Pre-schoolers and spectators​​$1.00
S​tudents and gold card holders$3.00​
Hydroslide pass$2.00
​Family Pass (two adults and two children)​$10.00
Family passes and season concession tickets are also available. Contact the pool office for details.​ ​


Splash CentrePhone (06) 349 0113
or visit the Splash Centre website
Whanganui East poolPhone ​(06) 343 6650
​​For further info​rmation on either facility, contact Leighton Toy​ at the Whanganui District Council.​ ​
Page reviewed: 28 Aug 2019 12:59pm