Wharenui Swimming Pool

The Wharenui Swimming Pool located on the corner of Matipo and Elizabeth Streets is a public pool complex that was originally built on this site in 1911.  The complex features 3 Pools;

1. Toddlers Pool 

2. Teaching Pool 

3. Length Pool 8 laned 25m pool 

The pool is open to all the public and is one of the few pools in the region not operated by the council.  Also located at the pool is an indoor sports stadium and weights gym, both these are currently closed awaiting earthquake repairs with the outlook of reopining mid 2016.  The staff and patrons alike are friendly and willing to assist, the water is crystal clear and the lanes are not overcrowded......so come in and find out!




See the large range of activities available at Wharenui:


Learn To Swim Learning to swim is a fundamental skill especially in a country such as New Zealand which is surrounded by water. Water Safety NZ recommends that kids over the age of 12 should be able to swim 200m. Here at Wharenui we cater for babies right through to adults 
Lane Swimming Come down and enjoy some quality pool time in our eight lane 25m pool or take your kids down for a play in the teaching pools.
Pool Parties Try something different for your child's birthday this year, we have pool space and a giant inflatable available for hire for the best pool party ever.
Aquacise  Swimming not your thing? Aquacise is the perfect combination of fun and fitness without getting your head wet.
Masters Swimming Looking just to keep fit or pursuing further masters honours, the Wharenui Masters train once a day. 
50+ Super group Friendly land based exercise session followed by a swim or a cup of tea/coffee.
Squad Swimming Home to the Wharenui Swimming Club, one of the South Islands premier swimming clubs.  Squads range from introductory squad swimming too competing at the highest levels in New Zealand.
Schools Programme Integrate the important skill of swimming into your school curriculum.
Stadium NOW OPEN!!!!