Swimming Pools

​​​​​​​Council offers public swimming pools in Taumarunui, Raetihi and Ohakune which are open over the summer period. Taumarunui High School and Community Trust also operate a 25 metre indoor pool in Taumarunui, which is open all year round.

The outdoor pools in Taumarunui, Ohakune and Raetihi are OPEN for the summer season and will close again on 14 March 2021. 

Pool Public Swimming Hours

​Monday to Friday​Saturday and Sunday
​Outside of School Term​12.00 noon to 6.00pm​12.00 noon to 6.00pm
​During School Term (beginning Tuesday 9 February 2021)​3.00pm to 6.00pm​12.00 noon to 6.00pm
​Closed - Christmas Day and New Years Day . ​ ​
​Bookings can be made for school, club, or private use outside of these hours.

Bookings and Enquiries

An up to date online booking calender can be viewed for each pool by clicking on the below links:

To make a booking submit an Online Booking Request Form

For other enquiries contact Council pool contractors, Community Leisure Management, directly on 027 203 1485 or by email to m[email protected].

Enquiries can also be made through the Council Request for Service system by phoning (07) 8958188 or completing an online Request for Service.

Schedule of Admission Fees and Charges

​Admissions​Fees ($)

Single Admission
Adult - over 16 years
Child/Current full time student/Senior citizen/Beneficiary
Pre-school (under 5 years)


​Season Tickets
Individual child seasonal ticket
Individual adult seasonal ticket
Family seasonal ticket - 2 adults and 2 children
Family seasonal ticket - 2 adults and 4 children


School use


​Swimming Club ​25.00/hour
+ 26.00/hour per lifeguard
​Private pool hire (includes lifeguards for up to 50 swimmers)​50.00/hour
+ 26.00/hour per additional lifeguard for more than 50 swimmers

A map showing the location of each pool can be found at the bottom of this page.


Council Pool Facilities

Taumarunui Pool (Turaki Street)

Main pool
- 3 metre diving board
- 1 metre diving board
Learner pool
Changing rooms & toilets
Semi-shaded picnic tables
Coin-operated BBQ


Raetihi Pool (Parapara Road)                               

Main pool
Learner pool
Changing rooms & toilets 
Picnic tables
Solar heating

Ohakune Pool  (Raetihi Road)

Main pool
Learner pool
Changing rooms & toilets  
Picnic tables



Trust Waikato Community Pool

The Taumarunui High School and Community Trust operated pool complex offers learn to swim classes, water aerobics, morning lane swimming and swim club as well as recreational swimming.

For information on opening hours, fees and any other enquiries phone the pool complex on 07-8955425 or Taumarunui High School on 07-8957179.

Page reviewed: 19 Jan 2021 11:55am