Aquatic Centre facilities

Our aim is to enhance the lifestyle of all people in the Waitaki District, creating a welcoming, all inclusive, community atmosphere. Providing something for everyone is key to our success, and we hope you will find something at the Waitaki Aquatic Centre that's perfect for you and your lifestyle.

More information about our facilities is below and please feel free to contact us for specific information about the pool.

A 25m Lap Pool:

The main pool is 8 lanes wide and heated to 28C. The depth of this pool is 1m to 1.5m, with a diving well in the corner at a depth of 3.5m. This pool is available to both serious and not-so-serious swimmers. During normal opening hours we endeavour to have at least two lanes open to the public. This is subject to change dependent on larger group bookings and our Learn to Swim programme.

Please check the timetabling information that may affect access.

A Learners Pool:

This purpose built pool is maintained at a comfortable 32°C. With a depth of 0.80metres the teaching pool is perfect for teaching the life skills of swimming.

A Spa Hot Pool:

A great way to relax after a busy day, a few laps in the main pool or after a big day of sport, the spa is heated to a balmy 38°C. Please note that use of the spa pool is restricted to patrons 8 years and over unless accompanied by someone over the age of 16 Years.

Water Quality:

The highest water quality standards are a vital component of our daily business. The Main Pool and Learners Pool are tested every three hours and Spa pool is tested every two hours during opening hours to ensure the health and safety of you and your children. Our centre adheres to strict guidelines for operating a public pool.

Our Shop

We're Oamaru’s leading swimwear specialist – we have new togs, googles and swimwear arriving all the time and if we don’t have it we can order it for you. Come and have a chat to us if you can’t see what you are looking for.