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Rotorua Aquatic Centre

The Rotorua Aquatic Centre is one of Australasia's finest Swimming Pool Centres. If you are into water sports, water recreation, aqua-fitness or just pure relaxation for yourself or your family and friends, then the Rotorua Aquatic Centre is one of New Zealand's best. The centre prides itself on service and offers world class facilities.

If you are looking for Affordable, Safe, Aquatic, Fun, then you have found the right place. We have something for everyone ranging from Lap Swimming Pools, Spa's, Lazy River, Splash Pad, Conference Centre, Grass Volleyball Court and Picnic Areas plus a playground to BBQ units and ample FREE parking. Come and enjoy your stay with us. The Rotorua Aquatic Centre is a community facility proudly owned and operated by the Rotorua District Council and they are dedicated to providing one of the best Aquatic facilities in New Zealand.

Experience and Enjoy it today!

Our History

The Rotorua Aquatic Centre Appeal Committee was formed with a community base in the late 1960’s for the purpose of establishing an Olympic standard pool. Finance was raised via public subscription, funds from Rotorua City and County Councils, and a Golden Kiwi grant. The outdoor 50 metre (eight lane pool) was opened in 1975 and was the first stage of an overall proposed complex. Stage two was opened to the public on the 19th September 1988 and provides:

1. A general pool 32m x 20m x1.9 -2m deep including a bulk-head that can be moved to create a 25m pool. This pool provides for a wide
range of activities.

2. A recreation pool which includes:

  • A learners area of 8m x 23m x0.8m
  • A general area, incorporating a beach area, with a depth of 0 – 0.7m
  • A toddlers area, incorporating a beach area with a depth of 0 – 0.2m

Stage Three (A million dollar upgrade and improvement) was opened to the public on the 8th December 2003 which added a fun and relaxing element to the Rotorua Aquatic Complex and included:

  • A Lazy River
  • A Splash Pad - Water Rainbow, Three Ground Geysers, Fumbling Five, Donut Fountain, Two Water Cannons, Six Directional Water Jets, Magic Touch Bollard)
  • A Indoor Spa Pool
  • Three Outdoor Spa Pools (Pink & White Terrace style)

Our Vision


"To be New Zealand's Market Leader in Aquatic Facilities and Services"


"Aiming to provide our customers with professional and friendly staff who always 'go the extra mile', demonstrate quality instruction and programmes in a clean, tidy and safe environment"


Teamwork, Communication, Innovation, Sustainability, Safety and Fun

Safety Standards

Basic Safety Rules

For All Public

  • This complex is a 'Glass-Free' area – broken glass closes pools - use plastic only
  • This complex is a 'Smoke-Free' area inside and outside
  • To prevent slipping and falls - walking only permitted around the pool surrounds at all times
  • To keep all pools and spas' clean – these areas are 'Food-Free'
  • All pools, spa's, lazy river, steam cave, splash pad, are swimsuit only areas – rash shirts are allowed. Check with staff first if you have questions about the Swimwear policy.
  • A reasonable standard of safety and behavior is expected at all times
  • To prevent head and neck injuries, backward flips are not permitted in any of the pools
  • All children under eight years of age must be actively supervised by a parent, guardian or caregiver who is sixteen or older (this means watching your child and able to provide immediate assistance at all times)
  • Any medical conditions must be reported to a Lifeguard before entering any pool
  • Please be aware that you are responsible for your own valuables and personal belongings at all times. Rotorua Aquatic Centre accepts no responsibility for any theft or loss of goods.

All Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

  • Please ensure all toddlers and under 5's have been to the toilet prior to entering any of the swimming pools (This helps stop unwanted accidents occurring)
  • Please ensure all toddlers and under 5's are in appropriate swimwear to contain any unforeseen accidents while they swim. See reception for a range.

Thank you for your help

View the Rotorua Aquatic Centre's Emergency Action Plans


The Rotorua Aquatic Centre is consistently working towards overall business excellence and in doing so, continue to gain further credibility and demonstrate business excellence and industry leadership to council and private sector businesses alike.

The Rotorua Aquatic Centre aim to present a model that other businesses would look up to, as the Rotorua Aquatic Centre is modern in their approach to business, show excellence in their business as it is today, show potential for future growth and success, are profitable, display excellence in planning, demonstrate the effectiveness in their management and administrative systems, reflect an excellent attitude to their staff and customers, recognise and adopt the values that are important to their business sector, demonstrate social and community consciousness, demonstrate that they live their vision and plans and ably can communicate the success of their business.

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(07) 348 8833 | 18 Tarewa Road, Rotorua

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