Arena Aquatic Centre

Our Facilities / Arena Aquatic Centre

The Arena Aquatic Centre is a heated indoor centre, with the following features:

  • 25 metre 7-lane swimming pool (1.2m to 2m)
  • Free form wave and leisure pool
  • Toddlers pool
  • Two spa pools
  • A Sauna and a Steam Room
  • Hydro slide (1.3m height requirement)
  • Lazy River
  • Pool Hoist
  • Male and Female changing rooms
  • Family changing rooms
  • Lockers for hire

The Arena Aquatic Centre caters for a wide variety of users including:

  • Competitive
  • Recreational and fitness swimmers
  • Aquarobics and Aqua jogging
  • Kayakers
  • Free divers (Official World Record held in our lane Pool)

The lane pool is heated to 27 degrees, the wave pool is heated to 30 degrees, and the spas and toddlers pools are heated to 38 degrees.

The Arena Cafe within the facility has light snacks or you can sit down and enjoy lunch.

There is also indoor/outdoor seating and observation areas.

All our staff are first-aid trained with regular refreshers and the lifeguards undergo full trainings four times a year.

Accessible Pool Hoist

The Arena Aquatic Centre has an Accessible Pool Hoist. This hoist can move people up to 150kg and uses a sophisticated lifting system, which increases safety of the user when entering the water.

This means we have increased the opportunity for those wishing to use the Aquatic Centre for recreation purposes on a regular basis. Swimming is widely regarded as one of the best forms of exercise due to the lack of impact on the body.

The Arena Aquatic Centre is open 7 days a week including all public holidays, except Christmas Day and New Years Day.

* Please note our operating hours over the holiday period will be different: 

Arena Aquatics Hours:

Normal Operating Hours:



Monday - Friday

5.30 am - 9.00 pm

Saturday - Sunday

8.00 am - 7.00 pm

Public Holidays

8.00 am - 7.00 pm


12.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Christmas Day & New Year's Day


Please note on Thursdays the Spas and Toddler Pool will close at 8.00pm for cleaning.



 Prices as of 1st August 2016                                 

Age Group


Admission Price


16 years and over


Adult Off Peak

Weekdays ONLY between 8am - 2 pm and 7.30 pm - 9 pm
(excludes Public and School Holidays)



ALL Children 0-15 years pay admission
Child 10-15 years - Caregivers are encouraged to supervise their children.



5-9 years with 1 Adult SPECTATOR actively supervising*
(if swimming MUST pay Adult Admission and actively supervise)

$3.50 with Free


0-4 years with 1 Adult Swimming as Supervisor
(within arm's reach at all times)

$3.30 with Free

Senior Citizen

65 years and over


Family Pass

2 adults and 3 children






*Actively supervising means, watching your children at ALL times and being able to provide immediate assistance.

Concession Cards

Concession cards are available for purchase at the Arena Aquatic Centre. Simply fill out a form at reception.  You'll receive a card on your first concession purchase.  The trips on this card do NOT expire.


10 trip

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At the Arena Aquatic Centre, we are able to hire out up to 3 lanes in the main pool, (or the entire pool), and the leisure pool for private hire to a variety of user groups.   You must specify the dates, times, type of event, and which area of the aquatic centre you wish to hire.


Contact us for more information and price structures:



Booking requests will be confirmed by letter or email.


Various payment options will be provided.

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Driving Directions to Te Rauparaha Arena

Follow these driving directions to Te Rauparaha Arena from either the North or the South:

From North

  • Take off ramp and overbridge to Porirua and Titahi Bay.
  • Turn right at the roundabout (next to Pak'n'Save) onto Parumoana Street.
  • Continue straight through the next roundabout.
  • Turn left at roundabout (opposite Big Save Furniture and Briscoes). This will take you into an access way and to the carpark of Te Rauparaha Arena.

From South

  • Take off ramp to Porirua. Turn left onto over bridge (Titahi Bay Road).
  • Continue straight through roundabout at bottom of the bridge (continuing on Titahi Bay Road).
  • Continue straight through next roundabout (next to KFC).
  • Continue straight through traffic lights. Turn right at roundabout (next to Denny's Restaurant) onto Semple Street.
  • Turn right at roundabout (next to Burker King) onto Parumoana Street.
  • Turn right at roundabout (opposite Briscoes and Big Save Furniture) into the access way and carpark of Te Rauaparaha Arena.

Cleaning Schedule

The spa and toddler pool closes at 8 pm on Thursday evenings for cleaning.