Waikanae is 33.5-metre outdoor heated pool, which also has a smaller toddlers' pool and a hydroslide. Enough fun to keep the kids happy for hours.
We're all learning to live in a world where COVID-19 is the norm. Remember, if you're unwell, take a test and please don’t visit our facilities. Exercise good hygiene, and while there's no longer a requirement to wear masks when you visit our facilities, if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask we encourage you to do so.
We are now closed for the season. See you again next summer!
During the Waikanae Pool season, click here for a schedule of what lanes are available.
Summer at our pools
Throughout summer we have lots of pool parties and activities planned, visit Experience Kāpiti to learn more.
Waikanae Pool is closed for the season
Summer season opening hours:
- Monday and Thursday: 7am–6pm (8pm during school holidays)
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 7am–8pm
- Saturday–Sunday: 8am–8pm
Note: To ensure all customers have vacated the facility before the pool closes for the night, you must be out of all pools 15 minutes before closing time.
See Swimming Pool charges for details.
Waikanae is 33.5-metre outdoor heated pool, which also has a smaller toddlers' pool and a hydroslide.
The complex also features:
- warm showers
- low-rise stairs
- changing rooms
- disabled change room
- barbecue for hire.
We have an all-inclusive accessibility policy.
- hoist access into the main pool, with trained staff available to assist
- ramp access into the main Pool
- disabled change rooms
- waterproof wheelchairs
For session times for all Aquafitness classes, including Aquafit and AquaMove, see our Aquafitness Programme page.
Fun whatever the weather; with inflatables and games in the pool on weekends, as well as public holidays and every day of the school holidays from 1pm–4.30pm.
Learning to swim and survive is a fundamental life skill that opens up a world of opportunities.
SwimKāpiti runs swim lessons at Waikanae Pool during term 4 and term 1, but runs year-round at Coastlands Aquatic Centre and Ōtaki Pool. See our Learn to Swim page for more information
Water safety is important to us - to keep everyone safe and healthy at the pools please ensure the following:
- Children under 4 are required to wear a swim nappy in the pool
- Children under 5 must be within arms reach of their adult supervisor*
- Children under 8 must be actively supervised by an adult supervisor*
Children aged 8-12, inclusive, that visit any of the Kapiti Coast District Council aquatics facilities unsupervised must give reception emergency contact details (first and last name and contact phone number) of a parent or guardian.
These contact details will be held in confidence at Reception and securely disposed of at the end of each day.
For groups, at least one emergency contact must be given.
*Adult supervisor – a person 16 years or over
For any enquiries, please phone 04 296 4789 or email [email protected].
For group bookings, book online or download the Waikanae Pool booking form[PDF 177 KB] and email to [email protected].
Contact the Frontline Services Manager on 04 296 4746 with any questions.
52 Ngarara Road, Waikanae, Kāpiti Coast
Bus route: 280 from Waikanae Station
Bus stops on Ngarara Road (stop ID:1580)
For more information visit the Metlink website at www.metlink.org.nz
MetService weather station
Council has hosted a MetService weather station at Waikanae Pool since 2018. This infrastructure is owned and maintained by MetService, and is hosted on a small pole in the pool’s courtyard, which is used for measuring atmospheric temperatures.
The weather station was established at the Waikanae Pool after councillors questioned whether the weather station at the Kāpiti Coast Airport was the best place for measuring the temperature for the district, given its close proximity to the sea. With Waikanae Pool further inland and closer to district’s centre, temperatures there were considered to better represent the warm climate of the Kāpiti Coast. You can read more about the background to the installation of this weather station in this media release from November 2018.
If you're experiencing any problems with the weather station, please contact MetService.