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Ōtaki Pool

Ōtaki Pool redevelopment update SwimKāpiti

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We're offering free swimming assessments at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre and Waikanae Pool. Please click on the link below to enquire and our Swim School Manager will be in touch.

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The recently renovated Ōtaki Pool opened its doors on Friday 15 December.

 This exciting facility is located in the grounds of Haruatai Park and features:

  • a new pool hall – we replaced the roof and walls
  • improved building access
  • a new pool ramp
  • separated filtration systems between the toddlers and main pool
  • a modern, user-friendly reception and entrance
  • acoustic panelling on the building’s roof to help with noise reduction
  • a new community-designed splash-pad next to the pool for free public use during summer.
  • easier access between Haruatai Park and the pool/splash-pad
  • upgraded air handling to improve pool environment
  • a new plant room for the toddlers pool and splash-pad filtration equipment.

Answers to your questions

How did you come up with the design for the splash-pad?
More than 400 people provided feedback through completing online surveys, filling in paper forms at the pool and through face-to-face chats with Kāpiti Coast Aquatics staff. There was an overwhelming response from the community to first picking a preferred concept design and then what water play equipment they would like. 

Why have you redeveloped Ōtaki Pool?

The pool’s rebuild is one of four key initiatives selected by the Council and the community for development as part of FutureKāpiti – Long term plan 2015 – 35.

What does Ōtaki Pool offer?

Once it's reopened, whether you're looking for exercise, recreation or swimming lessons, Ōtaki Pool will cater for you. It's conveniently located, will have a great community feel and will be ideal for fun family occasions.


Term 1 lessons run at Ōtaki Pool from Monday 4 February - Saturday 13 April, Coastlands Aquatic Centre from Monday 4 February - Saturday 13 April and Waikanae Pool from Monday 4 February - Saturday 23 March. Priority bookings for those currently in classes open on Monday 3 December and for all new bookings from Monday 10 December 2018.

Find out more information on SwimKāpiti at Ōtaki Pool or contact Ōtaki Pool on 06 364 5542  



Haruatai Park, 200 Mill Road, Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast  View Larger Map Bus Route Bus route: 290 from Waikanae Station Bus stops on Mill Road (stop ID:1728) For more information visit the Metlink website at www.metlink.org.nz Contact Phone: 06 364 5542 Emai...


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Opening hours and prices

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Learn to Swim

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12pm to 4pm  

SPLASH! - whatever the weather!

Large inflatable in the main pool and activities!