Arena pool facilities

We've got everything you need for fun & fitness!

We've got everything you need for fun & fitness!

Arena Aquatics is an indoor heated facility with a lane pool, leisure pool, toddlers' pool, lazy river, wave pool, hydroslide, spa pools, sauna, steam room and a café.

The Pools

Lane swimming at Arena Aquatics

Lane pool

25-metre, 7-lane, classic swimming pool that's 1.2 metres at the shallow end and 2 metres at the deep end. Heated to 27 degrees. 

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Free-form wave and leisure pool

A pool with a sloped beach-style entrance that goes from 0 to 1.6 meters deep. Heated to 30 degrees. Click here to find out more about entry fees.

Dad and baby at little splashers session

Toddlers' pool 

Next to the leisure pool, the toddlers' pool is 0.4 meters deep and heated to 38 degrees. Click here to find out more about entry fees.

We've got everything you need for fun & fitness – waves, hydroslide, lazy river, lanes, spas, a sauna and a steam room.

For Fun

Kids enjoying arena pool

Small tunnel slide

This small slide goes directly into the leisure pool. Click here to find out more about entry fees.

Good times on the Arena Aquatic Centre slide

Large hydroslide

There's a height restriction of 1.3 metres if going down alone, but no height restriction for kids accompanied by an adult. Click here to find out more about entry fees.

Wave machine, arena

Wave machine

Operates when there’s sufficient demand (generally every 30–45 minutes at the weekends and school holidays), with an alarm sounding just before it starts. Click here to find out more about entry fees. 

Pool inflatables, arena


Available from 11am – 3pm during school holidays and weekends. Click here to find out more about entry fees.

Splish, splash, you love the water, Porirua. Did you know, 250,000 of you use the swimming pool each year?

For the grown-ups

  • Two spa pools, heated to 38 degrees
  • A sauna and a steam room
  • Three bookable lanes in the lane pool
  • Dedicated aqua jogging lane
  • Accessible pool hoist for people up to 150kg who need help to enter the pool

For everyone

  • male and female changing rooms
  • family changing rooms
  • lockers for hire

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

  • competitive swimmers
  • recreational and fitness swimmers
  • aquarobics and aqua jogging
  • kayakers
  • free divers (Official World Record held in our lane pool)

We use ozone treatment on our pools, which means we run lower levels of chlorine in both the lane and leisure pools.