Wanaka, South Island

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Wanaka Recreation Centre and Pool

Wanaka Recreation Centre and Pool

Wanaka Recreation Centre and Pool

Wanaka Recreation Centre

Wanaka Recreation Centre

Wanaka Recreation Centre sports hall

Wanaka Recreation Centre

Wanaka Recreation Centre and Pool

Affordable, healthy, family fun at Wanaka's community sports hub whatever the weather! New swimming complex opened 2018, featuring 8-lane, 25m lap pool, adult hot pool and learners’ pool with separate toddlers’ area. Family changing rooms available.
Note: children must be actively supervised by an adult and under 5s kept within arm's reach.

Indoor courts, outdoor sports fields and artificial turf available for a variety of sports and kids/family games, casual use and bookings, club training and matches. Shoot a few hoops, grab some hockey sticks or challenge each other to a game of table tennis or badminton. Close to Wanaka CBD with plenty of free parking on-site.

Swimming Pool

Visit Wanaka pool for family fun, swim lessons, relaxation or to keep fit.  Our brand-new complex features 8 lane, 25m lap pool, adult hot pool and learners' pool with separate toddlers' area.  Family changing rooms available.

Swim admission pricesAdult $8.50, Child $4 (5 years and over)   
1 adult + up to 2 toddlers (4 years & under) $7group discounts available for advanced bookings. 

Indoor sports hall

The indoor sports hall includes the following full-size court configurations:

2x basketball
2x netball
3x volleyball
4x badminton
2x tennis

Other features of the indoor sports hall include:

Rebound ace ‘impact’ flooring
Centre curtain between court one and court two
Lockable storage facilities

Indoor/outdoor court admission prices
Casual entry (off-peak) $6, Casual entry (peak) $7.50, Freeplay (school-age kids) FREE (if no court set up required). 
Pre-booking available; call for prices.     

Equipment hireAdult $5, Child $2   

Outdoor multi sports turf

A purpose-built, artificial, sand-based turf will be available in the coming months. The facility will be fully fenced with lighting, storage facilities and toilets on site. Court configurations include:

1x hockey pitch
3x netball courts
3x tennis courts

In the coming months an artificial turf for hockey, netball and tennis will be complete and a new aquatic facility will be opening alongside in March 2018. Other sports fields will be added to the facility progressively over time.

Birthday parties

Indoor/outdoor sport and games. Bring a birthday group and the birthday kid goes free! Ask about exclusive use for birthday parties, including a separate room perfect for eating the cake!  

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2

Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.