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Ōtara Pool and Leisure Centre

About the centre

Ōtara Pool and Leisure Centre is here to help you get active in a fun and supportive environment — whether that’s in the gym, going for a swim, joining a group fitness class or getting amongst our social sports leagues. We're proud to have something for the whole family.

Our double court stadium hosts lots of exciting competition events, but there're still plenty of times when you can drop in and play some basketball (or volleyball or netball) — or just shoot a few hoops.

We're passionate about our community and grateful to be right in the heart of Ōtara — close to other services and with plenty of parking available.

For swimmers with accessibility needs, a water wheelchair is available. The fitness centre is also accessible by wheelchair.

We welcome your enquiry! You can use the contact us form or, even better, come and visit us and let us show you all the fun of getting active.

Hours

Address

Contact details

Pools and water play

Pool hours

Lane pool

The lane swimming pool is accessible by ramp.

Temperature 28°C

Four lanes

Length 25m

Read our pool rules to help keep you and your family safe and having fun.

Learners' pool

Temperature 32°C

Length 15m

Read our pool rules to help keep you and your family safe and having fun.

Toddlers' pool

Temperature 32°C

Read our pool rules to help keep you and your family safe and having fun.

Spa pool

The spa is accessible by hoist.

Temperature 40°C

Read our spa rules to help keep you and your family safe and having fun.

Outdoor pool

Open for summer from December to February/March each year. The outdoor pool can be accessed via a ramp on the outside of the pool, but people with disabilities may need assistance to enter the pool.

Temperature 20°C

Length 33m

Read our pool rules to help keep you and your family safe and having fun.

Free swimming for 16 years and under

Young people across Auckland have free access to all council-owned pools. This initiative, for Aucklanders aged 16 years and under, means more of our region’s children and young people can be fit, healthy, and waterwise.*

All customers have free access to swimming at Ōtara Pool and Leisure Centre, Papatoetoe Centennial Pools, and Moana Nui-a-Kiwa Pool and Leisure Centre (excludes spa, sauna, and steam room entry).

*excludes The Olympic Pool and Mt Albert Aquatic


Wristbands

Supervision wristbands will be issued on arrival at reception so that your child/ren are easily identified by our lifeguards. 

  • Caregiver of children 4 years and under must wear a wristband.
  • All children aged 5-10 years and their supervising adult must wear a wristband.

Things to know before you come to the pool


Pool Entry Prices

Pool admission prices
Entry type Casual 10 visit pass
Child (16 years and under)
Casual
Free
10 visit pass
-
Supervising adult in the water (with up to two children under 5)
Casual
Free
10 visit pass
-
Adult (excludes spa, sauna and steam room)
Casual
Free
10 visit pass
-
Adult pool, spa and sauna (excludes steam room)
Casual
$6.80
10 visit pass
$61.20
Concession* (excludes steam room)
Casual
$5.80
10 visit pass
$52.20

*Concession pricing available with valid ID to students, seniors, Community Services Card holders and Green Prescription holders. Also available to those with a permanent disability.

Pool Membership Prices

Get full membership, including access to the gym, pools and fitness classes.

Your membership gives you access to multiple centres across our network. Read more about prices and membership.

Get 15 per cent discount and a reduced joining fee with valid ID to students, seniors, Community Services Card holders and Green Prescription holders. Also available to those with a permanent disability.

Gold
$24.70 per week

Get access to our Gold centres:

  • Tepid Baths
  • Marina Fitness

Plus all our Silver and Bronze centres.

Silver
$21 per week

See which centres you get access to

Bronze
$17.20 per week

See which centres you get access to

Neighbouring centres with lap swimming pools

Swimming lessons

Swimming lessons at Ōtara Pool and Leisure Centre are operated by Swimgym. Visit the Swimgym website for more information.

Phone: 09 273 0029
Email: otara@swimgym.nz

Sauna and steam

Hours

Please read our sauna rules.

Saunas

The saunas are wheelchair accessible.

Temperature 70°C-90°C

Gym and fitness

What do you need in a gym? What ever it is, you’ll find it at Ōtara Pool and Leisure Centre, and a lot more besides.

Cardio equipment, resistance machines and an awesome collection of weights are here for you — and our friendly, skilled staff are waiting to support you in achieving your goals. Get stronger, get fitter and get faster with us!

Supporting you to achieve your fitness goals

We know that everyone's needs are different. When you become a member, in consultation with you we tailor a support programme to best serve you in getting (fit and) active your way.

Gym hours

View class timetable

View timetable and book online

Our prices

Fitness and class prices
Entry type Casual 10 visit pass
Gym - adult
Casual
$18
10 visit pass
n/a
Gym - teens (13-16 years)
Casual
$12.50
10 visit pass
n/a
Group fitness and Aqua classes - adult
Casual
$8.50
10 visit pass
$76.50

Membership options

Get full membership, including access to the gym, pools and fitness classes.

Your membership gives you access to multiple centres across our network. Read more about prices and membership.

Get 15 per cent discount and a reduced joining fee with valid ID to students, seniors, Community Services Card holders and Green Prescription holders. Also available to those with a permanent disability.

Gold
$24.70 per week

Get access to our Gold centres:

  • Tepid Baths
  • Marina Fitness

Plus all our Silver and Bronze centres.

Silver
$21 per week

See which centres you get access to

Bronze
$17.20 per week

See which centres you get access to

Get access to the gym at your chosen centre with a Gym it membership.

Get 15 per cent discount and a reduced joining fee with valid ID to students, seniors, Community Services Card holders and Green Prescription holders. Also available to those with a permanent disability.

Bronze
$15 per week

See which centres you get access to

Buy a membership

Group fitness classes

Group fitness classes get you off the couch and interacting with our community. They also harness the group's energy to create a motivating, challenging, and totally addictive workout experience.

They're a great way to change things up and make the most of your workout!

Play your role

Keep everyone safe and healthy with good hygiene practice - here are a few friendly reminders of the basics:

  • Bring your water bottle and towel - No towel = No workout!
  • Bring your mat to any floor-based classes (e.g. yoga, Oxycore, Abs, etc.)
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes (into your elbow or with tissues and dispose of these into the bin immediately)
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Wipe equipment you have used - while our staff clean regularly, we need your help too (we have wipes and spray for you to use)
  • Shower before you swim or jump into an aqua class (helps us keep our pools clean)
  • And, stay home if you are unwell - play it safe!

View class timetable and booking information

  • Book into group fitness classes related to your membership up to a week in advance.
  • You'll be notified of any class cancellations by email.
  • You'll receive confirmation of a booked class in a form of an admission ticket.
    -  You don’t need to do anything with the admission ticket, just scan your membership card upon arrival.
  • For Aqua please visit reception upon arrival

 

Group Fitness Timetable

View timetable and book online

 

 

View class descriptions

Our prices

Fitness and class prices
Entry type Casual 10 visit pass
Gym - adult
Casual
$18
10 visit pass
n/a
Gym - teens (13-16 years)
Casual
$12.50
10 visit pass
n/a
Group fitness and Aqua classes - adult
Casual
$8.50
10 visit pass
$76.50

Membership options

Get full membership, including access to the gym, pools and fitness classes.

Your membership gives you access to multiple centres across our network. Read more about prices and membership.

Get 15 per cent discount and a reduced joining fee with valid ID to students, seniors, Community Services Card holders and Green Prescription holders. Also available to those with a permanent disability.

Gold
$24.70 per week

Get access to our Gold centres:

  • Tepid Baths
  • Marina Fitness

Plus all our Silver and Bronze centres.

Silver
$21 per week

See which centres you get access to

Bronze
$17.20 per week

See which centres you get access to

Buy a membership

Activities

Footwear for indoor activities

Please note that non-marking sports shoes must be worn for all indoor activities.

Out of school care (OSCAR)

About us

Every day is different at our centre.

When the weather is warm we like to go to the pools for swimming lessons,  or we head to the stadium to master a new sport or let the kids' imaginations run wild in our arts and crafts sessions.

Our programmes are designed for all age groups and our friendly staff are on hand to help in every way – even with homework and providing a healthy afternoon snack.

Contact details

Address: Newbury Street, Otara
Phone: 09 274 6917
Email: otarapools@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Hours

We are open Mondays to Fridays:

  • 7am to 8.30am
  • 3pm to 6pm.

Our prices

Out of school care prices
Care type Price per week
Before and after school care, includes school drop off and pick up
Price per week
$100

School drop-offs and pick-ups

We can drop off and pick up from these schools:

  • Bairds Mainfreight Primary
  • Flatbush Primary
  • Redoubt North Primary School
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate - Junior School
  • St John the Evangelist School

If the school your child/ren attends is not listed above, you can arrange to have your child/ren dropped off to the centre from 3.15pm for after school care.

We require a minimum of five after school care participants from one school to be registered before we can add another school to the above list. Due to this criteria, we no longer do pick-ups from the following schools:

  • Chapel Downs
  • Dawson
  • East Tamaki
  • Mayfield
  • Rongomai
  • Te Kura Kaupapa O Piripono
  • Wymondley
  • Yendarra

Enquiries and enrolment

Contact us if you have any questions.

If you would like to enrol a child, fill in an enrolment form:

School holiday programme

About our programme for 5 to 13-year-olds

We believe it takes a village to raise a child. Here at Ōtara Pool and Leisure Centre, we are that village.

As well as nurturing your child, our school holiday programme for 5 to 13-year-olds has a range of activities to keep them entertained. We teach them simple life skills like baking cookies. We have lots of fun making arts and crafts. We also provide them with lots of opportunities to get active.

We enjoy celebrating the various cultural weeks that are held during the year by memorising simple meal prayers, performing waiata and learning cultural dances.

Hours

The programme runs from 8am to 5pm.

Before programme care is available from 7am to 8am. After programme care is available from 5pm to 6pm.


Upcoming programme dates 

Winter (July) school holiday programme

  • Enrolments open on Monday 10 June 2024
  • Holiday programme dates are Monday 8 July - Friday 19 July 2024, excluding weekends

Our prices

Our activities range in price, depending on what we do each day. View our schedule to view prices.

You may be eligible for a WINZ Holiday Programme Subsidy. Visit the WINZ website for more information.


Enquiries and enrolment

Contact us if you have any questions.

If you would like to enrol a child, please download the form below and then fill it in. By ticking the terms and conditions, the form will be emailed to Ōtara Pool and Leisure Centre.

Enrolments will open on Monday 10 June. Enrolment form will be available on Sunday 9 June.

Venue and pool hire

Types of events our spaces suit

Need to book a space for your event?

We love hosting sports events that get our community active, but our spaces also suit:

  • kids’ birthday parties
  • community meetings
  • weddings.

Spaces you can book

  • Lane
  • Lane pool
  • Learner pool
  • Basketball court (Stadium) - Court hire only. Does not include equipment.
  • Large room (Seminar Room) - Includes 10x Tables and 70x Chairs only

Our prices

Venue hire prices
Space or package Price per hour
Lane Hire
Price per hour
$40
Lane Pool Hire
Price per hour
$200
Large Room Hire
Price per hour
$50
Learner Pool Hire
Price per hour
$100
Basketball Court Hire
Price per hour
$80

Off-peak discount

We offer 20 per cent discount for off-peak times
Off peak times are 9am-3pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays

Regular hirer discount

We offer a 20 per cent discount off the standard hourly rate to regular hirers.
Regular hirers are individuals or organisations who hire a venue we manage 10 times or more over the calendar year (1 January to 31 December)

Community group discount

We offer a 30 per cent discount to community groups.
For groups that meet certain criteria, community groups can get 30 per cent off the standard hourly rate.

These discounts can be stackable using reverse compounding methodology and cannot be added together. Maximum discount of 55 per cent


How to book a space

Contact us to find out about availability and to make a booking.

Read our Venue hire terms and conditions.

Prices and membership

Our prices

Pool admission prices
Entry type Casual 10 visit pass
Child (16 years and under)
Casual
Free
10 visit pass
-
Supervising adult in the water (with up to two children under 5)
Casual
Free
10 visit pass
-
Adult (excludes spa, sauna and steam room)
Casual
Free
10 visit pass
-
Adult pool, spa and sauna (excludes steam room)
Casual
$6.80
10 visit pass
$61.20
Concession* (excludes steam room)
Casual
$5.80
10 visit pass
$52.20

*Concession pricing available with valid ID to students, seniors, Community Services Card holders and Green Prescription holders. Also available to those with a permanent disability.

Out of school care prices
Care type Price per week
Before and after school care, includes school drop off and pick up
Price per week
$100
Venue hire prices
Space or package Price per hour
Lane Hire
Price per hour
$40
Lane Pool Hire
Price per hour
$200
Large Room Hire
Price per hour
$50
Learner Pool Hire
Price per hour
$100
Basketball Court Hire
Price per hour
$80
Membership additional fees
Fee type Price
Joining fee - standard
Price
$50
Joining fee - concession*
Price
$25
Card replacement fee
Price
$5.30
Administration fee
Price
$25

*Concession pricing available with valid ID to students, seniors, Community Services Card holders and Green Prescription holders. Also available to those with a permanent disability.

Fitness and class prices
Entry type Casual 10 visit pass
Gym - adult
Casual
$18
10 visit pass
n/a
Gym - teens (13-16 years)
Casual
$12.50
10 visit pass
n/a
Group fitness and Aqua classes - adult
Casual
$8.50
10 visit pass
$76.50

Membership options

Get full membership, including access to the gym, pools and fitness classes.

Your membership gives you access to multiple centres across our network. Read more about prices and membership.

Get 15 per cent discount and a reduced joining fee with valid ID to students, seniors, Community Services Card holders and Green Prescription holders. Also available to those with a permanent disability.

Gold
$24.70 per week

Get access to our Gold centres:

  • Tepid Baths
  • Marina Fitness

Plus all our Silver and Bronze centres.

Silver
$21 per week

See which centres you get access to

Bronze
$17.20 per week

See which centres you get access to

Get access to the gym at your chosen centre with a Gym it membership.

Get 15 per cent discount and a reduced joining fee with valid ID to students, seniors, Community Services Card holders and Green Prescription holders. Also available to those with a permanent disability.

Bronze
$15 per week

See which centres you get access to

Buy a membership