Easily accessed off Te Rapa Road, Waterworld is a multi-pool facility and the largest swimming complex in the Waikato region.

Opened in October 1976, and originally named “Te Rapa Pools”, Waterworld is an expansive leisure facility surrounded by grassy areas where you and your friends or family can enjoy a picnic and beverages when you’re not swimming in our pools or enjoying the thrill of our hydroslides.

Our complex comprises six pools

50-metre pool (normally set up as 2 x 25-metre pools unless private booking requests full 50-metre length) – eight lanes, ideal for length swimmers, competitive swimmers and for water sports.

25-metre pool – suits smaller children or parents/caregivers who wish to swim with young sons and daughters, it’s also the main pool used for our Learn to Swim sessions.

Dive pool – significantly deeper than our other pools, this pool suits some water sports and either competitive or recreational diving from our range of platforms.

Toddlers pool – a small shallow pool suitable for infants and small children.

Lido pool – our large outdoor pool, open primarily during the summer, and an ideal location for families to cool down and relax during the hot weather.

Hydrotherapy Pool – a pool with warmer water temperature than our others, and designed to make exercise and recovery easier for people with health problems or rehabilitating from injuries.

We also offer a range of other attractions and services

Learn to Swim – swimming and water safety tuition for people of any age.

Waterworld Gym – a fully equipped gym facility where our team can help you achieve your fitness and well-being goals.

Spacious outdoor area – complete with grassy banks for a picnic, barbecues and a children’s playground.


  • Holiday Programme 2021

    25 Nov 2020

    Enrolments are now open for our January 2021 Holiday Programme. Check out our Learn to swim page for more details.

  • Group Fitness Christmas Timetable

    21 Dec 2020

  • Private Booking in Hydrotherapy Pool

    12 Jan 2021

    Private booking starting 12th January 2021