Monday 23 May Gallagher Aquatic Centre reopens on reduced hours and Waterworld returns to full hours, click here for more information




Take a
big splash

Due to Covid19 staff impacts Waterworld is on reduced opening hours from Friday 20 May until Sun 22 May.

Friday 2pm - 8pm

Saturday 8am - 2.30pm

Sunday 8am - 2.30pm

Waterworld will return to full operating hours from Monday 23 May with two reduced services: 

  • The hydroslides are closed during the week.
  • The hydrotherapy pool will be open between 8am – 8pm during the week.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Waterworld Te Rapa is our flagship aquatics centre and it offers something for everyone. With six pools including toddler and outdoor pools, hydroslides, a full-service gym, land and water-based exercise classes, learn to swim classes and more, we’re here to welcome you seven days a week. Whether you’re a family wanting a splash or a serious swimmer clocking up laps. You’ll find our trained and friendly staff always willing to answer questions and make sure everyone’s safe.

Opening hours

  25M Pool 50M Pool Lido Pool* Hydrotherapy Pool Hydroslide & Speed Slide* Steam and Sauna (Steam room closed) Waterworld Gym
Monday - Friday

8am to 8pm

(Learn to swim only

3.30pm - 6.30pm

Toddler Pool closed)


5:30am to 8pm


Closed for the season

6am to 8pm

3.30pm - 6pm




6am - 8pm 

5.30am to 8pm


8am to 11:30am
(Learn to Swim only

Toddler Pool closed)

11:30am to 8pm
(General Public)

7am to 8pm

Closed for the season

9am to 6pm



7am - 8pm

7am to 8pm


9am to 11:00am
(Learn to Swim only

Toddler Pool closed)

11:00am to 8pm
(General Public)

9am to 8pm

Closed for the season

9am to 6pm 



9am - 8pm

Spa unavailable from 5.30pm

9am to 8pm

* The outdoor lido pool is open seasonally. During summer, the pool is open every day but hours will vary based on weather and customer demand.  Speed slide seasonal only. Hours vary depending on weather. 

  Christmas Day, Good Friday Anzac Day All other public holidays
Public Holiday Hours Closed 1pm to 8pm 10am to 6pm


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Learn to swim

We offer fun, friendly swimming lessons for all ages at Waterworld and Gallagher Aquatic Centre.

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Multiple pools

Gallagher Aquatic Centre in Melville is our friendly smaller venue.

We’re open seven days a week with a warm welcome from our friendly staff and trained lifeguards overseeing the pools.

  • 25m lane-swimming pool
  • Toddler pool
  • Concessions available
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Fun for all

  • Splash pad
  • Two hydroslides and two speed slides
  • Hydroslide and family passes including all-day hydroslide passes on weekends and public holidays
  • Outdoor playground
  • Inflatables (weekends and school holidays)
  • Lawn for picnics
  • Barbecue area and café
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Find out more about our land and water-based fitness classes and full-service gym

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Other facilities

Visiting Waterworld

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Getting here

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Swimwear guidelines

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Bringing kids

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General guidelines

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Book an event

We can host your kids' birthday or work party. Let us take the hassle away with our affordable party packages and fun facilities.

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