Hamilton Pools Prices effective 1st July 2021

General admission

Adult (16 years+) Gallagher Aquatic Centre $7.00 each
Adult (16 years+) Waterworld $7.50 each
Child (5-15 years) $4.00 each
Spectators $2.00 each
Senior (65 years +) $4.00 each
Disabled (Caregiver Free) $4.00 each
Family Day Pass (Up to 2 Adults and 4 Children) $25.00
Super Family Fun Pass (includes 4 hydroslide passes for 1 hour) $40.00



Additional facilities

Hydrotherapy Pool Admission $8.00 per hour

Hydrotherapy Pool Disabled Admission (caregiver free) $8.00

Hydroslide (atleast 1 meter tall ) $5.00 per hour per person plus general admission (Customers must be 1.4 meter tall to ride the Speedslide)

Hydroslide Day Pass $8.00 per person

Sauna,Steam Room and Spa $8.50 

Barbeque hire $15.00 + $10.00 bond 

Kitchen and Agenda Room Hire $45 per hour 

Gallagher Aquatic Centre lane / facility hire POA

Learn to swim

$15.50 per 25 minute class.(Full Payment required for the whole course at the time of booking.) Refer to  Learn to Swim page  for more information.

Bookings are essential. Please contact Learn to Swim on 07 958 5863 for bookings.


Take advantage of our special swim & hydrotherapy concession rates. Concessions can be used at both Hamilton City Council Swimming Facilities - Waterworld and Gallagher Aquatic Centre. 


10 Swims $67.00


10 Swims $36.00


10 Swims $36.00


10 Swims $36.00

Hydrotherapy pool concessions

10 Swims $67.50

Hydrotherapy pool concessions Seniors (65 years+) and Disabled

10 Swims $54.00


Waterworld Gym

Casual Entry- Gym, Steam sauna and spa, group fitness class & pools (Hydrotherapy pool not included)                            


Group Fitness Class                                                                                                                                                                 


Casual Entry Seniors (65+)- Gym, steam, sauna and spa, group fitness class & pools (Hydrotherapy Pool not included


Group Fitness Class Seniors (65+)                                                                                                                                          




Please contact the friendly Waterworld Gym team to uncover all the facilities that a Waterworld Gym membership entitles you to and to find out which of our membership options will best suit your needs.

Come in to see us today or call us on 07929 2718


FAQS for Fees and Charges

  • Why are the fees and charges increasing now?

Council’s 2021-2031 Long-Term Plan included increases to fees and charges for some of our swimming services, through our Revenue and Financing Policy. These fee increases will help Council to continue running and maintaining these well-loved facilities for years to come.

  • When will the fees and charges increase?

              These changes will come into effect from 1 July 2021.

  • Why has the casual adult entry fee for Gallagher Aquatic Centre been reduced to $7 and Waterworld remains the same $7.50.

We want to encourage our community to visit Gallagher Aquatic Centre in Melville to lap lane swim in the 25m pool and we have reduced the entry fee as an incentive to do this.

  • Why has the adult casual entry fee for hydrotherapy increased?

The hydrotherapy pool is a very popular pool. It offers water therapy for people who have rehabilitation or wellness needs. With this in mind, we have introduced a new reduced 10 swim concession option $54 for people 65+ and for people with a disability. The adult casual entry has increased from $7.50 to $8 however, the adult 10 swims concession $67.50 remains the same equating to $6.75 a swim.

  • Why have many of the options for concession cards and memberships being discontinued?

We had a large range of options on offer for swimming concessions and memberships, which could be complicated for our customers. To make it simpler to choose an option that suits your needs, we have discontinued some options. We have now introduced a No Contract option on our memberships to give you the flexibility to cancel at anytime with no cancellation fee. This option is a great alternative for customers who like having a short-term option of 3-6 months.

  • What happens to our existing memberships/concessions?

Don’t worry – existing memberships will be valid and continue until the original date of expiry. However, when you renew yours, you will be choosing from our new concession and membership options.

  • Why has the age for seniors (and the senior discount) changed from 60 years to 65 years old?

Our nationwide retirement age is 65 – this is the age that New Zealanders are eligible for superannuation. After reviewing our fees and charges, Council decided it made sense for our fee discount for seniors to align with New Zealand’s official retirement age.

  • What memberships do you offer for seniors?  

Our seniors’ membership provides access to swimming (hydrotherapy pool not included), gym and group fitness classes. For our senior members convenience, we have a 12-month direct debit option paying $10 a week from your bank account or you can choose to pay this all at once $520. If you would prefer to not be locked into 12 months you can pay $14 a week on direct debit instead and cancel at anytime with no cancellation fee.

  • How will the Learn to Swim payments be affected?

For Learn to Swim there has been a small fee increase. For direct debit customers payments will increase by 0.50 cents per week. Don’t worry – you do not need to do anything; we will make this happen automatically. For customers who prefer to pay for the term all at once the fee has increased from $150 a term to $155.

Please speak to one of our friendly staff if you need more information.