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Napier Aquatic CentreTe Whare Kaukau o Ahuriri

The Napier Aquatic Centre, Hawkes Bay's most comprehensive year-round aquatic facility. Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.

COVID-19 Traffic Light System Update 

11 January 2022

Napier City Council has re-run the risk assessment for all of its facilities within the Traffic light settings using the most recent COVID-19 Protection Framework Guidance for Local Government.  As a result of this assessment, Napier Aquatic Centre will require the use of My Vaccine Passes from 15 January 2022.

This means everyone aged 12 or over will need to present their My Vaccine Pass to a staff member to be verified before entering.  

Limited access

A facility like ours has to limit customers, based on the number of people who can visit while keeping a physical distance of at least 1m.  Capacity for the Ivan Wilson complex will be limited to 150 people, with an additional 50 people in the Old Pool.  Allan’s Pool and the gym are separate areas and capacity will be over and above these limits for the main two pool areas.

To manage these limits while trying to ensure that no one misses out, we will be running three daily ‘sessions’. During weekdays these sessions will be:

  • 6AM to 10AM – use limited structured aquatic health & fitness activities such as lane swimming, water-walking, and aquaerobics sessions.
  • 10AM to 2PM – facility is available for all activities including leisure and play. 
  • 2.30PM to close – facility is available for all activities including leisure and play. 

At the end of these sessions at 10AM and 2PM we will be asking all customers in the facility to leave to create capacity for the next session.

From 10AM the Ivan Wilson lane pool will be available, the outdoor splash pad will be open, and we will have the inflatable run in the Old Pool at most times.

Unfortunately the hydro slides will not be in operation due to the pumps being reconditioned, and the Ivan Wilson learners’ pool is also unavailable until the re-tiling is completed.  We are working on returning both of these into operation as quickly as we can.

We are excited about welcoming families back to our facility so you can have fun and cool off. Please be aware of these session times so that you have enough time to enjoy our facility.

Birthday party bookings for the inflatable will also be taken from 15 January.

We will also be asking all customers to consume any food or drink in the outdoor area by the splash pads.

You will be required to wear a mask when you enter the facility and at all times when not in the pool.

Hygiene and cleaning

We have always had strict sanitation, handwashing, and health and wellness policies for our employees. Hygiene champions are dedicated to each shift who ensure all contact surfaces are sanitised.  Extra cleaning and sanitising will be carried out during the day to keep both our staff and our valued customers safe.  We have several sanitising stations throughout the complex, so please ensure you use these upon entry and exit of facility.  Most importantly, if you are feeling unwell, please stay at home.

Paywave accepted here

We have Paywave.  Please use this option whenever possible.

Napier Aquatic Centre FAQs

For more information on how the Napier Aquatic Centre will be operating under Orange of the traffic light system please see our FAQs by clicking the link below.

NAPIER AQUATIC CENTRE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FAQS


 

"A safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone..."

Kids going down one of the hydro slides at the Aquatic Centre.The Napier Aquatic Centre, Hawkes Bay's most comprehensive year-round aquatic facility. Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone. It is a POOLSAFE© and SMOKEFREE complex that is community based, delivering many recreational programmes and opportunities for Napier and the wider Hawkes Bay community. There are heated pools with disability-friendly access. Our focus is on learning to swim, water safety/water confidence, and promoting an active and healthy lifestyle through water-based activities.

The Napier Aquatic Centre also has many other services, so why not make a day of it and use the BBQ or attempt to complete our inflatable obstacle course. It's a great venue for birthday parties, corporate events or that family outing.

The Napier Aquatic Centre boasts an excellent Swim School, with over 800 participants as well as offering Aqua Fitness classes and Napier's best Holiday Programme. The complex offers the original 1973 indoor heated lap pool as well as a new complex built in 1998 that has another 25m lap pool, learners pool, toddlers area, two spa pools and two hyrdoslides.

We are proud to be part of the Community Development Department of the Napier City Council. We are devoted to providing quality facilities, for Napier residents and all visitors to Napier.

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Napier Aquatic Centre

Napier Aquatic Centre Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Napier Aquatic Centre Fee (incl GST)
 
Cash Admission
Adults single admission$5.30 
Children (5 years and over) single admission$4.10 
Children (under 5 years, accompanied by adult in water) single admissionNo Charge 
Senior Citizens (65 +) and Community Services Card holders single admission$4.10 
General Spectators$1.80 
Club Member$1.80 
Waterslide (unlimited rides) - additional to entry fee per person$5.30 
Concession Cards
Child (10-Swim Cards)$36.70 
Child (20-Swim Cards)$72.30 
Child (50-Swim Cards)$175.00 
Adult (10-Swim Cards)$47.50 
Adult (20-Swim Cards)$93.90 
Adult (50-Swim Cards)$232.00 
Community Card Holder (10-Swim Cards)$36.70 
Community Card Holder (20-Swim Cards)$72.30 
Community Card Holder (50-Swim Cards)$175.00 
Club Member (10-Swim Cards)$14.60 
Club Member (20-Swim Cards)$29.00 
Club Member (50-Swim Cards)$71.80 
Aqua Aerobics (10-Swim Cards)$54.00 
Aqua Aerobics (20-Swim Cards)$108.00 
Aqua Aerobics (50-Swim Cards)$270.00 

Pool Hire Charges Fee (incl GST)
Note: All pool hire charges on a per-hour basis
Schools
Note: Entry fee is exclusive for hire of the following facilities except for single lane hire.
Single Lane (plus Club Member entry fee per pupil)$10.30 
Slide Special $3.20 
Old Pool$74.50 
Ivan Wilson 25-metre Pool$87.40 
Old Learners Pool$40.60 
Regular Club Hires : Per Hour
Note: Entry fee is exclusive for hire of the following facilities except for single lane hire.
Single Lane (plus club entry fee per pool user)$10.30 
Old Pool$74.50 
Ivan Wilson 25-metre Pool$87.40 

Casual Hires : Per Hour Fee (incl GST)
Note: Entry fee is exclusive for hire of the following facility
Old Pool$100.30 
Learn 2 Swim (Includes admission charge)
Note: Please contact the Swim School Co-ordinator for Learn 2 Swim Charges or visit our website at www.napieraquatic.co.nz
Aquafitness
Per Session$5.90 

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