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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. Please note that the fitness centre is not 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 swimming 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 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.

Things to know before you come to the pool

Our prices

Pool admission prices
Entry type Casual 10 visit pass
Child (16 years and under)
Casual
Free
10 visit pass
-
Supervising adult (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
$6.00
10 visit pass
$54
Concession* (excludes steam room)
Casual
$5.10
10 visit pass
$45.90

*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.

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
$23 per week

Get access to our Gold centres:

  • Tepid Baths
  • Marina Fitness

Plus all our Silver and Bronze centres.

Silver
$19.50 per week

See which centres you get access to

Bronze
$16 per week

See which centres you get access to

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.

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 entry
Casual
$15.80
10 visit pass
n/a
Group fitness classes
Casual
$7.50
10 visit pass
$67.50
Recreation - Adults
Casual
$2.50
10 visit pass
n/a

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
$23 per week

Get access to our Gold centres:

  • Tepid Baths
  • Marina Fitness

Plus all our Silver and Bronze centres.

Silver
$19.50 per week

See which centres you get access to

Bronze
$16 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
$14 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:

  • Use the covid tracer app to scan into our group fitness studio/rooms.
  • 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

  • You can view timetables a week in advance.
  • 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

 

View timetable and book online


Outdoor Fitness Sessions in Level 3!

Outdoor Fitness Sessions are here only for Level 3 and just in time with Summer right around the corner. Classes are viewable 48 hours in advance and bookable through myLEISURE.

All classes must be pre-booked and paid for online through myLEISURE. No-shows cannot be rescheduled or refunded. Bookings are not transferable unless a class is cancelled by us (e.g. weather conditions), and our staff will contact you to reschedule your booking. These classes are available for a limited time during Alert Level 3 only.

 

 

View class descriptions

Our prices

Fitness and class prices
Entry type Casual 10 visit pass
Gym entry
Casual
$15.80
10 visit pass
n/a
Group fitness classes
Casual
$7.50
10 visit pass
$67.50
Recreation - Adults
Casual
$2.50
10 visit pass
n/a

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
$23 per week

Get access to our Gold centres:

  • Tepid Baths
  • Marina Fitness

Plus all our Silver and Bronze centres.

Silver
$19.50 per week

See which centres you get access to

Bronze
$16 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.

Kauri Kids

Grow. Achieve. Inspire.

With our extensive natural outdoors area complete with palm trees, we are a friendly, multicultural centre with a strong community focus, and warm, dedicated staff.

We're lucky to be part of the Ōtara Pool and Leisure Centre, and swimming lessons can be provided.

Read about the Kauri Kids vision and values.

Contact details

Address: Newbury Street, Ōtara
Phone: 09 261 8395
Follow: Kauri Kids on Facebook

Hours

We are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

We are closed on weekends and public holidays.

Numbers of children

We are licensed to care for 29 children.

Teacher to child ratios

We have a minimum of one teacher for every eight children.

Our prices

20 hours free early childhood educations is available for children aged under 2 years, additional hours will be charged at the hourly rate below.
20 hours free early childhood education is also available for children aged over 3 years, with a minimum of 2 days per week.
We also offer 30 hours free early childhood education for children aged over 3 years, for 6 hours per day/5 days per week, additional hours are charged at the hourly rate below.

Kauri Kids prices
Ages Price Price per hour
Under two years
Price
$5.60 per additional hour with 20 free ECE hours, or $6.10 per hour without 20 free ECE hours
Price per hour
n/a
Two to three years
Price
$5.85 per hour
Price per hour
n/a
Over three years
Price
n/a
Price per hour
$5.85 per hour for every additional hour over 20 hours and 30 hours free ECE

Make an enquiry

Contact us to find out about availability and arrange a visit.

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
$86.80

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.

*Some activities will be unavailable due to COVID restrictions.

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

  • Summer holidays: 13 December - 23 December 2021 and 5 January - 2 February 2022 (excl 31 January)

Grab a schedule from this website or your closest centre four to six weeks before the programme starts so you can choose and book your favourite activities!

COVID-19

Our holiday programme can operate in the Red Level under the new Covid Protection Framework (traffic light system)

Your child’s safety is important to us, see how we’re keeping them safe these school holidays here

 

Our prices

Our activities range in price from $27.80 per day, depending on the what we do each day.

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 and fill in the form below. By ticking the terms and conditions, the form will be emailed to Ōtara Pool and Leisure Centre.

Read our Holiday and recreation programmes terms and conditions.

 

Breakaway programme for 11 to 17-year-olds

Breakaway is a free holiday programme for youth aged 11-17 years, funded by the Ministry of Social Development.

The programme runs for six hours a day. We do activities* like team building, swimming, sports competitions, shared lunches and mystery trips.

*Some activities are not available due to COVID restrictions.

COVID-19 information

  • Our Breakaway holiday programme can operate in the Red Level under the new Covid Protection Framework (traffic light system). 
  • Participants 12 years and over must wear a face covering unless eating, playing sports or swimming.
  • All people entering the complex need to sign in or scan the QR code provided.
  • If you’re feeling unwell, please stay home!
  • For any signs of cold or flu, please get a COVID test.

To find out more, contact us.

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

  • Seminar room (up to 150 people)
  • Half stadium (up to 640 people)
  • Whole stadium (includes international sized volleyball, netball and basketball courts, up to 1280 people)

Entire aquatics complex (only available after-hours, terms and conditions apply)

Our prices

Venue hire prices
Space Peak price Off-peak price
Full stadium
Peak price
$125 per hour
Off-peak price
$100 per hour
Half stadium
Peak price
$78 per hour
Off-peak price
$63 per hour
Seminar room
Peak price
$33 per hour
Off-peak price
$27 per hour
Aquatics complex
Peak price
$152 per hour
Off-peak price
$121 per hour
Outdoor pool complex
Peak price
$208 per hour
Off-peak price
$166 per hour
Indoor or outdoor single lane
Peak price
$32 per hour
Off-peak price
$26 per hour
Teaching pool
Peak price
$67 per hour
Off-peak price
$52 per hour
Leisure pool
Peak price
$130 per hour
Off-peak price
$100 per hour

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 (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
$6.00
10 visit pass
$54
Concession* (excludes steam room)
Casual
$5.10
10 visit pass
$45.90

*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.

Kauri Kids prices
Ages Price Price per hour
Under two years
Price
$5.60 per additional hour with 20 free ECE hours, or $6.10 per hour without 20 free ECE hours
Price per hour
n/a
Two to three years
Price
$5.85 per hour
Price per hour
n/a
Over three years
Price
n/a
Price per hour
$5.85 per hour for every additional hour over 20 hours and 30 hours free ECE
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
$86.80
Venue hire prices
Space Peak price Off-peak price
Full stadium
Peak price
$125 per hour
Off-peak price
$100 per hour
Half stadium
Peak price
$78 per hour
Off-peak price
$63 per hour
Seminar room
Peak price
$33 per hour
Off-peak price
$27 per hour
Aquatics complex
Peak price
$152 per hour
Off-peak price
$121 per hour
Outdoor pool complex
Peak price
$208 per hour
Off-peak price
$166 per hour
Indoor or outdoor single lane
Peak price
$32 per hour
Off-peak price
$26 per hour
Teaching pool
Peak price
$67 per hour
Off-peak price
$52 per hour
Leisure pool
Peak price
$130 per hour
Off-peak price
$100 per hour
Membership additional fees
Fee type Price
Joining fee - standard
Price
$50
Joining fee - concession*
Price
$25
Card replacement fee
Price
$5
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 entry
Casual
$15.80
10 visit pass
n/a
Group fitness classes
Casual
$7.50
10 visit pass
$67.50
Recreation - Adults
Casual
$2.50
10 visit pass
n/a

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
$23 per week

Get access to our Gold centres:

  • Tepid Baths
  • Marina Fitness

Plus all our Silver and Bronze centres.

Silver
$19.50 per week

See which centres you get access to

Bronze
$16 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
$14 per week

See which centres you get access to

Buy a membership