Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre

Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre

Welcome to Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre

Challenge yourself to a new adventure at Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre! With Auckland’s premier rock climbing wall, which has 26 lines designed to cater to all abilities, a fully-equipped fitness centre, a 33m outdoor heated pool, and a range of outdoor adventure activities that include archery, bush survival, kayaking and a challenge ropes course, we’re your new favourite place.

Accessibility: We welcome everyone regardless of ability. Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre is an accessible centre, with ramp access to our pool. There are disabled access changing rooms and a lift in the centre.

Address: 46 Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead
Phone: 09 484 7290

Centre hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6am-9pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 6am-10pm
Weekends: 11am-6pm

Pool hours

From 20 April 2015, the pool hours have been extended due to the maintenance closure of Glenfield Pool. The new opening hours are below.

Main pool
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 6am-8pm
Thursday: 6am-7pm
Saturday: 8.30am-6pm
Sunday: 8am-6pm

Small pool
Monday: 6-9am, 2:30-3:30pm, 6-8pm (half pool 7-8pm)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 6-9am, 2:30-3:30pm, 6-8pm (half pool)
Friday: 6am-4pm, 7-8pm
Saturday: 3:30pm-6pm
Sunday: 1pm-6pm

See Pool availability for lanes and small pool swimming times.


Work on your fitness a different way! The ITT (Integrated Team Training) fitness centre at Birkenhead gives you access to advanced trainers, full functional training, sports conditioning and dedicated training zones - a diverse range of options designed to suit your fitness needs.

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Swim outdoors all year round in the Osborne pool, an outdoor heated pool that stays open right throughout winter and is fantastic for training, family fun or just splashing around - or take it inside to our learner's pool. The choice is yours!

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Rock climbing

Challenge yourself with our indoor rock climbing area and feel the thrill of mastering something new! With varied walls including a bouldering area, a 5m vertical top rope, an 8m vertical and overhang top rope and the 216sqm lead climbing wall with 6m overhang, you've got heaps of climbing options.

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Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre is your local choice for a whole heap of recreational activities. Join us for regular organised activities, get us to put together something tailored just for you or check out our school holiday programmes!

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