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West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre

About the centre

West Wave is located right in the heart of Henderson. We have something for everyone, from a hydroslide, diving pool and wave pool through to a steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy pool and 50m lap pool.

For swimmers with accessibility needs, a water wheelchair is available.

We have multiple fitness and recreation options, including group fitness, a dedicated functional fitness room, two comprehensive gyms, a spin room and a large indoor recreation centre for after school activities, holiday programmes and to hire for your event.

West Wave is close to cycling and walking paths and a range of local parks including the wonderful Tui Glen Reserve.

Our team is passionate about supporting people from all walks of life and all levels of ability on their fitness journeys. Jump in with us — send us an enquiry, or come and visit us at our wonderful west(ie) centre!

Hours

Address

Contact details

Pools and water play

Pool hours

Wave pool, hydroslide and lazy river

The wave pool is accessible by ramp. Notify the centre in advance if you intend to bring a group of 10 or more children to use the wave pool. You must be at least 1.1m tall to enjoy the hydroslide.

Temperature 32°C

Length 21m

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.

Lane pool

The lane pool is accessible by hoist.

Temperature 27.5°C

16 lanes.

The lane pool is effectively two 25m pools Monday to Friday plus Sunday, and a single 50m pool on Saturdays or as events require.

Read our pool rules to help keep you and your family safe and having fun.

Family spa pool and adult spa pool

The spa pools are not wheelchair accessible.

Family spa temperature is 38°C. Adult spa temperature is 39°C.

Adult spa closes at 7pm on Sundays for cleaning. Family spa closes at 7pm on Wednesdays for cleaning.

Read our spa rules to help keep you and your family safe and having fun.

Dive pool

The dive pool has 1m, 3m, 5m, 7m and 10m diving boards.

Temperature 27.5°C

Length 21m

Read our pool rules to help keep you and your family safe and having fun.

Hydrotherapy pool

The hydrotherapy pool is accessible by ramp.

Temperature 34°C

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
$5
10 visit pass
-
Adult pool, spa, sauna and steam room
Casual
$8
10 visit pass
$72
Concession* pool, spa, sauna and steam room
Casual
$6.40
10 visit pass
$51.20
Hydroslide and dive pool (additional to pool entry)
Casual
$4.40
10 visit pass
-
Hydrotherapy pool (non-class admission)
Casual
$9.50
10 visit pass
-
Spectator
Casual
$1
10 visit pass
-

*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

Learn to Swim

Jump in at Learn to Swim West Wave!

We offer:

  • small class sizes
  • free swimming before and after lessons
  • free use of the wave pool and lazy river before and after lessons
  • plenty of free parking
  • discounts for families.

We can instruct swimmers of any age and ability, from 6-month-old babies to adults.

Why choose our Learn to Swim classes?

  • We really care about teaching water safety. All our students are taught key water safety skills first, then progress to mastering swimming skills.
  • All our instructors hold a New Zealand Certification in Aquatics and are AUSTSWIM qualified.
  • As a community facility, we are more affordable than many private providers.

Our facility accommodates family members of all ages. We have a shallower, warmer learn to swim pool and a bigger pool for deep water confidence and greater distance.

Be in the pool with your baby, or do your own laps or get in a quick workout while your school-aged child takes a class!

Accessibility 

While the swim school area is accessible, there is no wheelchair access to the pool itself.

Contact the swim school

0800SWIMIT (0800 794 648)

learntoswim@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Term classes

Which class is right for me or my child? 

We offer free assessments to determine yours or your child’s level.

Book a free assessment

School holiday learn to swim courses 

Holiday swim courses run over five consecutive half days (four if there is a public holiday) from Monday to Friday. Courses may be in the morning or the afternoon. We take enrolments for complete courses only.

If your child is a bit stuck on an element of their swimming, by coming every day for five days they'll normally crack it. Conquer that learning to breathe, breaststroke, or butterfly!

How to book a school holiday course

Contact us using the details on this page, or talk to the Learn to Swim team at the centre. A free assessment may be required to determine your child's level.

Half price swimming lessons for Plunket kids

Plunket kids under five years are eligible for 50 per cent off swimming lessons with Learn to Swim West Wave.

The discount applies to classes from Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm, and is valid for four consecutive enrolments. Little swimmers must be enrolled into Baby, Toddler or Preschooler lessons.

Send us a completed registration form and we'll be in touch with a time to assess your child (if we haven't prior) and enrol them in a suitable programme for their skill level.

Half price lessons for Plunket kids is a partnership between Plunket and Auckland Council.

Swimming lessons and water safety for schools

We’re experienced and skilled at working with schools, tailoring programmes to schools’ needs and the age and stage of their students:

  • swimming lessons
  • lifejacket usage
  • deep water confidence
  • boating experiences.

Lessons can take place in our facilities, or our instructors can come to you if your school has its own pool.

Auckland Council Pools and Leisure is a partner in the Greater Auckland Aquatic Action Plan (GAAAP) programme of funded school swimming lessons.

Sauna and steam

Please read our sauna rules.

Sauna

Closed daily from 1pm-1:30pm for extra cleaning.

Steam room

Closed daily from 1pm-1:30pm for extra cleaning.

Gym and fitness

From our dedicated group fitness studio, to our spin room and Generation 612 functional fitness room - you'll move mountains!

Supporting you to achieve your fitness goals 

We know that everyone's needs are different. When you become a member at West Wave, we work with you one-on-one to define your goals and decide how you’re going to achieve them. Then we tailor a support programme to best serve you in getting (fit and) active your way.

Gym hours

Our prices

Fitness and class prices
Entry type Casual 10 visit pass
Gym - Adult
Casual
$18.50
10 visit pass
$157.50
Gym - Child (15 years and younger)
Casual
$11
10 visit pass
-
Gym - Concession*
Casual
$14.50
10 visit pass
$119.50
Group fitness classes - Adult
Casual
$15.80
10 visit pass
$142.20
Group fitness classes - Concession*
Casual
$9.50
10 visit pass
$79
Aqua group fitness classes - Adult
Casual
$9.50
10 visit pass
$79
Aqua group fitness classes - Concession*
Casual
$7.50
10 visit pass
$61.50

*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

Group fitness classes

The wait is almost over! Our group fitness studio doors are re-opening from 5.45am Tuesday 2 June 2020.

Here is our new timetable - as we move into the new norm, there’s a few things that you need to know:

  • All classes are at a reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing - Mezzanine classes now have a capacity of 15 people and our Spinning classes is 20 people
  • Bookings are not compulsory but highly recommended (see below for how to book)
  • You’ll need to bring a filled drink bottle and sweat towel. No sweat towel = no workout!
  • At this stage, due to capacity, we will only be taking bookings for members (not casual attendees)
  • We request members don’t arrive more than 10 minutes before a class starts to allow for social distancing
  • So everyone has a chance to get their group fit fix, we may need to limit the number of classes members are booking into.

To book a class, either call us on 892 4910, email us at westwave.fitnesscentre@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz, Facebook message us, or book in person. Can't wait to see you all again soon! 

Our prices

Fitness and class prices
Entry type Casual 10 visit pass
Gym - Adult
Casual
$18.50
10 visit pass
$157.50
Gym - Child (15 years and younger)
Casual
$11
10 visit pass
-
Gym - Concession*
Casual
$14.50
10 visit pass
$119.50
Group fitness classes - Adult
Casual
$15.80
10 visit pass
$142.20
Group fitness classes - Concession*
Casual
$9.50
10 visit pass
$79
Aqua group fitness classes - Adult
Casual
$9.50
10 visit pass
$79
Aqua group fitness classes - Concession*
Casual
$7.50
10 visit pass
$61.50

*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

Activities

Our term dates for all programmes (unless specified in the programme's details below) are:

Term one, 3 February–9 April 2020
Term two, 28 April–3 July 2020 
Term three, 20 July–25 September 2020
Term four, 12 October–18 December 2020

Generation 612

Generation 612 is a fitness, health and performance facility that was established at West Wave in 2015.

Using Functional movements at high intensity we aim to improve your strength and endurance. Our coaches will take you through a daily workout that combines Olympic weightlifting, Gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning. 

Generation 612 is about the community and the bonds that are created with one another through a common goal of being active; aiming to make this the best hour of your day!

Foundations classes

Foundations is three one-hour sessions with the aim of assessing and teaching the key movements that will be performed during 612 classes. Even if you have trained in a high intensity environment before, or have an Olympic weightlifting or gymnastics background, we still advise you complete our three one-on-one foundation sessions.

Session One: Gymnastics — pull ups, push ups, handstands and more!
Session Two: Clean and Jerk — moving weight from point A to point B as effectively as possible; the first experience of your Olympic Weightlifting journey. 
Session Three: Snatch and Review — Olympic Weightlifting and reviewing previous sessions.

Foundations is included as part of your Generation 612 membership.

 

Open box

Open box is free time before class, where members of 612 can come in and practice any movement they wish (gymnastics or Olympic lifting) with the supervision and help of a coach.

 

Outside the box

Ever​y fortnight on a Friday we are in the pools for a swimming WOD (workout of the day)!

 

Membership

$30 per week gives you unlimited access to all Generation 612 classes and open box, as well as to West Wave’s pools, gym, fitness classes, saunas and spas.

Generation 612 membership also provides access to all our Gold, Silver and Bronze centres!

 

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After school care (OSCAR)

About us

We are west Auckland's hub for after school care.

Most of our children have been through our school holiday programmes and enjoyed their active adventures so much they signed up for more! We also get a lot of word-of-mouth referrals from people who love our services.

Our great mix of supervised after-school activities, provided within our facilities, include:

  • recreational gymnastics
  • Learn to Swim lessons
  • martial arts classes. 

Our partnership with Bidfoods means we're able to serve up healthy afternoon snacks and encourage children to make conscious healthy eating choices.

Contact details

Address: 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson
Phone: 09 835 0767
Email: westwave@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Hours

We are open Monday to Friday, 3pm to 6pm.

Our prices

Out of school care prices
Care type Price per week
After school care
Price per week
$60
After school care, includes school pick up
Price per week
$80

School pick-ups

We can pick up from these schools:

  • Henderson Intermediate
  • Henderson North Primary
  • Henderson Primary
  • Tirimoana Primary
  • Western Heights Primary
  • Summerland Primary
  • Swanson Primary
  • Henderson Valley School
  • St Dominics College

Pick-ups from other schools may be possible in some situations.

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 

Our popular holiday programme for 5 to 13-year-olds continues to grow each year.

Some kids enjoy spending their break with us so much they sign up to our OSCAR programme so they can continue to hang out with our staff and their new friends!

Our affordable programme is co-designed with the children and activities include:

  • quiz mania
  • trips to the movies
  • sports and games
  • swimming
  • baking
  • educational trips.

Hours 

The programme runs from 8am to 5pm.

Before programme care is available from 7.30am to 8am. After programme care is available from 5pm to 6pm.

Upcoming programme dates 

  • Tuesday 14 April to Friday 24 April 2020 (13 April is Easter Monday)

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!

Just a reminder - we only swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Don't forget your togs and a towel.

 

Our prices 

Our activities range in price from $27–$50 per 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, fill in an enrolment form:

Read our Holiday and recreation programmes terms and conditions.

Venue, pool and trampoline room 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, like ASA swimming events, water polo, diving and underwater hockey, but our spaces also suit birthday parties and meetings.

Spaces you can book

  • 25m pool
  • 50m pool
  • Dive pool
  • 'Dryland' trampoline room (up to 20 people)
  • Piha meeting room (up to 40 people)
  • Karekare birthday party room (includes kitchen, up to 40 people)
  • Muriwai physical activity room (up to 40 people)

A kitchen is also available.

Our prices

Venue hire prices
Space Price
25m pool
Price
$250 per hour
50m pool
Price
$514.50 per hour
Dive pool
Price
$119 per hour
Piha meeting room
Price
$29.50 per hour
Karekare birthday party room (includes kitchen)
Price
$26.50 per hour
Muriwai physical activity room
Price
$28.50 per hour
Dryland trampoline room
Price
$18.50 per hour, plus $30 per hour for a staff member to be present (compulsory), subject to staff availability

How to book a space

Contact us to find out about availability and to make a booking, or download one of our booking forms below.

Read our Venue hire terms and conditions.

Other services at our centre

Physiotherapy

Physio Rehab Group is located inside the centre.

Prices and membership

Our prices

Fitness and class prices
Entry type Casual 10 visit pass
Gym - Adult
Casual
$18.50
10 visit pass
$157.50
Gym - Child (15 years and younger)
Casual
$11
10 visit pass
-
Gym - Concession*
Casual
$14.50
10 visit pass
$119.50
Group fitness classes - Adult
Casual
$15.80
10 visit pass
$142.20
Group fitness classes - Concession*
Casual
$9.50
10 visit pass
$79
Aqua group fitness classes - Adult
Casual
$9.50
10 visit pass
$79
Aqua group fitness classes - Concession*
Casual
$7.50
10 visit pass
$61.50

*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.

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
$5
10 visit pass
-
Adult pool, spa, sauna and steam room
Casual
$8
10 visit pass
$72
Concession* pool, spa, sauna and steam room
Casual
$6.40
10 visit pass
$51.20
Hydroslide and dive pool (additional to pool entry)
Casual
$4.40
10 visit pass
-
Hydrotherapy pool (non-class admission)
Casual
$9.50
10 visit pass
-
Spectator
Casual
$1
10 visit pass
-

*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.

Out of school care prices
Care type Price per week
After school care
Price per week
$60
After school care, includes school pick up
Price per week
$80
Venue hire prices
Space Price
25m pool
Price
$250 per hour
50m pool
Price
$514.50 per hour
Dive pool
Price
$119 per hour
Piha meeting room
Price
$29.50 per hour
Karekare birthday party room (includes kitchen)
Price
$26.50 per hour
Muriwai physical activity room
Price
$28.50 per hour
Dryland trampoline room
Price
$18.50 per hour, plus $30 per hour for a staff member to be present (compulsory), subject to staff availability
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.

Learn to Swim prices
Programme Price per session
Babies and toddlers
Price per session
$13.20
Preschoolers
Price per session
$14.20
School age, teens and adults
Price per session
$14.20

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

See which centres you get access to

Silver
$19.50 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.

Silver
$16 per week

See which centres you get access to

Get access to unlimited fitness classes at your chosen centre with a Move 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.

Silver
$16 per week

See which centres you get access to

Get unlimited access to the pools, spa and sauna at your chosen centre with a Swim 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.

Silver
$16 per week

See which centres you get access to