Swimming Pool

Last updated: 02 Feb, 2023 08:40am

About Our Pools


Opening Hours

About Our Pools

Carterton’s outdoor swimming pool complex comprises of three pools: the main pool, the learner’s pool, and the toddler’s pool.

The variety of pool sizes and depths, and the addition of newly installed sun shade sails, makes the complex an ideal location for family outings.

The outdoor baths were officially opened in October 1911 and were built on an existing quarry pit.

The main pool was 50 yards long and 25 yards wide making it the largest outdoor pool in New Zealand at the time.

It is also one of the few pools in the country that provides free admission.

Location & Contacts

127 Pembroke Street, Carterton

Opening Hours


Summer 2022-2023

Friday 3 February – Sunday 5 March

  • Monday – Friday 2pm – 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm

Late nights

Pool may open until 8pm on Wednesdays & Fridays. This is weather dependent. Please contact the pool to confirm.

Public Holidays

  • Sunday 25 December Closed 
  • Boxing Day [Monday 26 December] 12pm – 6pm
  • New Year’s Day [Saturday 1 January] 12pm – 6pm
  • Wellington Anniversary [Monday 23 January] 10am – 6pm
  • Waitangi Day [Monday 6 February] 10am – 6pm