Arena Aquatic Centre

This page provides information about the Arena Aquatic Centre located within the Te Rauparaha Arena complex, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua City. View the activities, opening hours, admission fees, a Google location map and our photo gallery.

Wide range of activities at aquatic centre

The Arena Aquatic Centre is a heated indoor facility, with the following features:

  • 25 metre lane pool
  • Free form wave and leisure pool
  • Toddlers pool
  • Spa pools
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Hydroslide
  • Cafe

The Arena Aquatic Centre caters for a wide variety of users including, competitive, recreational and fitness swimmers, aquarobics and aquajogging.

For private hire of lanes or to book in your school or holiday program for the end of the year please use the booking form on the right and email to

Casual users can experience the hydroslide, lazy river or splash around and sit under the numerous water jets and play in the waves. The lane pool is heated to 27 degrees, the wave pool heated to 30 degrees, spas and toddlers pools are heated to 35 degrees.

See our photos near the bottom of this page for more information.

Opening Hours

The Arena Aquatic Centre is open 7 days a week including all public holidays, except Christmas Day, and from Noon on ANZAC Day.
Monday - Friday 5.30 am - 9.00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 8.00 am - 7.00 pm
Public Holidays 8.00 am - 7.00 pm
New Year's Day and ANZAC Day 12.00 pm - 7.00 pm
CLOSED Christmas Day -
Early closure: Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve Closes 5 pm
Please check our Status Report page for notification of any pool closures.

Admission Fees


Admission Fee

Adult 16years+


Off Peak 8 am - 2 pm and 7.30 pm-9 pm weekdays*


Child 0-15years**


Senior Citizen



Normal Fee

Family Pass (2 adults, 3 children)




Porirua Schools ***


Non-Porirua Schools ***


Weekends and public holidays

Normal Fee

* excludes School Holidays, Public Holidays and weekends
**Children under the age of 10 must be actively supervised at all times by an adult 16 years+. Actively supervising means being within arms reach and be able to provide assistance at all times.
  Child under 4 years has 1 adult swim for free, Child 5-9years has 1 adult supervisor for free.
*** School rate only applies during school hours and term time.
10 swim Concessions
Off Peak
20 swim Concessions
50 swim Concessions

Location map

The Arena Aquatic Centre is located in the Te Rauparaha Arena complex, off Parumoana Street, Porirua. It is within walking distance to both North City Shopping Centre and the Mega Centre. There is a large carpark with free parking. Adjacent to the Aquatic Centre is the Te Rauparaha Arena and Fitness Centre, Pataka Museum, Cultural Centre and the Porirua Skate Park.

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Photo Gallery

Here's a few photos of the Arena Aquatic Centre to show you what the facility looks like and how you can enjoy your visit.

Arena Aquatic Centre - View of Leisure Pool.
View of Leisure and Wave pool, and toddlers water slide. The depth varies from ankle to chest height.

Arena Aquatic Centre - view of lazy river.
View of the leisure pool's Lazy River, where you can float around with the water flow.

Arena Aquatic Centre - view of lane pool.
View of the lane pool where you can do aqua jogging, or lane swimming.

Arena Aquatic Centre - view of spa pools.
View of the children's spa pool, and adults spa pool in foreground.

Arena Aquatic Centre - water slide.
View of the water slide with two children arriving at the bottom of the slide.


Contact Details

For enquiries or more information, please contact:

Arena Aquatic Centre
17 Parumoana Street
Phone: (04) 237 1521
Fax: (04) 237 1519

Links to more information

Porirua City Council links: