Dive Into The New Wanaka Pool

6 June 2018

Everyone is welcome to join the party when the brand new Wanaka pool facility opens to the community this Sunday 10 June with a free family fun day.

Wanaka’s own two-time Olympic triathlete Nicky Samuels will make a special guest appearance cutting the ribbon alongside Queenstown Lakes District Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod.

They will be joined by representatives from funding partners Central Lakes Trust, Otago Community Trust, Lottery Grants Board, Graham and Olive West Charitable Trust, Rotary Wanaka, QLDC and other key stakeholders.

Free public swimming runs from 10.00am - 4.00pm on Sunday including a pool party with games, competitions and inflatables from 11.00am - 2.00pm.

The $12.8m aquatics centre is located next to the existing Wanaka Recreation Centre at Three Parks off Ballantyne Road.

It features a 25m, eight-lane lap pool, adult hot pool and a dedicated learners’ pool with separate toddlers’ area.

A range of special early bird promotions on membership and concession cards will remain available until the end of the family fun day.

From Monday 11 June all facilities at Wanaka Recreation Centre will be open 6.00am - 9.00pm Monday to Friday, and 8.00am-8.00pm on weekends and public holidays.

The existing Wanaka Pool on Plantation Road will close to the public with a pool party from 2.00 - 4.00pm on Saturday 9 June. Wanaka & Districts Lions Club, instrumental in the pool’s opening in 1992, will perform the official closing at 4.45pm.