To home page

Leisure & Culture

Huia Pool

Come swimming in our nationally acclaimed indoor pool, or join in one of our many aquatic activities.

Whether you’re after a relaxing spa or something a bit more active, we’ve got it covered.

Get to know Huia Pool

Open all year round and centrally located, we’ve got aquatic facilities and we are the home of the Swim City Swim School. We have a no exceptions policy and welcome people of all abilities.

  • A 25m main pool with a movable floor - ladder access
  • A learners’ pool heated to 32 degrees - ramp access
  • Private and poolside spas
  • An outdoor playground and outdoor toddler's pool (open on fine days between December and March)
  • A meeting room for hire
  • An action-packed aquatic activities schedule, including aqua jogging and liquid fitness classes
  • A tog shop – check out the latest in swimwear and swim equipment
  • Shower and changing room available for families and persons with disabilities

Contact us

T: 570 6655
F: 570 6656

Our location and opening hours

Where to find us

We’re located on Huia Street in central Lower Hutt, attached to the Hutt Recreation Ground. 

Our opening hours

Main pool hours

Monday 6am – 8pm
Tuesday  6am – 7pm
Wednesday  6am – 8pm
Thursday 6am – 7pm
Friday  6am – 7pm
Saturday 8am – 6pm
Sunday 8am – 6pm

Note: During the school term, the main pool is used for swimming lessons and public lane swimming only between 3.30pm and 6pm on weekdays, 8am - noon Saturdays - there is no free play area in the main during these times.  There is limited free play area from 8am - 10.30am Sundays.

Aqua jogging hours

Monday 6am – 7pm
Tuesday  6am – 7pm
Wednesday  6am – 7pm
Thursday 6am – 7pm
Friday  6am – 7pm
Saturday 8am – 6pm
Sunday 8am – 6pm

Note: There is limited space from 3pm - 6pm weekdays and all day weekends.  Aqua jogging is for adults only. Please call the pool office for the best times to aqua jog. Please also note pool closures below.

Learners’ pool hours

Monday 6.30am - 8pm
Tuesday 6.30am – 6.20pm
Wednesday  6.30am – 8pm
Thursday 6.30am – 7pm
Friday  6.30am – 7pm
Saturday  12pm – 6pm
Sunday 8am – 6pm

Pool Closures

DayOpening Times
Good Friday 18 April Pool Closed
Easter Monday 21 April Pool Open 9am-6pm
ANZAC Day Fri 25 April Pool Open 9am-6pm
Mon 28 - Wed 30 April Main Pool Open 6am-8am
Main Pool Closed from 8am
Learners Pool Open
Thursday 1 May Main Pool Closed
Learners Pool Open

Liquid Fitness (aqua aerobics)

Monday 7.05pm - 7.50pm
Wednesday  7.05pm - 7.50pm
No Classes on Mon 28 and Wed 30 April due to Waterpolo tournament

Fees and charges

A healthy way to keep the whole family entertained. Swim on a casual basis or buy a concession pass – or try some of our other activities and facilities. Look up our fees and charges.

Hiring the pool after hours

A great idea for your next corporate or social function. Rates start from as little as $87 an hour, including trained lifeguards. Spa pools are only available during normal pool hours.

Call us on 570 6655 to book for your next water-themed occasion!

Keeping safe – the pool rules  

Safety in and around the water is vital. As a caregiver it’s your responsibility to keep your children safe.

What are my pool safety responsibilities?

All children under the age of eight must be actively supervised by a caregiver 16 years of age or over.

Actively supervised means:

  • Watching your children at all times
  • Being able to provide immediate assistance