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Ōtaki Pool redevelopment update

Ōtaki Pool closed on 25 February to undergo a $5.4 million redevelopment.

The pool’s rebuild is one of four key initiatives selected by the Council and the community for development as part of FutureKāpiti – Long term plan 2015 – 35.

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As part of the upgrade the pool hall will be rebuilt with the roof and walls replaced, access into the building will be improved, a ramp added to the main pool and the filtration systems between the toddlers and main pool will be separated.

The reception and entrance will be redesigned to be made more user-friendly, acoustic panelling will be added to the building’s roof to help with noise reduction and fencing around the perimeter of the building will be removed to create easier access to Haruatai Park.

The pool’s changing rooms, plant room and building, and pool tank will remain the same but given a new lease of life with a paint job.

During the closure period Ōtaki residents can swim for free at the Waikanae Pools up until 26 March and the Coastlands Aquatic Centre in Paraparaumu. Swim clubs have also been accommodated and learn to swim fees for Ōtaki residents discounted.

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Splash pad for Ōtaki

The Council is also building a new community-designed splash pad next to the pool for free public use for next summer.

More than 400 people provided feedback through completing online surveys, filling in paper forms at the pool and through face-to-face chats with Kāpiti Coast Aquatics staff.

There was an overwhelming response from the community to first picking a preferred concept design and then what water play equipment they would like. 

What features will be incorporated in the splash pad design will be finalised over the next few weeks.

Ōtaki Pool

Whether you're looking for exercise, recreation or swimming lessons, Ōtaki Pool can cater for you. It has a great community feel and is ideal for fun family occasions.

The 33.3m pool is heated to 29 degrees and access is provided via low rise stairs, plus a hoist is also available.

The toddlers pool is heated to a warm 32 degrees and has a slide and plenty of toys to keep the young ones entertained for hours.

After a dip there is also a spa and sauna available for adults to relax those tired muscles and ease away the stress.

Ōtaki Pool is situated in the grounds of Haruatai Park and has an outdoor play area, where you can enjoy a picnic or hire one of our barbeques.  It is an ideal spot for a family picnic - make a day of it!
 Otaki toddler pool


There will be no Learn to Swim lessons at Ōtaki Pool in Term 3 2017

Find out more information on SwimKāpiti at Ōtaki Pool or contact Ōtaki Pool on 06 364 5542  


Haruatai Park, 200 Mill Road, Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast  View Larger Map Bus Route Bus route: 290 from Waikanae Station Bus stops on Mill Road (stop ID:1728) For more information visit the Metlink website at www.metlink.org.nz Contact Phone: 06 364 5542 Emai...


Ōtaki Pool has two pools, a 33.5m pool, with a hoist and low rise stairs to assist swimmers with disabilities into the pool, and a toddler’s pool. The adult only spa is great for tired muscles, back ache and stress relief. Seating up to 10 people, the...

Opening Hours and Prices

Hours | Prices     Ōtaki Pool Opening Hours Ōtaki Pool is open every day except for Christmas Day, and from 1pm on ANZAC Day. Opening Hours Monday - Friday 5.30am - 8.00pm Weekends and Public Holidays 8.00am - 6.00pm   *Please note:  Swimmers are asked...


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Learn to Swim

Learning to swim and survive is a fundamental life skill that opens up a world of opportunities. SwimKāpiti runs swim lessons all year round at Ōtaki Pool held in line with school terms. * classes are based on skill level Bookings can be made at any on...


1pm to 5pm SPLASH!

Large inflatable in the main pool and inflatables.