Learn where you can swim - beach, pool or river, all over the Nelson region.

Swimming Pools

Nayland Park Complex

Nayland Road, Stoke, phone +64 3 547 0292 
(next to Nayland College)

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat and Sun 8am-6pm, open summer months only. Closed Christmas Day.
Website: Nayland Pool Website

Riverside Pool and Fitness Centre

Riverside Drive, Nelson, phone +64 3 546 3221
Monday – Friday: 6am-7pm
Saturday – 8.30am-5.30pm
Sunday and Public holidays – 8.30am – 4.30pm

Website: Riverside Pool and Fitness Centre

Admission and hire charges for swimming pools

Hire charges for swimming pools
Hire  Price (inc gst)  
Adult Admission $    5.00
Child Admission $    3.30
Seniors, Students & Community Service Card-Holders $    4.20
Pre-School Admission $    4.00
School Pupil Admission
to pre-arranged school groups only
$    2.00
Pool Hire During Public Swimming Times - Riverside $475.00
Pool Hire During Public Swimming Times - Nayland Complex $475.00
Regular Hire  - Riverside $  55.00*
Regular Hire  - Nayland Complex $  55.00*
Casual Hire Outside Public Swimming Times - Riverside $300.00
Casual Hire Outside Public Swimming Times- Nayland Complex $280.00
Lane Hire $  32.00

* for regular after hours user groups pre-arranged with management

Richmond Aquatic Centre

Champion Rd, phone +64 3 543 9755 (note: Prices may vary to Nelson based pools).
Website: Richmond Aquatic Centre


Boulder Bank Reserve - The Glen
Cable Bay Reserve
Haulashore Island
Monaco Reserve
Oyster Island
Tahunanui Beach

Swimming Holes

Maitai River - Girlies, Black, Denne's and Sunday Holes
Wakapuaka River, Rest-a-while Reserve, Hira

Water quality information can be found on the LAWA website.