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)

Monday - Sunday* 8.00am - 6.30pm
Learners Pool opening hours* 9.00am - 6.30pm
Toddlers Pool opening hours** 11.00am - 5.00pm
Diving Board opening hours** 11.00am - 4.30am

*Please note the facility may be very busy with school usage Mon - Fri during school term time.
** Hours may be subject to change due to high demand and/or safety reasons.
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

Please visit the websites above for pricing information.

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.