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When the weather gets hot and you’re looking for somewhere to cool down, Ruapehu District Council operates a public swimming pool on Raetihi Road, just off the main street behind the gas station, which is open from December-March. The complex features a main pool and learner pool as well as shaded picnic areas and open lawn areas to take in the sun if you choose.

Stay: Rent

Ohakune Swimming Pools

Season December - March

Opening hours

12noon - 6 pm daily

Excluding Christmas and New Year public holidays hours may vary during school term time.

Adult $2.

Children $1.

Spectators $1.

Burns Pool - Waiouru Military Camp

20 minutes drive from Ohakune

This facility is part of the Waiouru Military training facilities it's advised to ring beforehand to check if a training program is running, in which case the pool will not be open to the public. 

Pools: 2 pools 25m, 6 lanes, 1m - 2m depth, indoors,

Children $1.00

Adults $2.00

Telephone (06) 387-5599 ext. 7914

Tokaanu Thermal Pools - Turangi

45 minutes drive from Ohakune

This facility offers private and public thermal bathing pools a taonga of the Ngati Kurauia people a hapu of Ngati Tuwharetoa, which for generations has been recognised as having the ‘wai ora (healing waters)’.

  • Public Pool 10 am – 9 pm

  • Private Pools 10am – 8pm (sales close 8pm)

Mangaroa Street, Tokaanu P.O. Box 181, Turangi

Phone: (07) 386 8575

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