Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre

About Us

We are a part of Auckland Council recreation whose aim is to ‘get more Aucklander’s more active’.

For many years we have provided the community with a variety of exciting recreational activities and we will continue to do so for years to come.

All our staff are trained professionals and strive to provide the best standard of service to the community treating all customers with generosity and respect.

How you help children

At our facility children not only enjoy being active, improving their overall wellbeing but they will overcome challenges and learn valuable life skills. You will see their confidence grow whether it is in the pool or on the rock wall and if they need assistance at any time our friendly and experienced staff are always on hand and happy to help.

Secure your child’s safety in and around the water through our Learn to Swim program. Our trained instructors will work with your child to develop their swimming skills and confidence in and around the water. Swimming skills are essential to truly enjoy everything our beautiful country has to offer so get amongst it!

At Birkenhead you can swim outside even in the middle of winter.

Our 33.3m outdoor, heated pool is open all year round; but if that is too much for you, we even have an indoor learner’s pool. So, if your hot, bored or just want a splash, come on down! The best thing is 16 and under swim for FREE.

If your child is a keen climber between the ages of 8-16 and wanting to improve your skills, then check out our sport climbing class. Kids play fun climbing games and enjoy the social and supportive environment while gaining expert climbing knowledge and skills from our experienced instructors.

Boredom is not an option at Birkenhead during the school holidays. Our holiday program runs from 8am-6pm and features a range of activities from sports, to science, dress up, movies trips and much more. Rock climbing swimming and crafts are offered daily.

Our Education Outside the Classroom programs provide students with the opportunity to participate in exciting, adventurous and challenging activities. As a centre we strive to provide an inspiring, motivating and memorable outdoor experience during which students will learn important life skills and have a whole lot of fun.

Our programs are aimed at motivating students to be active in the outdoors, improving their general wellbeing.

We offer a range of activities including rock climbing, high ropes, low ropes, kayaking, raft building, orienteering, chariot building, archery, bush survival, camp cooking and team building.

We can tailor our programs to suit the schools and student’s needs.

Keeping active is fundamental for a child’s healthy lifestyle! Join our fitness centre, where friendly and experienced instructors will assess your child’s goals, present them with a personalised program and run them through the essentials. We also have our fun and friendly fitness classes.

Our experienced instructors design the classes to challenge participants, helping them reach their goals. Instructors maintain a fun and positive atmosphere motivating participants and inspiring them to come again. Our Gym and group fitness classes are suitable for 14 years and up.

Physical environment

We are located next to the Birkenhead Memorial Park, so after your adventures with us if you are eager for more, you can explore what the park has to offer. There is parking available out front and also around the side on Mahara Ave. Our reception is located in the main building.

We aim to provide an enjoyable and memorable experience. Our staff therefore, do their best to maintain a fun and friendly atmosphere and will treat you with generosity and respect, making you feel happy and welcome. We hope to see you there.