Taiora QEII Recreation and Sport Centre

Work out and have fun at the same time. We have a range of pools, gym equipment and group fitness classes to suit all fitness levels.

Plan your visit

Check the current facility status before you toro-visit.

Bookings are essential for group fitness and adult kautāhoe-swimming lessons. Secure your spot. No booking is required to use the hōpua-pool and fitness centre.

Ngā mihi. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Become a Recreation and Sport Centre member

Address: 193 Travis Road, New Brighton, Christchurch

Phone: 03 941 6888

Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz

Facebook: facebook.com/ChChRecSport (external link)


  • 200 free car parks for Taiora QEII customers, including electric vehicle charging points
  • 160 cycle parks


Last entry to the pool is 15 minutes before closing. Please be ready to leave the facility by the closing time.

  Monday to Thursday Friday Weekends and public holidays
Fitness centre 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 8pm 7am to 8pm
Indoor pools 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 9.30pm 7am to 8pm
Leisure pool 8am to 8pm 8am to 8pm 7am to 8pm

Hydroslide hours

  Monday to Wednesday Thursday and Friday Saturday Sunday and public holidays
Hydroslide 3.30pm to 6pm 3.30pm to 6pm 10am to 8pm 10am to 6pm
Hydroslide School Holidays 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm 10am to 8pm 10am to 6pm


For enquiries about availability and to make a booking:

  • email rsebookings@ccc.govt.nz with the facility and space you wish to book, times, numbers attending and contact details
  • phone 03 941 6446

Gym facilities

  • Treadmills
  • Exercycles
  • Spin bikes
  • Rowing machines
  • Cross trainers
  • Grinders
  • Weight resistance machines
  • Free weights including bench's and squat racks
  • Power bags/Swiss balls/Kettlebells
  • Functional training frame area
  • Stretching area
  • Free personalised fitness programmes
  • Change rooms including showers


Our qualified, experienced instructors and personal trainers can guide you to your fitness goals.

Bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) scales

BIA scales allow a more accurate way to track your progress in our fitness centres. It measures:

  • weight
  • body fat percentage
  • metabolic age
  • percentage of water weight
  • muscle mass
  • visceral fat

The cost of this service is $20 for members and $35 for non-members.

New members have access to a full reading as part of their first and second programmes. The initial free sessions are included as part of our personal programme to new members.

Pool status and calendars

See when bookings and groups are swimming so you can plan when best to swim:


  • 25x25 metre lap pool, two-metre deep with movable floor.
  • 25x10 metre learn to swim pool.
  • 130-metre-long hydroslide, suitable for double and single rafts.
  • Leisure pool including a lazy river.
  • Splash deck with water adventure playground.
  • Spa pool, sauna and steam room. Access only for ages 16+.
  • 8x8 metre toddler pool.
  • 19x6.5 metre hydrotherapy pool.

All pools have ramped access. The spa pool, steam room and sauna are wheelchair accessible.


  • Preschoolers aged under five years are not allowed on the hydroslide.
  • Children between the ages of five and seven (inclusive) must be actively supervised by a caregiver over the age of 16 years who is to be within the pool area at all times and able to provide immediate assistance. 
  • You must be at least 107cm tall to use the hydroslide.

Inflatable obstacle course

The inflatable obstacle course will be in the pool on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm. Please check our Pool Status(external link) page before you come.

Inflatables users must be able to swim 25 metres unaided. Children under eight need to be supervised by caregivers over 16 years old.

Taiora QEII Hydrotherapy Pool

Aqua Gentle classes are held in this pool every Tuesday and Friday from 10.40am to 11.25am and Thursday at 1pm. Therefore the hydrotherapy pool is unavailable for general public use during these times. All customers are welcome to attend the classes. Book a class(external link).

Please contact one of our team for pricing and details.

Learn to swim

Swimsmart is our learn-to-swim programme. With flexible payment options and unlimited pool access at our Council pools, it's easy to make practice perfect. 

Swimsmart memberships can be purchased at any Recreation and Sport Centre: Graham CondonJellie ParkPioneer, (external link)Taiora QEII(external link) or Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool.(external link) For general enquiries, please call 03 377 7690 or email swimsmart@ccc.govt.nz

Supervision of children in the pool

  • Children under five years old must be within arm’s reach and under constant supervision by a responsible caregiver aged 16 years or older in the pool at all times, who is wearing an orange wristband.
  • Children between the ages of five and seven (inclusive) must be wearing a purple wristband and actively supervised by a responsible caregiver aged 16 years or older, who is to be within the pool area at all times and able to provide immediate assistance.
  • Children aged 8 to 11 years (inclusive) must have a responsible caregiver 16 years or older on site unless they are in a supervised programme, such as swimming lessons. If they are swimming before or after their programme, their caregiver must be onsite.

Find out more(external link)

Taiora QEII has a ten-lane pool. Depending on availability and demand at Taiora QEII, lanes will be allocated to aqua jogging, lane swimming and leisure activities. When there are deep lanes available at off-peak times, there will be a minimum of one lane dedicated to aqua jogging.

Please call 03 941 6446 or email rsebookings@ccc.govt.nz for more up-to-date information or to hire pool space. 

Typical peak times during school terms

At peak times, lane space may be booked for aqua classes, swim education classes and other bookings. Lanes will be available for leisure and lane swimming, but the pool is likely to be busier during the following times. 

  Morning Afternoon
Monday 5.30am to 9.30am 3.30pm to 9.30pm
Tuesday 5.30am to 9.30am 3.30pm to 9pm
Wednesday 5.30am to 9.30am 3.30pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 5.30am to 7.30am 3.30pm to 9pm
Friday 5.30am to 9.30am 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Saturday Check the facility status page(external link) for upcoming events and inflatable session times.
Sunday Check the facility status page(external link) for upcoming events and inflatable session times.

Aqua classes

Please see the group fitness and aqua timetable below.

Have a look at our group fitness and aqua classes. The timetable below shows the full schedule available. 


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