AC Baths


Open daily, 6am - 9pm (excluding Christmas Day) – Ph 07 376 0350

AC Baths is an ideal place to visit in any weather. We have thermally heated warm public pools as well as private thermal mineral pools with natural hot  water – pure bliss!

Located just four minutes from the Taupo town centre, there is something the whole family can enjoy. The complex has two large enclosed 60m hydro slides, a tarzan swing and bombing zone for the kids as well as inflatable pool toys available at weekends and holidays.

AC Baths is a POOL SAFE facility and we have rules and policies in place to keep our customers safe.

Entry fees, memberships and bookings
Pool layout
Swim school
Aqua fitness classes
Packages - schools and corporate
AC Baths awards

Entry fees, memberships and bookings


View our price list in the Fees and Charges document.

10 per cent discount is available for school groups or clubs of 10 or more. Bookings are essential for large groups of 30 or more. For more details including terms and conditions see our pool booking form.

Casual concession cards are available for adults, students, seniors and children in books of 10 passes. We also offer a range of combo memberships for the pools that include the Fitness Studio. Three, six or 12 month memberships are available with direct debit payment options. Memberships are not transferable.

View the swimming pool lane availability.

Pool layout


AC Baths features a large leisure swimming pool. The temperature range is 34-36 degrees and the depth from 0.9m to 1.6m in depth at various areas.  The outdoor section of the leisure pool features a bombing zone, tarzan swing and inflatables at the weekend and holidays.

There is a safe and friendly learn-to-swim-pool ideal for teaching toddler’s and children water confidence and basic swimming skills. Temperature ranges from 33-34 degrees and is 0.9m in depth.

Our outdoor 25m training pool is ideal for training, water walking, aerobic classes, swim and kayak instruction. Temperature ranges from 28-29 degrees and is 1.2m in depth and has six lanes.

The indoor 25m competition pool is a national standard short course pool which is reputed as being a fast pool. Temperature is set at 29 degrees and is a 2m deep and has eight lanes. This pool is ideal for aqua jogging, water safety sessions, swim meets and squad training. Bleacher seating hold 400 spectators.

We have generous sized changing rooms as well as smaller family rooms. A disability changing room is available and an access ramp into the leisure pool. There is also a sauna room (for use by adults 18 years and over).

Thermal Mineral Pools


Relax in one of our four private thermal mineral pools that are available for hire for 30 minutes at $10 each per person. Suitable for adults 18 years and over. The hot pools are ideal for sporting groups after training, a warm up after a day on the mountain, to thaw out those weary bones after an event or simply to unwind and relax. The temperatures range from 38 to 42 degrees in this natural thermal water that has been filtered.

Hydro Slides


For the more adventurous we have two hydro slides to enjoy. Our Castle Slide is moderate and the Shark Slide is more extreme. The hydro slides are suitable for 2 years+ (2-4 years must slide with an adult and 5 years+ must slide on their own). There is an additional charge on the pool entry to use the hydro slides.


Swim School


AC Baths Swim School has swimming classes to suit everyone. Our instructors are Swimming NZ certified and they teach the ideal balance of swimming skills and water confidence in a safe and friendly environment. Class sizes are small to ensure you/or your child receives quality tuition.

Parents and Babies – we provide a bright and happy environment promoting interaction between baby, parent and instructor. The aim of the class is water familiarization through songs, games, activities and plenty of encouragement. 25 minute classes – eight babies per class with parent in water with baby.

Pre School (3-5 years) – These classes develop water confidence, safety and co-ordination. Through games and activities, children are introduced to floating, kicking, submerging, control breathing and basic swimming strokes. 25 minute classes – four students per class

School Age (5+ years) – Children of all abilities are catered for: beginners, stroke improvement and advanced. Our comprehensive swim program develops a wide range of skills to ensure children are competent in all strokes, water safety and survival. 25 minute classes – six students per class

Adult Classes (all levels) – it is never too late to learn! We conduct friendly and relaxed classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Learn to swim classes feature the development of water confidence, safety skills and basic strokes. Intermediate to advanced classes include stroke correction, breathing techniques, improved fitness and speed.

Squads (all ages) – is offered to those children and youth involved in competitive aquatic sport or who are simply interested in keeping fit and healthy. Sessions concentrate on stroke development and refinement as well as building strength, stamina and speed.

Special Needs – qualified and experienced instructors cater for most adults and children with disabilities, from beginners to those wishing to join a squad.

Private Lessons – for those needing individual attention, private classes can be arranged by appointment.

Intensive Holiday Swim Lessons – these are conducted during the school holidays for children. They are ideal for improving swimming skills fast and effectively.

How to enrol – our school term classes run for 8-10 weeks and full payment is required at time of enrolment. To register for lessons - 07 376 0350 Ext 7899. We provide free assessments by appointment for new enrolments.

Aqua fitness classes

Aqua jogging

A form of low-impact exercise, both as a means of injury rehabilitation and fitness training. A great deep water workout using a floatation belt to suspend you at shoulder level. This class is free for members or $3 per class per person plus pool entry for non members. Sessions are with friendly qualified instructors and proudly supported by lake Taupo district sports advisory council and Taupo hospital and health society inc.

Aqua stretch

A gentle chest deep warm water workout that focuses on flexibility, core stability and joint mobility. Located in the outdoor leisure pool (34-36 degrees) the warm water supports joints, knees, hips and permits movement that might otherwise be limited by balance, pain or injury.

Aqua Fitness Timetable

Packages – schools and corporate

We can arrange a fun day to suit your school, sporting, scout or corporate group. Various packages are available including inflatable pool toys, hydro slides and supervised activities. Sessions can be tailored to suit all ages, abilities, group and sizes.

Activities may include team building games, stadium sport games (netball, indoor soccer, basketball, badminton, and volleyball), indoor rock climbing, water safety, swim lessons and leisure time at the pools.

Download the Pool Booking form


We have a large range of swimming accessories for sale including swimwear, swim caps, fins, goggles, ear plugs, swim buoys, aqua belts and nutrition products. Towels, swimwear and bbq’s are available for hire. 

A range of security lockers are available for hire to keep your gear and valuables safe. Hire is $1 for one hour and $2 for two hours and $3 for three hours.

AC Baths awards

The AC Baths received two top awards in 2013
  •  The Outstanding Swim School of the Year award for under 1,000 people in their learn-to-swim programme awarded by the New Zealand Swim Coaches and Teachers Association.
  • The Swimming New Zealand State Insurance Quality Swim School of the Year award.


Page reviewed: 08 Jul 2014 8:59am