AC Baths

 AC Baths is an all-weather, family friendly, thermally heated pool complex that provides hours of entertainment for visitors and the community. The state of the art facilities include a large outdoor leisure pool with two toddler areas, two 25-metre lane pools, indoor learn to swim pool, two hydroslides, tarzan swing, four private thermal mineral pools, a sauna and a café. All the pools are thermally heated using natural hot water promising a relaxing and enjoyable day out for the whole family.

Open Daily, 6am to 9pm (Closed Christmas Day, December 25).
Hydroslides open 10.30am to 7.30pm on weekends and holidays, and 3.30pm to 7.30pm on school days.
26 AC Baths Avenue, Taupo. Ph. 07 376 0350 

Entry Fees, memberships and bookings 

​Casual Entry Fees
​Adult (pool & sauna) 18 years +​$7.00
​Senior (60+) /Student (16-17) ​$4.00
​Child (up to 15 years) *​$3.00
​Family Pass​$18.00
​Hydro slides (unlimited rides)$5.00​

*Children under five must be accompanied by an adult in the pool at all times.

For more information on fees and memberships click here

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 a pool booking form (including terms and conditions) click here.

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.

Pool Layout

The complex includes a wide variety of pool spaces for all abilities and ages.  Lane swimming is available in the indoor and outdoor 25 metre pools.  View the lane availability here.

Large outdoor leisure pool - includes a bombing zone, tarzan swing, small slide and two toddler pools.

Indoor learners pools – ideal for pre-schoolers to take their first
lessons in.

Outdoor 25 metre pool - training pool with lane swimming. Great for kayak rolling practice.

Indoor 25 metre pool – eight lane competition pool, two metres deep with lane swimming.

Hydro-slides – two large enclosed hydroslides; the Castle slide and the Shark slide. Open 10.30am-7.30pm on weekends/holidays and 3.30pm-7.30pm on school days.

Sauna – relax and distress in our saunas. Strictly over 18s only.

Private thermal pools – four private pools available.

Café – café with outdoor seating area so you can sit and relax with a coffee.
Outdoor eating area with BBQ’s
– bring along your own food for a picnic or hire a BBQ for the day.

For the Kids

AC Baths is the perfect place to bring the kids whatever the weather! There is plenty to keep little ones of all ages occupied.

Thermal Mineral Pools

Relax in one of our four private thermal mineral pools. 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 thermal mineral pools are available to hire for 30 minutes at $10 each per person (strictly over 18s only).

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. Classes are for 25 minutes – 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. Classes are for 25 minutes – 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. Classes are for 25 minutes – 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.

Our school term classes run for eight to 10 weeks and full payment is required at time of enrolment. To register for lessons call 07 376 0350 Ext 7899 or pop into reception. We provide free assessments by appointment for new enrolments.

Aqua fitness classes

Aqua Lite – This is a shallow water class designed for the more mature client (60+), injury rehabilitation or pregnancy. Increases general mobility and flexibility as well as cardiovascular fitness.

Aqua Blast – This workout enhances co-ordination, cardiovascular fitness, general fitness and muscle toning. This shallow water class is ideal for beginners through to advanced.

Aqua Jam Lite/Aqua Jam – Dance fitness class held in the shallow water. Tones and sculpts the body using interval training and the added resistance of water.

Aqua Fit – A deep water class held in the dive lap pool with aqua belts on. Aqua Fit is a great cross training alternative using a variety of methods from interval training to circuits.

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

Aquarobix – Upbeat deep water workout to music

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, hydroslides 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.

For more information contact the team on 07 376 0350 or 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, $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: 16 Feb 2015 8:54am