AC Baths

AC Baths is an all-weather, family-friendly 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, an indoor learn to swim pool, two hydroslides, a 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.

​O​​​pening hours

Open daily, 6am to 9pm (Closed Christmas Day).

​Contac​t us

26 AC Baths Avenue, Taupo, 3330
Phone: 07 376 0350, ext 2.
E-mail: ​

Entry fees and bookings 

Casual entry ​Price
​Adult (pool and sauna, aged 18 years +)​$8.00
​Senior (60+) /Student (16-17) ​$5.00
​Child (six years and over) *​$4.00
​Child (five years and under, includes one non-paying adult actively supervising in the water) *$4.00
Free for local ​Taupo district children with proof of address.​
​Family Pass **​$20.00
​Private thermal pool (30 minutes, minimum two people aged 18 years +)$10.00​
​Hydroslides (unlimited rides)$5.00​

* All children aged eight and under must be directly supervised by an adult older than 16 years of age at all times.
** A Family Pass can consist of two adults and three children or one adult and four children only. Not valid for access to private hot pools or hydroslides.

A 10 per cent discount on pool entry fees only, is available for school groups​ or clubs of 10 or more. Bookings are essential. 

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


We offer a variety of memberships options at the AC Baths, Fitness Studio and Rock Climbing Wall with both upfront (cre​dit card, eft-pos, cheque, cash) and direct debit payments currently available. No joining fee is required for any memberships.

Find out more about membership options and prices here.


The complex includes a wide variety of pool spaces for all abilities and ages.  Lane swimming is av​a​ilable 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. Open 6am to 8.45pm.

Indoor learners pools – ideal for pre-schoolers to take their first
lessons in. Available for hire outside of swimming lessons.

Outdoor 25 metre pool - training pool with lane swimming. Great for kayak rolling practice. Open 6am to 8.45pm.

Indoor 25 metre pool – eight lane competition pool, two metres deep with lane swimming. Open 6am to 8.30pm.

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

Sauna – relax and de-stress in our saunas. Strictly 18 years + only. Open 6am to 8.30pm.

Private thermal pools – four private pools available. Open 6am to 7.30pm (last entry at 7pm).

Café – café with outdoor seating area so you can sit and relax with a coffee. Open 9am to 5pm.
Outdoor eating area with BBQ’s
– bring along your own food and utensils for a picnic or hire a BBQ for the day.

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 and a minimum of two people​).

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.

For more information on classes visit our Swim School webpage.

Aqua fitness classes

Aqua 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 Blast/Strike – A mix of aerobic intervals and active recovery for a great cardio and calorie burning workout in the deep pool. This moderate to high intensity class also focuses on strength building. ​

Aqua Fix – Feel the music while working out with a variety of equipment to provide added resistance.

Aqua Dynamic – A warm water workout focusing on dynamic stretching, balance, mobility, improved flexibility, and increasing cardio fitness. Warm water allows movements that might otherwise be limited by pain or injury. Great workout for post-operation recovery, or pre-operation prep.

Aqua Move It - Medium to high intensity deep water cardio workout. A variation of exercises and equipment used to get the body moving and the heart rate pumping. Lose weight, tone the body and increase mobility without the high impact on your joints. 

Outside Aqua Noodle – Upbeat warm water workout using Noodles to shape and tone your entire body.

Indoor Aqua Noodle – Upbeat deep water work out using noodles to shape and tone with high cardio component. 

Aqua Intense – A ‘Bootcamp’ in deep water. High intensity, deep water, circuit training which involves a wide range of exercises to get the heart rate going, as well as toning and strengthening the body. A fun and energetic session that would suit all ages. 

Aquaboard Fit– Improve core stability, strength, balance and coordination on a floating aqua board. A medium to high intensity 35-minute class that suits all fitness levels. Classes are held at 6.15pm on Tuesday and 12.15pm on Thursday. Please note attendance at Aquaboard Fit is free for Aqua members or $4 a class for AC Baths members or $10 for others. 
Bookings essential - please contact reception to enquire.

Please note the six-week Aquaboard block courses are no longer offered.

Check out the Aqua Fitness Timetable​​ here.

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 ext.2 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. Regular lockers are $2 for up to 3 hours, and large lockers are $4 for up to 3 hours​​.



Page reviewed: 02 Jul 2018 11:00am