- Pioneer main (lane) pool will be closed from 9am - 9.30pm on Wednesday the 8th of April to allow for replacement of the main pool pump.
- Want to know the best time to train at the fitness centre or use the pool? See the latest fitness usage data by clicking here or view the permanent main pool bookings here
For more details & further updates please see the Recreation & Sport Notices page.
Pioneer offers a wide variety of facilities:
For more detailed information on the above facilites, please see the sport & recreation facilites page.
Our range of recreation programmes and fitness classes is suitable for both casual visitors and members for a fun active way to get healthy. Check out our weekly group fitness timetable. Our popular pre-schoolers class 'Tumbletimes', runs regularly during Term time, see the Recreation programmes page for more information on this casual fun pre-school gym class.
Please see our fees and charges page for costs on casual admission prices. Our memberships are great value for regular users.
Swimsmart aquatic programmes including learn to swim classes are also held at Pioneer and cater for a full range of ages and levels of ability.
For latest information and updates please see our notices.
At Pioneer we provide other services including the Pioneer Early Learning Centre, Southern Centre multi sensory experience, Plunge Café, Physio South, Canterbury Volleyball, stadium court hire and meeting room hire.
- Monday - Friday, 5:30am - 9:30pm
- Weekends and public holidays, 7am - 8pm
- ANZAC day, 1pm - 8pm
- Monday - Thursday, 5:30am - 9:30pm
- Fridays 5:30am - 8pm
- Weekends and public holidays, 7am - 7pm
- ANZAC day, 1pm - 7pm
We are open 364 days of the year, and only closed on Christmas day, 25th December.
Want to know the best time to come and train and the fitness centre? See the latest Usage Data by clicking here.
The Southern Centre Sensory Room is located on the first floor at Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre.
The Southern Centre uses innovative lighting and sound technology with allows participants to explore and create at the touch of a switch. It is a unique facility with the ability to cater for the needs of the individual and empowers the particpant/s to choose their own environment, make changes and control their leisure time.
For Southern Centre opening hours and further information please see the website: www.southerncentre.com
Directions and Virtual Tour
Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre is located at 75 Lyttelton Street, Somerfield, next to Centennial Park.
Click here to view the virtual tour of Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre
The Orbiter Bus stops right outside, on Lyttelton street.
There are 256 parking spaces available (including disability and 10 minute).
Cycle stands are available right outside the entrance.
75 Lyttelton Street, Somerfield
PO Box 73033
Phone: (03) 941 6888
Swimsmart Phone: (03) 377 7690
Swimsmart email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (03) 941 7029