Taiora QEII Recreation and Sport Centre

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 update for Taiora QEII - online bookings now essential

Taiora QEII’s pools, fitness centre and group fitness programmes are now open. 

Online bookings are now essential for our pools, fitness centres and group fitness classes, to help manage numbers and avoid waiting times. You can book up to seven days ahead, with easy cancellation via your email notification.

The spa pools, saunas, steam rooms and showers are not available. Please bring your own towel, goggles, drink bottle and mat for group fitness classes.

Payments are going cashless - you can use your EFTPOS card and payWave to pay at our centres.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Taiora QEII Recreation and Sport Centre

Become a Recreation and Sport Centre member


Address: 193 Travis Road, New Brighton, Christchurch

Phone: 03 941 6888

Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz


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


Opening hours

Taiora QEII is open. The lazy river and wet playground is closed. 

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 9.30pm 7am to 8pm
Indoor pools 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 9.30pm 7am to 8pm
Leisure pool 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 9.30pm 7am to 8pm

Hydroslide hours

  Monday to Wednesday Thursday and Friday Saturday Sunday and public holidays





Gym and fitness centre

Gym facilities

  • Treadmills
  • Bike machines
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

Pool status and availability

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

Taiora QEII Hydro Pool

Aqua Gentle classes are held in this pool every Tuesday and Friday from 10.40am to 11.25am and therefore unavailable for general public use. All customers are welcome to attend the classes. 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 Jellie ParkGraham CondonPioneer or Taiora: QEII. For general enquiries, please call 03 377 7690 or email swimsmart@ccc.govt.nz


  • Café
  • Sport shop: fitness and swim gear
  • Pioke (Sand Shark): large meeting room
  • Taiwhatiwhati (Tuatua): small meeting room
  • Birthday party room: This room has no kitchen facilities to make tea and coffee but there is a café on site


For enquiries about availability and to make a booking:

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

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