Taiora QEII Recreation and Sport Centre

Taiora QEII

Location and opening hours

  Monday to Thursday Friday Weekends and public holidays
Fitness centre 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 8pm 7am to 8pm
Indoor pools 5.30am to 9.30pm 5.30am to 9.30pm 7am to 8pm
Leisure pool 8am to 8pm 8am to 8pm 7am to 8pm
  Monday to Wednesday Thursday and Friday Saturday Sunday and public holidays
Hydroslide 3.30pm to 6pm 3.30pm to 8pm 12noon to 8pm 12noon to 6pm

Visit us 

193 Travis Road, New Brighton, Christchurch

Getting there

Contact us

Phone: (03) 941 6888
Email: recandsport@ccc.govt.nz(external link)

Memberships and fees

Head to our membership and fees page to find out how to join Taiora QEII.


  • 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
  • 8x8 metre toddler pool
  • 19x6.5 metre hydrotherapy pool.

All pools have ramped access.

Pool availability

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


Gym, fitness centre and facilities

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 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.


  • Café
  • Sport shop: fitness and swim gear
  • Pioke (Sand Shark): large meeting room
  • Taiwhatiwhati (Tuatua): small meeting room
  • Birthday party room.

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

Group fitness and short courses

Have a look at our group fitness and aqua classes. The timetable below shows the full schedule available.

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