Tauranga Pools

Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Baywave is one of the Bay of Plenty’s top regional attractions and is the Bay’s largest swimming pool complex.

Baywave features the biggest wave pool in New Zealand and an epic hydroslide. It draws in 300,000 visitors every year!

The swimming pool complex houses a 25 metre lap pool, a leisure pool (with waves), childrens pools and spas. It also boasts a new Aqua Play Station which has three water slides, water guns, a tipping water bucket and lots of water fountains for hours of enjoyment. It’s perfect for ages 3-12 years and is free with entry.

Visitors can enjoy delicious food and drink from the Poolside Café or even pick up new swimwear from the onsite merchandise store. Find everything you need for a fantastic day out at Baywave!

Pool Facilities

  • 25m lap pool 

  • Leisure pool with a wave machine

  • Spa pool

  • Sauna

  • Hydroslide

  • Aqua Aerobics classes

  • Aqua Play Station

Pool Temps

Lap 27.3°C
Leisure 32.3°C
Learners 32°C
Splash 32.2°C
Spa 38.2°C


Click here for Baywave admission and membership pricing.

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What's On

What's On

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Pool Rules

Pool Rules

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Lane Availability

Lane Availability

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Poolside Café & Shop

The friendly team at Poolside Café are ready to serve you exquisite salads, smoothies, sandwiches, scones/muffins and sweet treats from their cabinet – all made fresh daily by Bay Catering.

At Baywave you can have a swim, grab a bite to eat and shop for the latest and greatest swimwear and gear - all in one fantastic location!

Café Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Please note: Hours may vary due to events

Swim Shop Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 6.00am – 8:45pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 7.00am – 6.45pm

Facility Operating Hours

Monday to Friday: 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Weekends, Public & School Holidays: 10.15am - 4.45pm

Wave Pool:
Weekends, Public & School Holidays: 11.00am - 5.00pm
Runs every 30 mins for approx. 10 mins

Aqua Play Station:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 10.00pm & 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Weekends, Public & School Holidays: 9.00am - 6.00pm

Clubfit Gym (membership only):
Monday to Friday: 5.30am – 8.45pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 7.00am - 5.00pm

Birthday Parties at Baywave

Birthday Parties at Baywave

At Baywave we offer facilitated and non-facilitated birthday party options to suit every group.

Facilitated parties will delight your young pirate adventurers, princesses and superhero enthusiasts, while non-facilitated birthday parties give you all the perks of our facilities and the freedom to make it your own!

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Click here for Non-facilitated party information

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See below for our General Admission, TECT Card Holder and Aquatic Membership pricing.

General Admission

Adult 16+ Senior 65+ Child 5-15 Child 2-4 Family*
Swim Only $8.10 $5.40 $5.40 $2.30 $21.80
Swim 10 Visits $72.90 $48.60 $48.60
Hydroslide $5.60 $5.60 $5.60 (6yrs+)
Spectator $1.50 $1.50
Spa, Steam & Sauna** $5.10 $5.10
Spa Only $8.40 $6.30
Aqua Aerobics Casual $9.00 $9.00
Aqua Aerobics 10 Visits $81.00 $81.00

Children under 2yrs free with adult entry
*Family is 2 Adults/2 Children or 1 Adult/3 Children
**Additional charge to general admission price

TECT Card Holder Prices

Adult 16+ Senior 65+ Child 5-15 Family*
Swim Only $6.50 $4.30 $4.30 $17.40
Swim 10 Visits $58.50 $38.40 $38.40

*Family is 2 Adults/2 Children or 1 Adult/3 Children

Aquatic Memberships

General Membership: Unlimited general entry during opening hours.
Gold membership: Unlimited general entry during opening hours and unlimited Aqua Aerobics classes. 

ADULT 16+ CHILD 3-15
General Membership Upfront $433.10 $433.10
General Membership Monthly $36.10 $36.10
Gold Membership Upfront $607.50
Gold Membership Monthly $50.60

Aqua Fitness Timetable

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Baywave Swimlane Availability

See below for lane availability at Baywave.

Two lanes will always be available for public swimming unless there is an exclusive event (click here to find a list of upcoming exclusive bookings).

Baywave TECT Aquatic

Corner Girven Road & Gloucester Rd
Bayfair, Mount Maunganui, 3116
07 577 8550

Opening Hours

Aquatic Centre
Monday to Friday: 6.00am – 8:45pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 7.00am – 6.45pm

Clubfit Gym
Monday to Friday: 5.30am – 8.45pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 7.00am - 5.00pm

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