Public pools around Auckland offer a range of options for swimmers keen to cool off of the best swimming pools.
Onehunga War Memorial Pool
Opposite Jellicoe Park, off Quadrant Rd, Onehunga
Ph 0508 6634 8642
These outdoor pools offer waterslides, diving boards, children's water toys and barbecues on the grassy area. Head indoors to a grown ups-only sauna, spa and steam room to relax post-swim.
Lagoon Leisure and Fitness Centre
Lagoon Dr, Panmure
Ph (09) 570 9061
Here you'll find outdoor pools, a hydroslide, diving boards, and an adventure playground - all kid magnets in the summer. The outdoor area and gardens, complete with with barbecues and shaded picnic tables, are great for families and functions.
Pt Erin Pools
Shelley Beach Rd, Herne Bay
Ph (09) 376 6863
A real city favourite with amazing views of the harbour and bridge, shady trees, and plenty of grassy spots for picnics, Pt Erin is loved by many generations of Aucklanders - a diving well, spa pool, sauna, basketball and volleyball court make this a place you can stay all day.
Judges Bay Rd, Parnell
(09) 373 3561
Parnell's 60m saltwater pool is a real treat in Auckland.
There are also hot pools, loungers and a grassy picnic area with views of the harbour and Rangitoto. If you're lucky, you might catch the synchronised swimmers in action, too.
Totara Park Pool
Wairere Rd, Manurewa
Ph (09) 267 7497
Plonked right next to one of the city's biggest urban bush parks, Totara Park Pool boasts an idyllic environment. With a lap/leisure pool and a toddlers' pool, the complex is popular with community and school parties.