Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre
Phone: 9789 9302
Summer: 1st Sept – 30th April: Monday–Friday 6am–8pm; Saturday, Sunday & public holidays 7.30am –5pm.
Winter: 1st May – 31 August: Monday–Friday 6am–8pm; Saturday, Sunday & public holidays 7.30am – 2.30pm.
Open all year except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday. Under fives free.
Indoor pools: 25 metre leisure and teaching pool, shallow wading pool for under fives only, adults-only spa and sauna.
Outdoor pools: 50 metre heated pool with leisure area
Roselands is a long established pool complex set within spacious lawns. The outdoor 50 metre pool has a large shallow area for playing (0.75 metre) and has curved edges around the 50m lap swimming lanes, interesting and very attractive.
The 25 metre teaching pool can be very busy with lessons, especially at 3.30–6.30pm.
Cafe: Kiosk open in summer
Shade: Shadecloth over outdoor children’s pool and tables and chairs in shade beside it. Some shade beside 50 metre pool.
Swim school: From six months
Sports shop: Some equipment for sale at kiosk
Membership available: Yes, joint with Canterbury Leisure Centre
Mum’s report: In winter the indoor pools can get very hectic. There are no special children’s leisure facilities indoors so this is not the best centre in winter—great for lessons, though.
Extra: Slap bang beside Roselands Shopping Centre so a great place to cool off if the kids have reached boiling point in the shops
Parking: Car park at pool
Bus stop nearby: Yes