Welcome to Tepid Baths

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Be a part of a history that began in 1914 with the original opening of the Tepid Baths. Back then the pools were filled with sea water used to cool the machinery at the Auckland Electric Tramways powerhouse. The heated water was then pumped to the Tepid Baths. Today the baths are gas heated to 27°C and are filled with fresh water.

In 2010, the Auckland City Council closed the facility and began the $15.8 million repair and redevelopment - the closure was mourned by the many regular Tepid Bath users. The reopening in June 2012 has brought patrons back through the new glass doors in their droves and the feedback has been 100% positive.

The Tepid Baths reopened with the bigger, stunning 7 lane, 25m lap pool heated to 27°C. A smaller, 15m, and warmer (32°C) learner's pool with graduated depth is available for play and swim lessons from the smallest of babies (6 months) through to adults. Also onsite is a large spa pool heated to 39°C, a premium sauna and a steam room. The pool caters for all types of swimming from casual public access through the spectrum to elite squad swimming.


Regardless of age or ability, you and your family are encouraged to learn to swim at the Tepid Baths. Everyone is welcome in our specially catered swim classes that range to meet individual abilities. Professional instructors will take you through a step-by-step programme that will give you skills and confidence to enjoy the water.

The stand alone gym is equipped with cutting edge cardio, and weight equipment. With the ability to watch Sky TV on the cardio machines, you can work out while keeping abreast of your favourite programs.

  • Tepid Baths swim school caters for all levels of swimmers from specialised baby programmes, pre-schoolers and school-aged children. Find out more

  • The Tepid Baths includes a 25 metre pool for lane swimming and a 15 metre learners pool with graduated depth, both for casual swimming and recreation. Spa and sauna facilities are also available as well as a steam room. Find out more

  • The fitness centre has been completely revamped and offers an amazing workout space above the training pool. From its high roof to its glass floor and climate controlled temperature, it offers a brand new experience for inner city fitness. Find out more

  • Have a look at Tepid Baths' affordable memberships and pricing options to suit you and your lifestyle. Find out more

  • The Tepid Baths was originally built in 1914, and contained two separate pools: a "male" (25m, 6 lanes) and "female" (18m, 4 lanes). Find out more

  • Come and meet the friendly faces that will greet you in reception, the watchful eyes and friendly faces at poolside, the knowledge people and helpful hands. Find out more

We welcome everyone regardless of ability. Our aim is to improve accessibility to our facilities and provide active leisure opportunities for all people. At the Tepid Baths we have accessibility via hoist and ramps to the pools, and lift access to the gym.


Aquatic centre

Monday - Friday: 5.30am - 9.00pm
Weekends: 7.00am - 7.00pm
Public holidays: 10.00am - 6.00pm (some exceptions apply)

Fitness centre

Monday - Friday: 5.30am - 9.00pm
Weekends: 7.00am - 3.00pm
Public holidays: 10.00am - 5.00pm (some exceptions apply)

Contact us

100 Customs Street West, Auckland City, Auckland
Phone: (09) 379 4745