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Swimming pools

There are two main recreational, community swimming pools in the Buller District – in Westport and Reefton.


The Buller Electricity Aquatic Centre is located at the Pulse Energy Recreation Centre on the corner Domett & Pakington streets, in Westport

The pride of the Buller district, it offers an 8-lane 25 metre lap pool, hydrotherapy pool with ramp and a leisure/toddler’s pool

Hydrotherapy pool

If you are recuperating from an injury, need to rehabilitate or just want to relax in warmer water, this pool is perfect. Water exercise is ideal for stressed muscles, post op or gentle exercise.

Bring a friend, enjoy the music and swim/walk your way to better health in a vibrant atmosphere. Water temp sits around 31.5 degrees. Easy ramp access.

Eight-lane lap pool

The 25 metre pool is great for those wanting to walk, kick or swim their way to fitness. This pool is structured to cater for lap swimming with two lanes available most days during group or private hire times. Aqua-belts, noodles available on request, flippers hired for a small fee.

Qualified and experienced lifeguards are on duty.

Opening hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 6.00am – 7.45pm
  • Saturday / Sunday / Public Holidays: 8.00am – 4.45pm

Phone: 03 789 8316

The Pulse Energy Recreation Centre is operated by Buller Holdings for Buller District Council.


The Reefton Swimming Pool has a newly redeveloped four-lane lap pool, as well as a toddler pool.

As well as the 30-metre-long indoor heated pool for swimming, aqua aerobics and lessons, the facility also features a toddler pool suitable for children up to 8 years old, changing rooms with showers, and a swim shop.

The pool is located on The Strand behind Broadway and is seasonal generally running from October – May. You can keep up-to-date on what’s happening at the pool on its Facebook page.

The 2022/2023 season for Reefton Swimming Pool runs from Saturday 1 October 2022

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Friday
    • 7am-9am (lanes) 
    • 3pm- 6pm (public)*
    • 2pm-6pm school holidays)
      *Lane ropes can go in from 5pm

  • Saturday & Sunday
    • 10am - 12pm (lanes) 
    • 2pm - 5pm (public)

For Aqua Aerobics and Swimming Lessons, Contact Hayley on 0274 295 399 or email: 


  • Child = $2.00 or x 12 Swims $20.00
  • Parent & Under 8 = $3.00 or x 12 Swims $30.00
  • Adult = $3.50 or x 12 Swims $35.00
  • Those aged 60+ = $2.50 or x 12 Swims $25.00
  • Family = $8.50 or x 12 Swims $85.00 (family consists of 2 adults and 2 children)

Note: There is no Eftpos facility at the Reefton Pool.

All children under 8 must be actively supervised by a caregiver aged 16+ at all times.

Qualified and experienced lifeguards are on duty. Only those that are competent and confident may play in the deep water – this is the lifeguard’s decision.

The Reefton Pool is managed by Pulse Energy Recreation Centre is operated by Buller Holdings for Buller District Council.

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