Outdoor pools & aquatic centres around the North Shore


With the warm weather here, you might be looking for a local pool around Sydney’s North Shore for a swim or splash. Whether you’re looking to do some laps for exercise or a splash in the shallows with your toddler, there are plenty of fabulous Aquatic Centres with outdoor areas to visit. To help you choose where to go, we’ve put together a list of the North Shore outdoor pools & aquatic centres.

Whether you’re on the hunt for an outdoor splash during Summer, or an indoor pool to see you through the cooler months, we have plenty of options right here on the North Shore! Use the quicklinks below and plan your trip.

Pools & Aquatic Centres on Sydney’s North Shore

      1. Willoughby Leisure Centre

      Willoughby Leisure Centre

      Time for a snack at Willoughby Leisure Centre

      The Willoughby Leisure Centre features an eight-lane, 25-metre indoor heated swimming pool that is never below 28 degrees. The pool is used for lap lane swimming, squads, aqua classes, swimming lessons as well as kid’s wet and wild activities including the giant inflatable obstacle course. The pool is wheelchair accessible. The pool hall also includes a 1.1 metre deep slide pool used for swimming lessons and recovery sessions, toddler pool ideal for small kids and babies and a turbo pool equipped with benches and air bubbles. Find out more from Emma’s review.

      2. Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre

      Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre

      There are a number of facilities available in the aquatic area. Whether you are wanting to lap-swim for fitness, cool down on a hot day or bring the kids in for some fun, there is a pool suitable for your needs. There is a 25m heated indoor pool, 50m outdoor pool, heated indoor leisure pool ideal for family fun and recreation, warm water program pool, cafe and free timed parking.

      3. Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre, West Pymble

      Kuringai Aquatic Centre

      The outdoor heated 50m pool at Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre

      Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre in West Pymble features a 25m heated indoor pool, 50m outdoor pool, heated indoor leisure pool, indoor and outdoor shaded toddlers pool, fun water play splash deck, cafe and free parking!

      • Phone: 9499 2005
      • Address: Prince of Wales Drive, West Pymble
      • Website: YMCA NSW

      4. Hornsby Aquatic & Leisure Centre

      The outdoor 50m pool at Hornsby Aquatic & Leisure Centre

      The outdoor 50m pool at Hornsby Aquatic & Leisure Centre

      The Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre (Hornsby Pool) is a state-of-the-art facility with a heated eight-lane, 50-metre outdoor pool for lap swimming and water polo and a heated, ten-metre by 25-metre indoor pool for learn-to-swim activities. There’s also a heated leisure pool that kids can walk into, with plenty of fun water features, including an enclosed water slide.

      5. Warringah Aquatic Centre

      Outdoor play area at Warringah Aquatic Centre

      The Warringah Aquatic Centre has a 25 metre lap pool and a toddler wading pool. There is also a playground, barbecue, picnic tables and plenty of grassy open space for families.

      • Phone: 9451 8000
      • Address: Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest
      • Website: Warringah Council

      6. Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Swim Centre

      Manly Pool

      The aquatic centre features lots of facilities such as a 50 metre heated outdoor pool, 25-metre heated outdoor pool, shade covered baby and heated toddler pool, 25-metre indoor heated pool with ramp entry, a children’s Water Play and Leisure Pool, spa, steam and sauna room, a Wellness Centre with state of the art fitness equipment, crèche, cafe and locker hire.

      7. North Sydney Olympic Pool

      North Sydney Olympic Pool

      The spectacular backdrop of the North Sydney Olympic Pool

      North Sydney Olympic Pool closed in February 2021 for a two-year redevelopment and will reopen once work is complete.

      Pools & Aquatic Centres further afield

      Looking for pools & aquatic centres just beyond Sydney’s North Shore? Here are a few more options that are well-worth the drive.

              8. Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre

              The Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre features a 50m indoor Olympic pool, 25m indoor pool, 40m wave pool, children’s wading pool, Bubble whirl pools, Rapid River and 56m giant water slide.

              • Phone: 8878 5111
              • Address: 504 Victoria Road, Ryde
              • Website: City of Ryde

              9. Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

              Water playground at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

              Water playground at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

              Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre is indoor and heated to a comfortable 26 degrees all year round. The Aquatic Centre’s water wonderland includes five spas, sauna and steam room, river rapid ride, spray jets, spurting volcanos, water slide and bubble beach, surrounded by lush palm trees and colourful mosaics plus a huge indoor water playground.

              Note: The competition pool is open however, all other pools remain closed until early February 2022 due to the Major Capital Works happening at the Aquatic Centre. 

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