Kia Kaha, Kia Ora | Be Active, Be Well


Wairoa Community Centre

The Wairoa Community Centre is a $4 million wet and dry facility, incorporating a heated indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, function rooms and gymnasium / stadium, equipped with bench seating and a high ropes confidence course.

The Centre is owned by the Wairoa District Council, and Sport Hawke's Bay currently owns the lease to operate the facility, utilising it as a facility in its own right and as the base for all Sport Hawke's Bay operations in Wairoa.

Swimming Pool

The 25m indoor pool is home to a variety of programmes for the Wairoa community including Learn To Swim programmes, Aqua Aerobics, Dive Training, Swimming Sports, Club Swimming, rehabilitation training and lane swimming.  Under construction at present is a purpose built learn to swim pool.

Fitness Centre

The Fitness Centre incorporates cardio machines, weight training and aerobic classes.  It's used by members of the public as their local gym.

Function Room

The AFFCO Function Room is a multi-purpose room which can be easily set up for meetings or conferences, auctions or anything else which requires an enclosed room.  A kitchenette is situated off the Function Room, allowing easy catering access.


The Gymnasium is a multi-purpose venue that can be used for sporting and non-sporting events alike.  From basketball games to the New Zealand Symphony Opera,  holiday programmes to Careers Expos, there is a raft of possibilities for the use of this area. 

High Ropes Course

Reputed to be the highest indoor ropes course in New Zealand and a fantastic team building or confidence inspiring exercise.  The course has 1-person and 2-person obstacles, culminating in the "Big Swing", allowing particpants to swing from the rafters!  For more information on the High Ropes Course, please contact the Wairoa Community Centre staff.

Learn to Swim Pool

Opened in December 2015 the Learn to Swim pool is home to The Centre Learn to Swim Programme, rehabilitation sessions and for our disabled community to relax and enjoy a safe warm space. The pool is also available for under 8 year olds with their caregiver/s to have fun building up their confidence in the aquatic environment.