Central Otago Swim Centres
- Children under five years old must be within arms reach and under constant supervision by a responsible caregiver over the age of 16 years in the pool at all times.
- Children under the age of 8 must be actively supervised by a responsible caregiver over the age of 16 years who is to be within the pool area at all times and able to provide immediate assistance.
Actively supervised means having a direct line of sight on the child at all times and able to provide immediate assistance.
The following pools are summer pools only. Ranfurly Pool is a Council facility and the other three pools (Millers Flat, Ophir and Roxburgh) are community run facilities.
This large indoor facility heated by solar gain and a heat pump consists of a 5-lane, 30m main pool with a small toddlers' pool. The pool is popular with locals and visitors alike to cool off, to play or to swim for health and fitness. Depth:1.35m.
The pool opens to the public at the beginning of December and closes in April, dependent on the weather conditions. Pool charges can be found in our fees and charges.
NOTE: Closing time is usually 8pm when the pool is operating at normal staffing levels. Please note from Wednesday 1 March the pool will be closing at 6pm.
Normal opening times (for March - April 2023)
Monday to Friday School Term
Lap Training 7am to 9am (also open to non-season pass holders)
Aqua Club Monday Wednesday and Friday 9am to 10am
Public Supervised Sessions - 3pm to 6pm.
Monday to Friday School Holidays
Public Supervised Sessions - 1.30pm to 6pm.
Saturday and Sunday
Lap Training 8.30am to 10.30am
Public Supervised Sessions – 1.30pm to 6pm..
Please note – these operational hours are subject to change and will be posted on the door.
Enquiries and bookings can be made by contacting or dropping into Council's Ranfurly Service Centre (03) 444 9170.
Millers Flat Pool
Within the peaceful settlement of Millers Flat is this gem of an outdoor pool. For older folks the pool will remind you of days gone by, where outdoor pools were the norm bustling with activity and laughter on the long hot days of summer. With its 25m pool and expansive grounds, the pool is a great place to keep fit, meet up with family or friends or just relax poolside. Depth:1.65m.
The pool is open over the summer months and is managed by a local committee. Enquiries and bookings can be made by contacting Deb Dons on 021 383 667 or Bill Keeler on 027 590 2511.
Ophir Community Pool
This pool is a Central Otago District Council owned facility which is operated by a team of volunteers from the Ophir community. The pool is primarily funded by the local community with entry operated under an honesty system.
Adults $5 per swim.
Children 13 – 16 yrs of age $2 per swim.
Children 12 years and under $1 per swim.
Family Day Pass $10.
Those wanting to purchase a season pass can do so at the Ophir Post Office and there is an honesty box within the pool grounds for casual swimmers who wish to use the facility.
A Season Pass for families outside of the Ophir Community is available for $40 by contacting Malcolm Topliss on 0274 758 790
Roxburgh Community Pool
UPDATE SUMMER 2022-23 - POOL CLOSED FOR REDEVELOPMENT
Located at the north end of Cheviot Street this is a great place to take the family to cool off over summer or to keep fit swimming laps in the 30m long outdoor pool. For spectators, there is a large grass area to sit back and watch the activity in the pool or even set up a BBQ.
The Roxburgh Pool is operated by a local committee, and the Roxburgh community is currently fundraising for the upgrading of this pool.
The Pool is open over the summer months.
Keys can be obtained from the Roxburgh Service Centre or from the pool attendant. Opening hours will be advertised at the pool and on the consent form for key.