QE2 Leisure Centre
Queen Elizabeth Park,
North New Brighton
Phone (03) 372 2849
15 kms from the central city, the biggest leisure centre
in Christchurch. Built for the 1974 Commonwealth Games
and recently refurbished, QE2 has three indoor pools,
a 50 metre Olympic pool, a 25 metre training pool and
a Leisure pool, opened August 2002. Other facilities include
athletics facilities, gym, squash courts, saunas and sunbeds.
A medium sized, well equipped gym. Three treadmills, eight
upright bikes, four Concept II Rowers and a stepper make
up the cardio collection. Theres a good variety of well
maintained machine weights and free weights.
New Olympic pool - Length 50 metres. Depth 2 metres.10
Training pool - length 25 meters
Temperature 28 C
Lap swimming and aquajogging are available at all times.
Leisure Pool includes 40meter wave pool, spa, sauna, childrens
45 Cashel Street,
Phone (03) 381 0299
Link to bus route
The pool is the main feature of this small and friendly
complex situated 5 minutes drive from the inner city
The Christchurch home of New Zealand’s national swimming
squads and training centre for many of New Zealand’s swimming
"greats" - Helen Norfolk and Danyon Loader trained
here . Brett Naylor, NZ swimming team coach is based here.
Co-owner and trainer is Scott Molina, six times winner
of the Hawaiin Iron Man Triathlon.
Definitely a venue for the serious swimmer but don’t be
intimidated if you’re not in the big league - a friendly
lane and a reserved aqua jogging lane are always available.
This is the only pool close to the inner city deep enough
for aquajogging - a great way to get a no impact workout
. You will need an aquabelt available for hire for $1.00
Pool length 25 metres Depth 2 metres 8 Lanes
Temp 27 C 80.6 F
Monday - Thursday 5.30am - 8.00pm
Friday 5.30am - 7.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Note - No public swimming weekdays after 3.30pm
Monday - Friday during school terms
A travellers guide to keeping fit and healthy eating away
from home.Whether you are visiting on business or
holiday, back packer, corporate traveller or tourist,
Christchurch offers you a wealth of easily accessible
exercise and keep fit options.
From swimming pools and aquajogging, mountain biking and
on road cycling, roller blading or in line skating, jogging,
trail running, golf, yoga, pilates, through to gyms and
If you're eating out there's a choice of restaurants
and cafes serving vegetarian and organic or "Smart Choice",
Heart Foundation approved dishes.
If you're self catering you will find a wide range of
Heart Foundation approved low fat, low salt products
as well as certified organic produce in supermarkets and
specialist health food shops.