Combine your love of art deco architecture with your love of water. Relax and enjoy the character of Canberra’s first pool. The historic Manuka Swimming Pool was completed in 1930 and was officially opened on 26th January 1931.


The Manuka Swimming Pool is set on two hectares of grassland with ample shade provided by the many trees within the boundary.


Additions to the facilities over the years have been the toddlers wading pool in the early 1960’s and the “SS Red Duck” pirate ship playground which is a popular hangout for young kids while mum and dad enjoy a coffee from TAV’s  cafe which was opened in 2012.


Opening Hours

Pool opening 29th October 2016 and closing 19th March 2017


Weekdays           6.00am to 7.00pm

Weekends          8.00am to 7.00pm

Public Holidays  10.00am to 6.00pm

Xmas Day            Closed


Closing time 27th Feb to 19th March 6.30pm


Closed over winter period from 20th March 2017 re-opening on 28th October 2017





Outdoor 6 lane 30 meter pool

Shaded Outdoor Toddlers Pool

Expansive Shaded Grounds

Children’s Pirate Ship Playground