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 opens on the last Weekend in October and closes mid March each year -


Generally opening hours are Weekdays: 6.30am - 7.00pm


Weekends: 8.00am - 7.00pm


Public Hol: 10.00am - 6.00pm


Xmas Day: Closed


Pool will be closing at 6.00pm

from 1 March - 16 March 2014


Season close from 17 March until 25 October 2014


Outdoor 6 lane 30 metre pool

Shaded Outdoor Toddlers Pool

Expansive Shaded Grounds

Children’s Pirate Ship Playground