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

For the 2015-16 season the Manuka Swimming pool will open on Saturday


This Season the Pool will be opening on the 24th October 2015 and closing on the 20nd March 2016


Generally opening hours are Weekdays: 6.00am - 7.00pm


Weekends: 8.00am - 7.00pm


Public Hol: 10.00am - 6.00pm


Xmas Day: Closed


Closing time from 29th February to the 20th March 2016 will be 6.30pm


The Manuka Swimming Pool will be closed over the winter period from 21st March 2016 to 29th October 2016




Outdoor 6 lane 30 metre pool

Shaded Outdoor Toddlers Pool

Expansive Shaded Grounds

Children’s Pirate Ship Playground