ABOUT MANUKA POOL

The Manuka Swimming Pool originally named “The Swimming Pool” was officially opened on the 26th January 1931. Canberra’s first pool is an exceptional work of Federal Art Deco style designed by principal architect E H Henderson. The pool was built in part by sustenance workers for a cost of ten thousand pounds.

Before its completion, Canberrans swam in the Molonglo River and other local swimming holes at the Cotter and Murrumbidgee Rivers. Canberra’s first pool was built on the south side as it was closer to more Canberra residents than any north side location. Since the pool’s opening it has been the focal point for social activities during the summer months.

Over the winter period of 2019 the ACT Government completed extensive works at Manuka Pool to ensure it meets modern health standards. An important priority has been to retain the original heritage design elements of the pool for all Canberrans to enjoy for years to come.

Along with extensive works such as a new filtration plant, refurbished poolside seating and repainting of the building, the entire pool has been retiled.

To protect and retain Manuka Pool’s important and irreplaceable heritage values, an extensive worldwide search was undertaken for tiles that remained sympathetic to the original and met modern slip resistance standards – these tiles have been imported from the Czech Republic.

Admission Prices

 

Casual Visit

10 Visit Pass

Season Pass

Standard

$       8.00

$     72.00

$   320.00

(a person 16yrs and over)

 

 

 

Concession

$       5.50

$     49.50

$   220.00

(child, senior, student, health and veterans card)

Pensioner

$       4.00

$     36.00

$   160.00

Family

$     20.50

N/A

$   640.00

(2 adults/2 children or 1 adult/3 children)

Extra Family Member

$      3.50

N/A

N/A

Child under 3 yrs

Free

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DSP card holder

Free

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