Gympie’s Aquatic Recreation Centre (ARC)

Gympie's Aquatic Recreation Centre
Gympie’s Aquatic Recreation Centre

It had been a long time in the planning and construction but on Saturday 1st April 2017 the doors to Gympie’s  Aquatic Recreation Centre finally opened to much fanfare. Of course we had to go along and see what all the fuss had been about and I am proud to report the finished product is a stunner. Well worth the wait. In fact I think most of the population of Gympie and surrounds were there for a sticky-beak!

As the title suggests the Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre is more than just a nice swimming pool. It comprises a 50m outdoor pool, a 25m eight lane heated indoor pool, two tube waterslide, zero depth splash play area, fitness centre, cafeteria, grandstand and plenty of shade. I was delighted to see that aqua aerobics and swim fit classes will be held in the indoor pool. The gym is beautifully positioned to overlook the pools, something to watch whilst on the treadmill! A lot of thought has clearly gone into the construction and it shows.


Indoor Pool & Gym

Monday – Thursday            5.30am – 8.00pm

Friday                                     5.30am – 7.00pm

Saturday                                6.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday                                  8.00am – 5.00pm

Public Holidays                    8.00am – 5.00pm


Outdoor Pool

Start of September school holidays to the end of April school holidays (same hours as the indoor pool during this time)


Christmas Day, Good Friday and until 1pm on Anzac Day.


Best to check the Council’s website for current pricing but to give you an idea, these are the casual prices as at the time of writing (April 2017). There are great offers on 20 visit cards and weekly memberships.

Adult Swim $5 (Concession/Senior’s Card $3.50)

Child Swim $3.50 (under 2 free, parent pays full entry)

Family Swim (2 adults & 2 children) $15.00

Aqua Aerobics & Swim Fit $13.50 ($11 Concession)

Learn to Swim $16.50

Casual Gym Visit $15.00

Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre

Tozer Park Road, Gympie

1300 129 988

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