Public swimming pools

Public swimming pools are available for use by the general public for a small fee. Pools are located at the following locations:

  • Babinda
  • Gordonvale
  • Woree
  • Tobruk Memorial
  • Marlin Coast

You can also cool off  at Sugarworld Waterpark in Edmonton, with shaded resort-style pools, tipping buckets, water cannons and waterslides (no lap swimming pool).

Babinda

Address: Church Street, Babinda.

Babinda swimming pool is accessible for swimmers and spectators with a disability. It is manned by trained lifeguards with first-aid qualifications. For information on programs, Learn to Swim, opening times and entry fees, contact the pool operators on 4067 1211.

Facilities:
  • 50m swimming pool
  • Covered grandstand with 400-seat capacity
  • Covered BBQ area
Summer opening hours: 1 October to 31 May
  • Monday to Friday - 6am to 11am and 1pm to 6pm
  • Saturday - 8am to 12noon
  • Sundays and public holidays - closed
Winter closure:
  • Winter months - closed June, July and August.

Christmas/New Year opening hours: (if different from normal opening hours)

  • 25 Dec - Christmas Day (Sunday) - Closed
  • 26 Dec - Boxing Day (Monday) - Closed
  • 27 Dec - (Tuesday) - Closed
  • 28 Dec - (Wednesday) - Closed
  • 29 Dec - (Thursday) - Closed
  • 30 Dec - (Friday) - Closed
  • 31 Dec - New Years Eve (Saturday) - Closed
  • 1 Jan - New Years Day (Sunday) - Closed
  • 2 Jan - (Monday) - Closed

Gordonvale

Address: 79 Sheppard Street, Gordonvale.

Gordonvale Aquatic Centre offers learn to swim classes year-round in the heated pool as well as aqua classes. Contact the pool operators on 4056 1353 for details on programs, opening times, fees and charges.

Facilities:
  • 25m indoor heated swimming pool
  • Children's wading pool
  • Indoor grandstand with 300-seat capacity.
Year-round opening hours:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 6am to 6pm
  • Wednesday – 6am to 7pm
  • Saturday – 8am to 12:30pm
  • Sunday – 9am to 1pm
  • Public holidays – as advertised

Christmas/New Year opening hours: (if different from normal opening hours)

Wednesday 28th December to Saturday 31st December normal hours Sunday 1st January closed Monday 2nd January closed Tuesday 3rd January reopen normal hours

  • 25 Dec - Christmas Day (Sunday) - Closed
  • 26 Dec - Boxing Day (Monday) - Closed
  • 27 Dec - (Tuesday) - Closed
  • 1 Jan - New Years Day (Sunday) - Closed
  • 2 Jan - (Monday) - Closed

Woree

Address: 1 Pool Close, Woree

Woree Aquatic Centre is the home of the Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club and Li'l Stingers Learn To Swim (which offers year-round classes in the heated indoor pool). Contact the pool operators on 4054 6964 or visit www.woreepool.com.au for information on programs, opening times, fees and charges.

Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club is a family friendly swimming club, focusing on both recreational and competitive swimming. Visit cairnsstingrays.com.au.

Facilities:
  • 50m heated swimming pool (heated in winter only)
  • 25m indoor heated swimming pool.  For information on availability please visit www.woreepool.com.au
  • Children's free form swimming pool (closed in winter)
  • Children's wading pool (closed in winter)
  • Covered grandstand with 800-seat capacity
Summer opening hours: 1 October to 30 April
  • Monday to Thursday – 5:30am to 7:30pm
  • Friday – 5:30am to 6pm
  • Saturday – 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • Sunday – 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • Public Holidays – each to be advised, contact the pool
Winter opening hours: 1 May to 30 September
  • Monday to Thursday – 5:30am to 7pm
  • Friday – 5:30am to 6pm
  • Saturday – 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • Sunday – 9am to 3pm

Christmas/New Year opening hours: (if different from normal opening hours)

  • 25 Dec - Christmas Day (Sunday) - Closed
  • 26 Dec - Boxing Day (Monday) - Closed
  • 27 Dec - (Tuesday) - 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • 1 Jan - New Years Day (Sunday) - Closed
  • 2 Jan - (Monday) - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Tobruk Memorial

Address: 370 Sheridan Street, North Cairns

Tobruk Memorial Pool is the region's highest profile swimming facility. Council undertook a $23.7 million redevelopment of the aquatic facility, with the new complex reopened on 14 May 2016.

Tobruk Memorial Pool is proudly managed by Belgravia Leisure. For more information visit the Tobruk Memorial Pool website or contact Belgravia Leisure on 4051 2604 or by email tobruk@belgravialeisure.com.au.

Facilities:
  • 50 metre pool to FINA specifications for lap swimming
  • 25 metre program pool for warm up/ warm down (events)
  • 25 metre pool for hydrotherapy activities and learn to swim
  • Swimming and water safety classes
  • Junior squads
  • Toddler water play pool
  • Aqua aerobics and adult Swim Fit classes
  • Flow Rider – casual sessions and ccoaching
  • CafĂ© and retail shop
  • Meeting and training room
Summer opening hours: 1 October to 30 April
  • Mon – Fri 5.30am – 8.00pm
  • Sat 6.00am – 6.00pm
  • Sun 8.00am – 6.00pm
  • Public Holidays 8.00am – 6.00pm
Winter opening hours: 1 May to 30 September
  • Mon – Fri 5.30am – 7.30pm
  • Sat 6.00am – 5.00pm
  • Sun 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Public Holidays 9.00am – 5.00pm

Christmas/New Year opening hours: (if different from normal opening hours)

  • 24 Dec - Christmas Eve (Friday) - 6:00am - 6:00pm
  • 25 Dec - Christmas Day (Sunday) - Closed
  • 26 Dec - Boxing Day (Monday) - 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • 1 Jan - New Years Day (Sunday) - 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • 2 Jan - (Monday) - Closed

Marlin Coast Bicentennial Pool

Address: Leisure Park Road (off Cheviot Street), Smithfield

The Marlin Coast Bicentennial Pool is the home of the Marlin Coast Swimming Club and Frogs Legs Swim School, which runs year-round lessons in the heated indoor pool. It offers babies and toddler classes, learn to swim, squads up to senior level and adult squads. Aqua classes are also held throughout the year. Contact the pool on 4057 7720 for information on programs, opening times and fees.

Marlin Coast Swimming Club is a family friendly swimming club, focusing on competitive swimming.

Facilities:
  • 50m heated swimming pool
  • 25m heated swimming pool
  • Freeform children's pool; Children's wading pool
  • Covered Grandstand with 800 seat capacity
Summer opening hours: 1 October to 14 June
  • Monday to Thursday – 5:00am to 7:30pm
  • Friday – 5:00am to 6:30pm
  • Saturday – 6:30am to 5pm
  • Sunday – 9am to 5pm
  • Public holidays – TBA, please check with the pool
Winter opening hours: 15 June to 30 September
  • Monday to Thursday – 5:15am to 7pm
  • Friday – 5:15am to 6pm
  • Saturday – 7am to 5pm
  • Sunday – 9am to 4pm

Christmas/New Year opening hours: (if different from normal opening hours)

  • 24 Dec - Christmas Eve (Saturday) - 6:30am - 4:00pm
  • 25 Dec - Christmas Day (Sunday) - Closed
  • 26 Dec - Boxing Day (Monday) - Closed
  • 27 Dec - (Tuesday) - 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • 31 Dec - New Years Eve (Saturday) - 6:30am - 4:00pm
  • 1 Jan - New Years Day (Sunday) - Closed
  • 2 Jan - (Monday) - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Last updated: 28 November 2016