Burnham Military Camp - Burnham Pool

The Burnham swimming pool is open to all military personnel and their families.

Contact information

Hours 6:30 a.m. - 630 p.m. 7 days (summer only)
(Labour Weekend to Easter Monday)*
Email Burnham.functions@nzdf.mil.nz
Phone 03 337 7799
Location Allen Road

*Dates may vary, all changes will be advised by the Southern Regional Support Centre

Burnham pool

The Burnham pool is 30 metres long and caters for lane swimming and defence fitness testing. The facility has a shallow children's pool for use when open to families.

Formal defence training sessions are conducted as per the timetable at the pool entrance; these sessions take precedence for pool use. The pool has a duty lifeguard operating it's when open.

The facility is managed by the Southern Regional Support Centre (not the gymnasium staff) as a camp facility. 

For more information about the pool rules and booking form see below.

Priority for use of pool

  1. Military Units for training
  2. Bookings made for swimming clubs and authorised civilian organisations
  3. Military personnel and their dependants for recreation
  4. Civilian personnel who work in Burnham Military Camp

Military lanes

Two lanes are kept free most of the time for military personnel to use for personal training or rehabilitation purposes. At times these may be unavailable due to approved unit training or camp-booked activities. 

For more information about the Pool Rules and Bookings, click on the link below.

Rules of Burnham Swimming Pool