Activities and fitness classes at Milne Bay Aquatic and Recreation centre

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The Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness centre has a range of activities and classes available in the pool and at the gym. Open the blue banners for more information.

View our pool and gym fees and charges here

Upcoming events/offers

Upcoming public holidays opening hours

Please note there will be no group fitness classes or creche operating during these times.

  • Monday 1 May (Labour Day) - 7am to 7pm

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - 24 May  

Join us on Wednesday 24 May and support the Cancer Councils Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. We will kick start the day with an Aqua Aerobics class at 8.30am followed by a scrumptious morning tea at 9.15am. Entry into the class and morning tea is by gold coin donation. For more information or to RSVP contact the centre on 4688 6330 or email us.

Waves swim school - book now for term 2

Bookings are now open for term 2. This term offers a 10 week program, including a section on water safety. See the slider below for the class timetable and details. To book contact us on 4688 6330 or send us an email.

Adult swim fit classes

We are excited to announce that we are introducing adult swim fitness training sessions on Mondays 6pm and Wednesdays 6am. The training sessions have been designed for everyday people wanting to improve their swimming technique and general fitness. These training sessions will also offer stroke correction and development in a fun, friendly and social environment from a qualified instructor. Email us for booking details and prices.

Aqua Aerobics classes run indoors 

Classes run over 6 days in the 25m indoor pool over the cooler months. No need to book but remember to bring a water bottle, hat, suncream and swimwear. See the regular classes slider below for times.

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Located on the corner of Herries and Victoria Streets, Toowoomba.

Contact details

The Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre can be contacted on 07 4688 6330 or send us an email.


  • 50-metre outdoor lap pool
  • 25-metre heated indoor lap pool
  • fully equipped gymnasium
  • group fitness rooms
  • personal fitness instruction available
  • therapy/training pool
  • children's wading pool
  • spa and sauna
  • pool side kiosk/cafe
  • fully enclosed 45-metre water slide
  • water spouts
  • mushroom waterfall
  • child care
  • pro shop
  • onsite parking
  • available for parties, please contact us for further information

The Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre participates in the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia's KEEP WATCH Program. Our qualified lifeguards manage and supervise the aquatic activities to ensure maximum safety and fun. However, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over, or by the legal parent or guardian of the child, at all times during their stay in the aquatic area.  Please remember your children are your responsibility.

Opening times are:


Monday - Friday: 5:30am to 9pm
Saturday - Sunday: 7am to 7pm
Public holidays: as advertised

Outdoor 50m pool

Monday - Friday: 5.30am to 9pm
Saturday - Sunday: 7am to 7pm
Public holidays: as advertised

Indoor 25m pool and toddler's pool

Monday - Friday: 5.30am to 9pm
Saturday - Sunday: 7am to 7pm
Public holidays: as advertised

Program pool, spa and sauna

Monday - Friday: 5.30am to 8.30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 7am to 6.30pm
Public holidays: as advertised

Wave pool and inflatables

Saturday - Sunday: 12pm to 4pm
Public holidays: as advertised
Monday - Friday (school holidays): 12pm - 4pm


Monday - Friday: 3pm - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9am - 5pm
Public holidays: as advertised

Information about swimming pool and gym fees can be found by visiting our fees & charges.

Aquatic - wet area

An aquatic membership gives you unlimited access to the aquatic area for the term of your membership.  This includes swim, spa, sauna and aqua exercise programs.


Membership inclusions

As part of our gym membership we offer a face-to-face program, which comprises one 30-minute session each week, for a total of five weeks with trainers, who provide free weigh-ins, measurements and training programs every 6-8 weeks and free skin-folds for members.

Week one: health profile check one (compulsory)

  • Current medical condition assessed (including injuries if applicable)
  • Measurements are recorded (height, weight, etc)
  • Goals are recorded
  • Discuss the type of training program required

Weeks two and three: ongoing training

  • Trainer will run through the training program by demonstrating each exercise
  • Trainer will assess form and technique to ensure safety and correctness of movement
  • Trainer available to answer questions about the program and modify the program if needed

Week four: nutrition

  • Trainer will discuss any eating habits that the client may want to change (diets are unable to be provided)
  • Trainer can give advice on how to achieve nutrition and health goals
  • Trainer available to give advice on the training program, correct form/technique, program modifications, etc

Week five: health profile progress check

  • Weight and measurements recorded
  • New injuries or medical conditions recorded
  • New program created and discussed

Personal training

  • Personal training is available to members and non-members for an extra fee
  • 30 or 45 minute sessions available

Small group personal training

  • Small group personal training sessions are available (up to 5 people)
  • 1 hour training session for $70. Participants can split the cost


Group fitness classes


  • Outdoor training with two trainers
  • Utilises battling ropes, car tyres, sledge hammers and other challenging but fun equipment
  • 30 participants
  • Two mornings a week (Tuesdays and Fridays, 6am)

Bootcamp cost

Group fitness

  • Indoor/outdoor training
  • Spin classes, boxing, circuit style training
  • Various times and days

Equipment available:

  • Fully equipped cardio theatre with a large DVD projector playing the latest music
  • Treadmills and S-trainers with built-in entertainment units
  • Rowers and stepping machines
  • Upright s3u expresso bike
  • Resistance equipment including fixed weight machines and free-weights 

Car parking options

For the convenience of patrons the Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre has parking available on-site, with extra car parking spaces available for patrons in the Water Street car park across the road.

Group fitness classes

Please see below times for our group fitness program or open the PDF timetable. Timetable commences 3 April 2017 

Open the group fitness autumn/winter timetable(PDF).


6am - Group ride (45min)

8.30am - Pilates

8.30am - H20 H.I.I.T.

9.30am - Aqua Dance 

9.30am - Box fit

10.30am - Tai-Chi for health

5.30pm - Yoga

6pm - Triple Threat

6pm - Aqua Dance


6am - Boot camp 

8am - V.Vets Only

9am - Splash combat

9.15am - Group power

10am - Water synergy

10.15am - Yoga 

5.30pm - Pilates 

6.30pm - Group Power


6am - Strength Circuit 

8.30am - H20 H.I.I.T.

9.15am - H.I.I.T.

10.15am - QiGong for health

5.30pm - Box fit

6pm - H20 H.I.I.T 

6.45 - Animal'd (30min)


6am - Box Fit

7am - Animal'd (30min)

9am - Water synergy

9.15am - Group power

10am - Deep water

10.15am - Steady steps

5.30pm - Yoga

6pm - B.L.T 

6.30pm - Pilates


6am - Boot camp 

8.30am - Splash combat

9am - Yoga (45min)

9.15am Cardo Burn 

10am - V.Vets only 

10.15am - Zumba 


7.30am - H20 H.I.I.T.

8.30am - Group power


All fitness levels are welcome. Please notify instructor of any injuries or medical conditions before class.

All classes are subject to change due to participation numbers.


Class information

Group ride allows you to pedal in groups, roll over hills, chase the pack, climb mountains and spin your way to burning calories and strengthening your lower body. Motivating music, awesome instructors and an inspiring group environment lets you ride to your full potential.

Group power is a 60 minute barbell program that strengthens all your major muscles in an inspiring, motivating group environment, with fantastic music and awesome instructors. Simple, athletic movements such as squats, lunges, presses and curls, are used to build your strength.

Yoga is a mind/body workout, which assists with de-stressing and relaxing and is helpful for lengthening tight muscles and strengthening weak ones. Not suitable if pregnant.

Steady steps is a gentle, low impact class suitable for older adults or for those with restricted movement and joint problems or injuries. Emphasis is on increased mobility, balance, strength and body awareness.

Box-fit: uses boxing techniques and aerobic conditioning exercises. This program is fun and physically challenging as it is designed to give you a total body workout that will increase your aerobic fitness levels. The class also involves the use of core exercises to strengthen your abdominal muscles and is an excellent class for burning calories.

H.I.I.T which stands for 'high-intensity interval training', is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, recovery periods.

Tai Chi is a low intensity, low-impact aerobic exercise regimen, involving frequent weight-bearing and weight transferring movements aimed at improving coordination, balance, flexibility, abdominal breathing and mental concentration, whilst utilising the body's natural energy (chi).

Pilates yields numerous benefits, including increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing. Strength and flexibility is developed, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles.  Coordination between both the physical body and the mind is also developed.  Posture, balance and core strength are heartily trained during a session.

Water synergy is a very gentle, low-impact aqua class in our heated indoor pool, aimed at improving mobility and strength. Ideal for those with joint problems, restricted movements or recovering from injury, surgery or illness.

H2O H.I.I.T is a high-intensity aqua class that utilises boxing movements, body weight exercises as well as powerful and explosive movements. H.I.I.T. also includes a short, sharp interval water workout that is designed to increase cardiovascular endurance while strengthening and toning muscles.

Deep water is a deep-water workout using a buoyancy belt to keep you afloat. Great for improving muscular strength and endurance without any impact. Suitable for all levels of fitness, with or without previous experience.

Splash combat is a high energy boxing style aqua class held in a heated pool that shadows movements such as hooks, uppers, jabs and kick. this is a fast p[ace class focuses on the total body.

Aqua Dance is a dance class in the water. Fun, energetic and suitable for all levels. 

Boot camp is an outdoor team-based class that consists of pushing, pulling, flipping of tyres, battling ropes, sledge hammers and sand bags. Motivation is key during this 60-minute intense workout.

QiGong for health is a low-impact, gentle exercise class composed of repeated movements, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space.

B.L.T  (Butt, legs and thighs) A total lower body workout! Focusing on hard to sculpt areas by using weighted equipment, your own body weight and plyometric training. 

Triple Threat (Cardio, strength and core) A massive all over workout that will have your heart rate pumping, muscles burning and energy levels lifting. High intensity class.

Group Power an inspiring, motivating group environment with fantastic music and awesome instructors with simple, athletic movements such as squats, lunges, presses and curls. 

Animal’d uses body weight primal moves in a 30 minute intense workout whereby you push, pull, bend, twist, squat and lunge.

Zumba will have you dancing to great music, with great people, while burning a ton of calories without even realising it.

Cardio Burn utilising treadmills, rowers, bikes and x-trainers to focus on cardiovascular fitness whilst incorporating weights for a full body workout.

Strength Circuit will have you burning a tone of calories and get you strong at the same time by incorporating heavy weights to a circuit style regime.

Class safety

Remember to wear clothes that are comfortable and either aerobic or cross training shoes. Please bring a towel and water bottle. Drink plenty of water and arrive 10 minutes before the start of the class to ensure you are properly warmed up for the class. Always inform the instructor before class begins if you are new to the type of class or have any health problems or concerns. 

Milne Bay now has an InBody composition analysis machine which can provide a detailed description and print out of skeletal muscle mass, body fat in kilograms, total body fat percentage, visceral fat, total body water, segmental muscle and fat analysis, bone mineral content and also basal metabolic rate. The scan only takes 15-20 minutes and is completed fully clothed.

This can help in monitoring fitness goals, weight loss and weight gain.

MBAC/HFR members: $25 per scan
Non-members: $35 per scan

Please contact staff at the centre on 4688 6330 or send us an email to book an appointment for your scan.

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Bootcamp programs are run by qualified trainers, who aim to challenge the mind and body through aerobic and cardio training, increasing mobility and improving muscular endurance. They incorporate fitness assessment and testing, outdoor exercises such as battle ropes, tyres, slosh balls, medicine balls, kettle bells, body weight exercises and boxing type fitness exercises.

Bootcamp class runs continually throughout the year. 

Cost: Free for members. Non-members can purchase visits passes. 

Days: Tuesday and Friday mornings at 6am - 7am 

Contact: Call Milne Bay Aquatic Centre on 4688 6330 for more information or to book.  Bookings are essential as places are limited to 30 participants. Venues will vary and trainers will provide precise locations.

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Our swimming programs range from infants, through to learn-to-swim, development, adult learn-to-swim and squad programs. Participants are supported to progress steadily at their own pace.

Cost: $12 for the first child per lesson, $11.50 for the second child and $11 for three or more children in the same family.

Times: The swim school operates between 8.30am to 12pm and 3.30pm to 7pm.

Bookings: Enquiries can be made by contacting us or by calling Waves Swim School on 4688 6330. 

Participants will be assessed by staff to find the most suitable level. 

The Waves Swim School aquatic education program is registered with Austswim/Swim Australia.  Our programs are run from three pools, with the indoor program pool, heated to 34 degrees, the indoor 25-metre pool heated to 29 degrees, and the 50 metre outdoor pool heated to 27 degrees. The air temperature is controlled and all of our pools are ozone treated for the highest possible water quality. The 25 metre pool and the 50 metre pool both have solar heating.

Waves Term 2 brochure and timetable 2017


School holiday program - the next program will be run 18 to 22 September 2017 

Our learn to swim school holiday block is an intensive program designed to develop your child's swim skills. Participants will be assessed by staff to find the most suitable level for training. 

Time: 9am - 11.30am

  • Week 1 - $60 for a 5 day program 
  • Week 2 - $48 for a 4 day program
  • or $100 for 9 day program 

Levels: Level 1 to 4 (seahorse, stingrays, seals, dolphins) 

Bookings: For more information or to book an assessment please contact us.


Adults SwimFit classes

The adult swim fitness training sessions have been designed for everyday people wanting to improve their swimming technique and general fitness. The training sessions are performed at your own pace and have been designed to provide stroke development and stroke correction. These sessions are a great way to improve cardio respiratory fitness and endurance. It is also a great all over body workout; increasing core strength and muscle tone, in a non-impact environment.

Time: Weekly sessions are run Mondays at 6pm and Wednesdays at 6am (week starting the 3 April 2017).

Cost: $10 (casual) per session or you can purchase a ten pack for $80.

Contact details: Call us on 4688 6330 or email if you require any further information.


Safety week 

For one week each term, Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre runs a 'safety week' when children take part in activities designed to teach them how to keep safe in aquatic environments. During this week children participate in circuits that involve wearing personal floating devices (life vests), using various flotation aids like balls and eskys, basic rescues using clothing and towels, treading water and swimming through currents and more.

There are many benefits to hydrotherapy. It can decrease pain and swelling, increase function, strength and range of movement. The hydrotherapy pool water temperature is maintained between 33 degrees and 34.5 degrees. It has been shown to improve mood and sleep in some, fitness and weight loss in others. The hydrotherapy pool at Milne Bay is a unique service and users must gain a referral letter from their doctor.

Specific times are allocated to groups to accommodate the high need. Please see the Hydrotherapy pool timetable . If you have any questions please email or contact us on 4688 6330.

Downs Little Lifeguards is a fun and educational drowning prevention program for children aged 9-17 years and their parents/guardians. Our main focus is to educate children and their guardians about potential dangers and survival strategies to combat these dangers, encourage confidence through hands-on experience and provide knowledge so everyone can help to save a life. The program is run by Royal Lifesaving volunteers and Toowoomba Region Aquatic and Fitness staff.

In order to be involved, children must be competent in swimming 50m and there is a small cost per child. The children may experience pool sessions and day trips to the dam, creek or ocean over the course of the program.

The program highlights four key areas:

  • Survival swimming and water safety
  • Rescue and recovery techniques
  • Aquatic environments and dangers
  • Ocean, dam and creek awareness

To find out when the next program starts contact the centre on 4688 6330 or send us an email.

Past programs

downslittlelifeguardgrouponbeachIn February/March 2014 children and adults were involved in a 4 session program where 3 sessions were held in the pool learning rescues, tows, treading water, swimming with clothes and survival techniques.

A day trip was held at Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club where children practised what was learnt in the pool, while incorporating the natural elements of the tides, rips and currents. 




lifesavingcraftwithadultsandchildrenIn October/November 2015 children and adults participated in a 2 day pool course and a day trip to Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club where the focus was on tidal change, currents, rips and river swimming.






downs little lifeguards dam dayIn February 2017 families travelled to Leslie Dam YMCA Outdoor Education Centre and engaged in a full day dam experience. Children and adults learnt CPR and the dangers in and around dams, weirs and water channels in theory sessions.

Participants practiced rescues and survival methods using everyday items commonly used at dams during recreation such as esky’s, paddle boards, kayaks, inflatable tubes, ropes and personal flotation devices.

The creche is open from 8.30am to 12pm, Monday to Friday and is available for your child/children to play in a safe and friendly environment while fully supervised by qualified staff. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Contact Milne Bay Aquatic Centre on 4688 6330 for more information or to book. Creche fees can be found in our community development and facilities fees & charges.

The creche is closed public holidays and for two weeks over Christmas.  

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Mums Bellies and Bubs classes will resume in September 2017.

In summer in the extra warm hydrotherapy pool we run a specially designed aqua class for expecting mums and mums with bubs from 4mths to 2yrs. This is a fun and relaxed low impact workout that can strengthen and tone for the delivery of bub or for you to enjoy bonding time with your young child. Contact us on 4688 6330 or come in to the centre to book your place.

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What you will receive:

  • admission to the centre for children attending the party
  • use of wave pool and water slide (when operating)
  • parents and grandparents of the birthday child enter the facility at no extra charge
  • bag of lollies
  • hot foods
  • cold drinks


Parties cost $15 per child. We can supply a party host to entertain party guests for two hours for $55 per host.  For groups of 8-15 children one host is required. For 16 children or more, two hosts are required.

How to book

For availability, additional information and bookings please call us on 4688 6330.

Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre can provide a range of exercise options for your school, club or group including dedicated lanes, to a casual group session using one or both of our leisure pools. Our most popular options are our end-of-year celebration options, school excursion groups, casual group entry and children's parties. Contact us for an application form. 

Adventure city for end-of-year school excursions

Our end-of-year celebration activity involves a two-hour session of aqua fun and action dedicated only to school groups during November and December each year. Students can enjoy a range of activities including riding the slide, swimming in the outdoor 50-metre pool and wrestling the giant inflatable, all whilst being supervised by our qualified Life Savers. These sessions are ideal for end-of-year activities or school excursions.

Included in these activity options are:

  • lifeguard to meet and greet your group
  • lifeguard supervision
  • activities and equipment
  • complimentary admission for teachers/supervising adults (one adult per 10 children).

Casual group entry

The other option for your school group or club is for general entry to the aqua area, where they can explore the options and create their own fun. The pools are open until 9pm every weeknight, to suit any group. 

We have activities for children and adults during the holidays. To find out availability of activities and/or enrol, come into the Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre, call 4688 6330 or send us an email.

2017 school holiday activities - 26 to 30 June


Parents & kids group fitness and aqua classes

Where: Group fitness room and 25m
Time: 8am – 11am
Age group: 10 - 16 years

What to bring:

  • Aqua – towel, water bottle, suitable swimwear, hat
  • Group fitness – towel, water bottle, suitable workout clothing, enclosed shoes, hat

A parent or guardian must participate in the class with child. A child can only participate in classes from 8am until 11am. 

Please email us or contact 4688 6330 to make a booking.


Learn to swim school holiday program 18 to 22 September 2017

This intense block is a great way to fast track your child’s swimming development ready for the summer months.

Time: 9am - 11.30am


  • Week 1 - $60 for a 5 day program 
  • Week 2 - $48 for a 4 day program
  • or $100 for 9 day program 

Skill level: Level 1 to 4 (seahorse, stingrays, seals, dolphins)

Please email us or contact 4688 6330 to make a booking.

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Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre now offers aqua bikes for hire. Use the bike to split your workout without getting out of the pool. Get creative, swim, walk, cycle, tread water and cycle again. This rigorous cardio workout burns calories using the resistance of the water, whilst being gentle on joints.

Bike hire is only $5 per 30 minute session. Bring a few friends and a create your own training session.

To book call the centre on 4688 6330.

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All that you need for training or leisure in the gym or pool is here at the Pro Shop. We are conveniently located inside the main entrance. Items are competitively priced, with new stock arriving regularly. Items include:

  • gym wear
  • swim caps
  • goggles
  • nose pieces
  • flippers
  • pool buoys
  • kick boards
  • swimmers
  • rash shirts
  • sports bags
  • swim bags
  • sun cream

Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre host a dive-in movie program through the summer season. 

Next movie coming soon. 

Doors open at 6.30pm, movie starts at 7pm.

Movie tickets and pool entry cost: 

  • $10 for adults
  • $8 for children
  • $30 for a family pass (2 adults, up to 3 children)

Tickets are on sale at reception or pay using credit card by calling 4688 6330. Snacks are available for purchase. Lifeguards will be on duty.

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