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Splash Palace

Drive up, jump out, dive in! The Southland Aquatic Centre – Splash Palace – is one of the top public pool facilities in New Zealand. The indoor aquatic centre is within walking distance of the central business district and close to a large selection of motels and parks. The facility includes a 50m x 8 lane sports pool with a bulkhead, a leisure pool with waves and sprays, a tots’ pool and a learners’ pool. There is also a water slide, spa pool, steam room and a cafe – all indoors and with free off-street car parking.

Aqua classes

Check the Aqua classes timetable for Aquarobics (medium intensity), Zumba (challenging water-based workout) and 50s Forward (low to medium intensity).


Learn to swim these holidays

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Holiday opening hours

Splash Palace

  • Wednesday 24 December 5.30am to 6pm
  • Thursday 25 December closed
  • Friday 26 December 11am to 4pm
  • Saturday 27 December 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday 28 December 10am to 6pm
  • Monday 29 December 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesday 30 December 10am to 6pm
  • Wednesday 31 December 10am to 6 pm
  • Thursday 1 January 2015 11am to 4pm
  • Friday 2 January 11am to 4pm
  • Saturday 3 January 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday 4 January 10am to 6pm
  • Monday 5 January 5.30am to 9pm

Splash Palace café will be closed on 25 December and 26 December, and on 1 January and 2 January.

Bluff Swimming Pool
The Bluff Pool will be closed from 25 December 2014 to 5 January 2015 (inclusive)



Normal opening hours

50m main pool, swirl pool and sauna

Monday to Friday       5.30am to 9pm
Saturday                   6am to 8pm
Sunday                     8am to 8pm
Public Holidays        11am to 4pm
NOTES: Adults only in the swirl pool and sauna. Between 3.30pm to 9pm on weekdays there may be limited space due to aquatic sports clubs bookings.

Leisure Pool Waves, Sprays and Waterslide

Monday to Friday        3.45pm to 5pm, 7.30pm to 9pm
Saturday, Sunday       11am to 4.30pm, 6.30pm to 8pm

Learners’  Pool

Saturdays                   1pm to 4pm
Sundays                    11am to 4pm
School holidays            1pm to 4pm


For school holiday hours, activities and learn-to-swim classes ask at reception or check these pages  ( The hours above may change from time to time due to special events, bookings and occasional maintenance closures.

School holiday dates

Official school holiday dates


Contact Splash Palace

Get in touch with Splash Palace in a way that suits you: website, phone, Facebook or pop in to see us – there’s no charge for parking!

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Swim School

Splash Palace offers swimming lessons and classes for babies, pre-schoolers, school aged children and adults, – and school holiday classes.

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Entry Conditions

The Splash Palace staff want everyone to have an enjoyable visit in a safe facility; accordingly, certain entry terms and conditions apply.

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Splash Palace fees, charges

The spectator charge applies to swim events only and does not apply to parents or caregivers watching their children during swim classes etc.

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