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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, sauna and Waves Cafe – all indoors and with free off-street car parking.


Aqua classes

The Palace’s new Group Fitness Instructor Virginia Pile is on board so from Monday, 1 February 2016, there’ll be more aquatic classes on offer. The timetable is on the Palace’s Facebook page.

 

Events – February and March

February

  • Sat, February 6: Waitangi Day, pool open 11am – 4pm
  • Mon, February 8: Waitangi Day (observed), pool open 11am – 4pm
  • Sat, February 13: Swim Southland Long Course Swim Meet. 50m main pool closed 4pm – 8pm
  • Fri, February 19: Waterpolo starts 3.30pm – 6pm and 7.30pm – 9pm

March

  • Sat, March 5: Swim Southland Swimming Meet. Deep end of main pool and hydroslide closed 4pm – 8pm
  • Tue, March 8: New Zealand Div 2 Swimming Champs. 50m main pool closed 3pm – 7pm
  • Wed, March 9: New Zealand Div 2 Swimming Champs. 50m main pool closed 7.30am – 1pm and 4.30pm – 9pm
  • Thu, March 10: New Zealand Div 2 Swimming Champs. 50m main pool closed 7.30am – 1pm and 4.30pm – 9pm
  • Fri, March 11: New Zealand Div 2 Swimming Champs. 50m main pool closed 7.30am – 1pm and 4.30pm – 9pm
  • Sat, March 12: New Zealand Div 2 Swimming Champs. 50m main pool closed 7.30am – 1pm and 4.30pm – 9pm
  • Sun, March 20: Triathlon TBC
  • Fri, March 25: Good Friday Pool closed
  • Mon, March28: Easter Monday. Pool open 11am – 4pm
  • Tue , March 29: Southland Anniversary Day. Pool open 11am – 4pm

 

Normal hours

50m 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 (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
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
Monday to Friday 6am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm
Public holidays 11am to 4pm

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

Note 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

Check the school holiday dates (link is to the Ministry of Education website)

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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Fitness classes

Splash Palace is now able to offer more aquatic classes!

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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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