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.
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
Holiday opening hours
- 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
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 (www.splashpalace.co.nz). 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