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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.



Friday 9 October:  The Splash Palace Pool Party  will be a great day for the Tiny Tots (from noon to 1pm) and the Big Kids (from 1pm to 4pm). But wait, there’s more: read all about it by clicking on the Pool Party  Poster

Friday 23 October: Orca Labour Weekend Swim Meet. 50m main pool closed 5pm – 9pm

Saturday 24 October: Orca Labour Weekend Swim Meet. 50m main pool closed 7am – 12.30pm and 4.30pm – 8pm

Sunday 25 October: Orca Labour Weekend Swim Meet. 50m main pool closed 8.30am – 12pm and 2.30pm – 6pm

Monday 26 October: Labour Day: pool open 11 – 4pm


Aqua classes

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


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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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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