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.

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        9am to 5pm (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  4pm to 9pm
Saturday, Sunday 11am to 8pm

Learners’  Pool
Saturday  1pm to 4pm
Sunday  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 (the link is to the Ministry of Education’s holiday dates website page)

Christmas Hours

  • Tuesday 24 December 2019: 5.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday 25 December 2019: Closed
  • Thursday 26 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020: 9am-5pm
  • Normal hours resume Monday 6 January 2020

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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