Splash Palace

COVID-19 Information (subject to change at any time):

Operating as per normal at Level 1! Spa, Sauna, Waves, Sprays and Slide are all go!

Please note we do still have restrictions on the maximum number of people allowed in the Reception area and Learners Pool area (50 each respectively) due to the construction of the new hydroslides.


🎄 Splash Palace Christmas hours

24 December5:30am – 5:00pm
25 DecemberClosed
26 December9:00am – 5:00pm
27 December9:00am – 5:00pm
28 December9:00am – 5:00pm
29 December9:00am – 5:00pm
30 December9:00am – 5:00pm
31 December9:00am – 5:00pm
1 January9:00am – 5:00pm
2 January9:00am – 5:00pm
3 January9:00am – 5:00pm
4 January9:00am – 5:00pm
5 JanuaryNormal hours resume

Check Splash Palace on Facebook for the latest news.

Please contact Splash Palace if you have any questions by calling us on (03) 217 7506.

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

Splash Palace normal opening hours

Monday – Friday5:30am – 9:00pm
Saturday6:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday8:00am – 8:00pm
Good FridayClosed
Christmas DayClosed
Public Holidays9:00am – 5:00pm
50m Main Pool, Swirl Pool, and Sauna
Monday – Friday5:30am – 9:00pm
Saturday6:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday8:00am – 8:00pm
Note: 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 – Friday6:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday8:00am – 8:00pm
Hydroslide + Leisure Pool Waves and Sprays
Monday – Friday4:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday11:00am – 8:00pm
Learners’ Pool
Saturday1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday12:00pm – 4:00pm
School Holidays1:00pm – 4:00pm
Note: For specific school holiday hours, activities and learn-to-swim classes please phone us on (03) 217 7506 or check our Facebook page. 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)

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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