Splash Palace

🕔 We’re changing our closing times at Alert Level 2

We’re pleased to be able to welcome back our clubs and aquatic sports teams to Splash Palace, but unfortunately this means we need to adjust our opening hours.

Splash Palace will be open to clubs and sports only in the afternoons and weekend evenings from Wednesday, September 15 while Invercargill remains at COVID-19 Alert Level 2.

This means that Splash Palace will be closed to the public from 3pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.

✅ Splash Palace opening hours at Alert Level 2

  • Monday-Friday: 5.30am to 3.00pm
  • Saturdays: 6.00am to 5.00pm
  • Sundays: 8.00 to 5.00pm


Invercargill is currently at Alert Level 2

✅ We are open to the public!

We would like to let you know what you can expect when visiting Splash Palace under the new Delta Level 2 guidelines:

  • Following advice from Sport New Zealand, all Splash Palace Learn To Swim classes for term 3 are cancelled.
  • Face masks will be required to be worn into the facility and through to the changing rooms, once you have completed your swim we ask that you wear your face mask from the changing rooms while exiting the facility.
  • We do ask that all spectators, coaches and volunteers who will be on poolside and are older than 12 wear face masks.
  • You will be required to maintain 2m social distancing.
  • Showers will be closed.
  • Please ensure you scan the QR code on arrival or fill in the manual sign in slip as you enter the facility.
  • We require you to follow our one way system from reception to the changing rooms and then exiting along poolside out the foyer door to the exit.
  • Café will be open and will be accessible by following the one way system from reception. Please follow guidelines in place when purchasing items.
  • All members will need to scan their membership cards at reception where they will check your contact details.
  • Retail shop will be open but you will be unable to try on merchandise.
  • No hiring of swimwear or goggles
  • Lane swimming and aqua jogging is still available but there will be restrictions which will be monitored by our poolside team.
  • Our sauna, spa, cold plunge pool, diving boards and hydro slides are closed.
  • A limit of 30 people at a time will be allowed in the Leisure Pool.
  • A limit of 20 people at a time will be allowed in the in Learner Pool.
  • Please note our lifeguards are exempt from wearing face masks due to the nature of their work as per government guidelines. They will wear face masks when working within 2m of customers.

🧡 We look forward to welcoming you back!

Please be patient and kind to our facility users and feel free to let us know if you have any questions by emailing us on splash.palace@icc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 217 7506. Or alternatively visit our website splashpalace.co.nz.


🏊🏻‍♀️ Swim School at Delta Level 2

Following advice from Sport New Zealand, all Splash Palace Learn To Swim classes for term 3 are cancelled.

We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

Please contact the Swim School team via email at swimschool@splashpalace.co.nz if you would like any further information.


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 Liquid Cafe – all indoors and with free off-street car parking

Splash Palace opening hours at Alert Level 2

Monday – Friday5:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday6:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday8:00am – 5:00pm
Note: The listed times are when the main facility is open. If you are interested in using a specific amenity, please refer to the tables below on specific operating times.
50m Main Pool, Spa Pool, and Sauna
Monday – Friday5:30am – 9:00pm
Saturday6:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday8:00am – 8:00pm
Note: Adults only in the spa pool and sauna. Between 3.30pm to 9pm on weekdays there may be limited space due to aquatic sports clubs’ bookings. The spa pool is unavailable each Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm for maintenance.
🆕 Hydroslides (Learn more)
Monday – Thursday4:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday4:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday10:00am – 6:00pm
School Holidays10:00am – 6:00pm
Public Holidays10:00am – 4:00pm
Leisure Pool (with Waves and Sprays)
Monday – Friday
   Waves and Sprays
6:00am – 9:00pm
   4:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
   Waves and Sprays
8:00am – 8:00pm
   11:00am – 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.
Liquid Cafe
Monday – Thursday7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday7:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday8:30am – 4:00pm

School holiday dates

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


Now sliding! Click here to learn more about our new Hydroslides.

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Pool Calendar

We regularly host a range of clubs and community groups at Splash Palace. Check the Upcoming Events to stay up-to-date on potential disruptions.

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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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