Splash Palace


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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

Monday – Friday5:30am – 9:00pm
Saturday6:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday8:00am – 8:00pm
Good FridayClosed
Christmas DayClosed
Public Holidays9:00am – 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)

🆕Hydroslides

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

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Upcoming Events

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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Contact Us

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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