Splash Palace

COVID-19 Level 2 information and timetable:

Spa, Sauna and Cold Plunge pool will be closed during Level 2.

The Café will not be operating at level 2 however cold drinks and snacks can still be purchased from Reception.

All customers and visitors must complete contact tracing requirements, these will be available on arrival at reception.

Swim School is open from Monday 25th May under level 2 guidelines, click here for more information.

All membership, discount cards and direct debits will be reactivated on Thursday 14 May. If you would like to discuss your membership, card or account please give us a call on 03 2177506 after 10am, Thursday 14 May.

Please be aware of the 1 metre distancing requirements at all times! We need your help in ensuring that all taking part in the activities at Splash Palace are able to do so in a safe and healthy way.

Please take your time when you come back to the facility as we have made some layout changes, our staff will be happy to assist if required.

Please be aware that space limitations/maximums will apply and may prevent admissions during peak times. To be check space availability please contact us on 03 217 7506

Opening Hours 

Monday – Friday

Main pool

5.00am – 6.00am             Aquatic Club Bookings – No Public Space

6.00am – 6.30pm             Public Lane swimming, Aqua Jogging & Rehab

6.30pm – 8.30pm             Aquatic Club Bookings – No Public Space

Leisure pool

6.30am – 10.00am           Aqua Jogging and Rehab

10.00am – 6.30pm           Public session


Main Pool

6.00am – 8.00am             Aquatic Club Bookings – No Public Space

8.00am – 6.00pm             Lane Swimming & Aqua Jogging

Leisure pool

8.00am – 10.00am           Aqua Jogging & Rehab

10.00am – 6.00pm           Public session


Main Pool

8.00am – 6.00pm             Lane Swimming & Aqua Jogging

Leisure pool

8.00am – 10.00am           Aqua Jogging & Rehab

10.00am – 6.00pm           Public session



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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 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)

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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