Splash Palace

Updated Alert Level 2

In response to updated guidance from Sport New Zealand and Recreation Aotearoa, Splash Palace will be returning to our normal opening hours from Monday 18 October.

  • We’ve adjusted our procedures to allow club and group visits while still remaining open to the public.
  • We will be increasing lane swimming to two people per lane and creating buffer lanes between groups and the public.
  • We will be closing the learners pool to the public and resuming swimming lessons. We will continue to limit numbers in the leisure pool and will be opening every second shower in the changing rooms.

We understand that these procedures may mean longer wait times for some. If you’re planning a visit you can call us on (03) 217 7506 to see if there may be a wait.

These are extraordinary times and the team here at Splash Palace are looking forward to see you all back at the pool soon.


Alert Level 2 opening hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 5.30am to 9.00pm
  • Saturdays: 6.00am to 8.00pm
  • Sundays: 8.00 to 8.00pm

⚠️ Please remember that Alert Level 2 restrictions are still in place:

  • Check-in on arrival using QR code or log book
  • Maintain 2-metre social distancing
  • Maximum numbers in pools will be enforced
  • No food at pool side

Hydroslides remain closed at Alert Level 2


📈 Popular times

Please note that public lane swimming and aqua jogging capacity will be limited during peak hours in the morning (5.30–7.00am) and evening (4.00–7.30pm).

  • Peak hours (morning): 5.30am – 7.00am
  • Peak hours (evening): 4.00pm 7.30pm

If you’re planning a visit you can call us on (03) 217 7506 to see if there may be a wait.


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


Opening Hours at Alert Level 2

Monday – Friday5:30am – 9:00pm
Saturday6:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday8:00am – 8:00pm
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)
⛔ Closed during Alert Level 2.
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
⛔ Closed during Alert Level 2.
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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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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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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