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.
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Holiday hours at the Palace
Sunday 24 Dec 2017 8am – 4pm (cafe closed)
Monday 25 Dec Pool and cafe CLOSED
Tuesday 26 Dec 11am – 4pm (cafe closed)
Wednesday 27 Dec 11am – 4pm (cafe closed)
Thursday 28 Dec 11am – 4pm (cafe closed)
Friday 29 Dec 11am – 4pm (cafe closed)
Saturday 30 Dec 11 – 4m (cafe closed)
Sunday 31 Dec 11am – 4pm (cafe closed)
Monday 1 Jan 2018 11am – 4pm (cafe closed)
Tuesday 2 Jan 11am – 4pm (cafe closed)
Wednesday 3 Jan 6am – 9pm (cafe open)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
– from all the members of the Splash Palace team.
50m pool, swirl pool and sauna
Monday to Friday 5.30am to 9pm
Saturday 6am to 8pm
Sunday 8am to 8pm
Public holidays 11am to 4pm (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 3.45pm to 5pm, 7.30pm to 9pm
Saturday, Sunday 11am to 4.30pm, 6.30pm to 8pm
- Learners’ Pool
Saturdays 1pm to 4pm
Sundays 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)