Splash Palace

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.


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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 cafe – all indoors and with free off-street car parking.

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Please contact Splash Palace if you have any questions by calling us on (03) 217 7506.


Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 5.30am – 9.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 8.00am – 6.00pm
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 – Friday 5.30am – 9.00pm
Saturday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 8.00am – 6.00pm
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.
Hydroslides (Learn more)
Monday – Friday CLOSED
Saturday & Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
School Holidays 10.00am – 4.00pm
Public Holidays 10.00am – 4.00pm
Leisure Pool
Monday – Friday
   Waves and sprays running
6.00am – 9.00pm
   4.00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
   Waves and sprays running
8.00am – 6.00pm
   11.00am – 5.00pm
Learners Pool
Saturday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
School Holidays 1.00pm – 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.
Monday – Friday 7.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9.00am – 5.30pm


Birthday Parties

Make your child’s birthday one to remember at Splash Palace! With our private birthday room for food and games with direct access to our hydroslides and the leisure pool, a birthday party at Splash Palace is one your child won’t forget.   Booking times Available Monday – Sunday, 9am – 7pm. The last booking time […]

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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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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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Fees & Charges

The spectator charge applies to swim events only and does not apply to parents or caregivers watching their children during swim classes etc.

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