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. 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: 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, 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.