Drive up, jump out, dive in!

The Southland Aquatic Centre - Splash Palace - is one of the top public pool facilities in New Zealand.

The Invercargill centre's southern coastal theme makes it a fun place to visit and there are few communities in the world that can boast an indoor aquatic centre of this size 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, steam room and a cafe - all indoors and with off-street car parking.


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Saturday, August 2: South Island Secondary Schools Canoe Polo Champs. Deep end of main pool will be closed from 8am to 8pm. No Aqua jogging or hydroslide during these times. No lane swimming available 7.30am to 9.30am and limited space from 9.30am to 8pm.

Sunday, August 3:  South Island Secondary Schools Canoe Polo Champs. Deep end of main pool will be closed from 8am to 2pm. No Aqua jogging or hydroslide during this time.

Sunday, August 17: Southland Winter Championships Swim meet. Deep end of main pool closed 8am to noon and 1pm to 4pm. Limited lane swimming and Aqua jogging available during these times and the Hydroslide will be closed.

Opening hours

50m main pool, swirl pool and sauna

Splash Palace locator mapMonday to Friday       5.30am to 9pm
Saturday                   6am to 8pm
Sunday                     8am to 8pm
Public Holidays        11am to 4pm
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 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


For school hilday 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.


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Swim School

Quality lessons are provided at the Splash Palace and Bluff Pool complexes.

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Terms and conditions

We want everyone to have fun and an enjoyable visit - so there are terms and conditions.

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Splash Palace fees and charges

Current fees and charges for Splash Palace, including casual fees and discount card details.

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Splash Palace contacts

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