Drive up, jump out, dive in!

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

Splash Palace app - April 2014The 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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  • Friday, April 11
    Last Day of Waterpolo
  • Saturday April 12
    Southland Junior Schools Swim Meet. Deep end of the main pool closed 8.30am – 12pm and 1.30pm – 5pm. VERY limited lane swimming and aqua jogging space.
  • Sunday April 13
    Triathlon. 50m main pool closed 9.45am – 11am
  • Good Friday April 18
  • Easter Monday April 21
    Pool open 11am - 4pm
  • Southland Anniversary Day, Tuesday April 22
    Pool open 11am - 4pm.
  • Monday  April 21 - Friday May 2
    School Holiday Programme starts - organised activities 11am – 3pm (except Statutory Holidays)    
  • Anzac Day, Friday April 25
    Pool open 11am-4pm


Opening hours

Main Pool

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

Leisure Pool

Monday to Friday        7am to 9pm
Saturday, Sunday       8am to 8pm
Public Holidays         11am to 4pm

Learners'  Pool

Saturdays and
School Holidays           1pm to 4pm
Sundays                    10am to 4pm

Official school holiday dates
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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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How to keep in touch!

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