Learn, explore, create and stimulate your senses through the use of innovative lighting and sound technology.
Visiting Recreation and Sport Centres during Alert Level 2
Our centres remain open under COVID Alert Level 2, with steps in place to ensure people can maintain physical distancing and that we have the ability to contact trace. Please stay at home if you or anyone in your house is unwell. Find out more.
We encourage you to download the NZ COVID Tracer app.
You can book in for your group fitness class, including Spin, AquaFit and Tumbletimes.
Some times of the day can be busier than others and we will continue to monitor capacity to ensure our customers can physical distance. There may be queues at times, please be patient with other customers and our staff while we work through these changes together. We’ll keep people moving as quickly and as safely as possible and ensure physical distancing.
Until Saturday 26 September our Swimsmart programme is running with reduced times and programming. Lessons for Tigersharks, Barracudas, Marlins and Mini Squads are on at the usual times. All other lessons are on hold.
Starting Monday 28 September a new Swimsmart programme has been created to enable all lessons to run under Alert Levels 1 and 2 without disruption. Bookings open on Monday 21 September. Find out more.
A multi-sensory experience
The Southern Centre is a multi-sensory environment for people of all ages and abilities.
It is a unique facility with the ability to cater to the needs of the individual, empowering you to choose your own environment, make changes and control your leisure time.
Interact with the smell machine, bubble column, shadow wall and more - all aimed at stimulating an individual's senses through smell, touch, light and sound.
At-home sensory activities for children
Your whole whānau can enjoy these fun sensory activities with simple items you have around home.