Learn, explore, create and stimulate your senses through the use of innovative lighting and sound technology.
COVID-19 Alert Level 2 update for Recreation and Sport Centres
Cowles Stadium, Graham Condon, Jellie Park, Pioneer, Taiora QEII and Nga Puna Wai are now open.
Online bookings are required for group fitness, aqua classes and Tumbletimes to help manage numbers and avoid waiting times. You can book up to seven days ahead, with easy cancellation via your email notification.
For programmes such as Swimsmart, gymnastics and sport group bookings, the standard booking process applies.
The saunas and steam rooms are not available. Please bring your own towel, goggles, drink bottle and mat for group fitness classes.
Payments are going cashless - you can use your EFTPOS card and payWave to pay at our centres.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Find out what you need to know before you visit
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.