Pandora Splash Zone at Ahuriri's Pandora Pond is Hawke’s Bay’s first inflatable water playground.
Opened in late 2016, Splash Zone was upgraded in January 2018, doubling in size to approximately 28m by 19m. It now includes:
Splash Zone is open – and free of charge - for young people and adults until the summer season is over. It is be removed over winter, though the anchors connecting it to the estuary floor remain.
It is patrolled by lifeguards on weekdays from 3pm to 8pm, and weekends and holidays from 10am to 8pm. For safety reasons, only children aged eight years and over can use Splash Zone. There are are some other safety rules that are covered off in signs around the playground and also on this page.
Splash Zone has been made by Wibit, a German company that specialises in open water inflatable playgrounds. Its work can be seen around the world, including several playgrounds in Australia.
Pandora Splash Zone is Hawke's Bay's first inflatable water playground, situated in Pandora Pond, Ahuriri.
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