The summer swim season has gotten off to a mixed start for popular theme park Splash Planet, which opened last Monday.
Acting aquatics manager Peran Hutchings said the first week had been "a bit up and down" with the weather, but this was to be expected during for this time of the year.
"A few teacher-only days meant we had a bunch of kids enjoy some relatively quiet days which they enjoyed."
He said the weather would continue to influence the number of visitors.
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"We are unsure, but expect to have great crowds if the sun is out.
"Hopefully we have an increase in numbers.
"If the weather is fine, we will hopefully have a good crowd to enjoy the opening weekend at Splash Planet, but still be able to catch the Magpies take on Taranaki in the semi at McLean Park on Saturday afternoon."
The park wasn't badly impacted by Covid-19, as travel restrictions and the nationwide lockdown came at the tail end of last season.
"Luckily, like most seasonal tourist operations in New Zealand, we had already been through our peak, but we did close for the season early."
The park would be operating like normal with regards to Covid-19, though people are advised to stay home they are sick, wash or sanitise hands regularly and sign in with the QR codes, he said.
Opening hours will be 10am to 5.30pm, seven days a week.