Natural thermal water pools



Polynesian Spa

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Polynesian Spa
Lakeside, Hinemoa Street

A World Top 10 Spa as voted by Conde Nast Traveller. Overlooking Lake Rotorua, Polynesian Spa is where you can relax in a wonderful array of hot mineral spring pools and indulge in sumptuous spa therapies. The delux Lake Spa consists of four hot mineral rock pools surrounded by native New Zealand flora, and waterfall and grotto. The general admision Adult Pools & Priest Spa has a large swimming pool and three radium hot spring pools renowned for their therapeutic properties.

There are also nine private pools for clothing optional bathing which overlook the lake and are available for 30 minutes. The Polynesian Spa also has a wonderful Spa Essentials store and a cafe serving healthy food in either an indoor or an outdoor setting.

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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
Waikite Valley Road, RD1

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a place to experience the 'Living Waters' of Waikite Valley, home of the magnificent Te Manaroa Spring, the largest single source of 100% pure boiling water in New Zealand. Every pool is filled daily with fresh geothermal water, ensuring a pure bathing experience. There are a variety of pools and priavte pools for all ages set in beautifully landscaped gardens.

Enjoy a tasty meal or refreshment at the cafe and make the most of the spacious covered patio that overlooks the family pool.

Directions: Travel south towards Taupo on State Highway 5. Turn right opposite Wai-O-Tapu onto Waikite Valley Road and travel 6kms - just follow the signs..

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Spa at QE

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Spa at QE
Cnr Fenton & Whakaue Streets

Located within QE Health, the Spa at QE started its life as a hospital. Opening in 1942, the spa was originally used to rehabilitate soldiers returning from World War II. The spa continues today as a treatment centre for people with all forms of rheumatic, arthritic, or muscle aches and pains. QE Health offers various therapeutic massage treatments - some performed under jets of warm thermal water. There are also mud baths and body wraps. Alternatively, you can relax in the thermal waters of the Rachel Pool.

Why not bathe in a little bit of history.

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Rotorua Mud Baths



Hells Gate Mud Bath

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Hells Gate Mud Baths & Sulphur Spa
State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua

Hells Gate geothermal attraction is the home to a unique Rotorua Spa Experience - The historic Mud Bath and Sulphur Spa where Maori have been bathing in the geothermal muds and sulphur waters more than 700 years and European settlers have been for more than 150 years.

The new Mud Bath and Spa Complex at Hells Gate uses the silky smooth grey mud from the geothermal park and the sulphur spas use the sulphur water from the 'Hurutini' pool.

This spa experience, unique in the world, will leave your skin clean and soft to touch which can last up to 6 weeks after the spa experience due to the amazing properties endowed in the geothermal mud and sulphur water by mother nature. Understand why people seek out these pools to ease muscle and joint pain.

Now open Twilight hours until 10pm.

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Geothermally heated pools



The Blue Baths

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The Blue Baths
Queens Drive, Government Gardens

Located in Rotorua's dress circle and described as one of New Zealand's most loved buildings, the Blue Baths have been faithfully restored and are once again the epitome of glamour and style. This stunning heritage building, with its geothermally heated pools and 1930s ambience provides the perfect place to unwind and relax. The original Juvenile Pool is generally around 31°C and the two hot soak pools between 37°C & 42°C.

The pools are open from 10am till 6:00 pm daily although closing times may vary if the venue is being used for a private event.

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