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Hot Tubs Omarama
At Hot Tubs Omarama the dream has become a reality after four years of planning, gaining consents and creating the rocky landscape for the private hot tubs Lance and Jan Thomas are wowing visitors and locals alike with their healthy Spa complex on State Highway 8 in Omarama.  Day or night you can soak in a private outdoor Hot Tub filled with fresh mountain water, no chemicals are added and you adjust the temperature to...
A.C. Baths
Nestled into a quiet valley, AC Baths is the perfect location to soak away your cares.Hot private geothermal mineral pools are self contained with their own garden setting, shower and change area. Temperatures range from 39 to 42 degrees and are perfect to keep you warm and eliminate any aches and pains. Complemented by a sauna and steam rooms plus a huge indoor and outdoor leisure pool at a warm temperature of 35 degrees if you...
Tokaanu Thermal Pools
Tokaanu is a small village situated in a very pleasant quiet spot with a stream running through it. Boasting a Thermal bathing area a taonga of the Ngati Kurauia people a hapu of Ngati Tuwharetoa, which for generations has been recognised as having the 'wai ora (healing waters)'. The thermal waters and steam in generations past was used for puia (cooking with the steam) and boiling harakeke (flax) for raranga (weaving). This still happens today. Come...
Tongariro Springs Boutique Suites
Tongariro Springs Boutique Suites is small private accommodation bordering on Tongariro National Park.  We are central to the Tongariro Crossing, the Northern Circuit and the Mt Ruapehu Ski Season. Our Hot pool is 12x5m and 34 – 38 deg C, we also have a separate Jacuzzi, both have lovely native landscape outlooks.  Pools are only available for in house guests. Tongariro Springs provides host-less accommodation.  Upon booking you are sent pre-arrival instructions.  Check in from 2pm onward. Enjoy...
Polynesian Spa
In the heart of New Zealand’s geothermal region lies Polynesian Spa, a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat, on the tranquil shores of Lake Rotorua. Channelling the geothermal marvels in its backyard, waters from two natural springs are fed into the 27 mineral pools at Polynesian Spa. The slightly acidic Priest Spring relieves tired muscles, aches and pains while the alkaline waters of the Rachael Spring nourish the skin.  Also a retreat for athletes,...
Miranda Holiday Park
This is a pool with small bays and a lot of seating around the edges of the pool. Its easy to get into/out as it is gently sloping and is consistently warm at 38 degrees. Its sheltered from the wind due to its high sides and the pool is covered with shade sails. Overall, a very modern pool which is absolutely magic especially on at night when there is steam all about! Numerous on-site activities...
Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park
Hot Water Beach has been rated as one of the world’s top 10 beaches by Lonely Planet. Situated on the east coast of the Coromandel and surrounded by volcanic landscapes, Hot Water Beach is situated on geothermal fissures from where natural volcanic springs seep up through the sand. With the help of a spade one can create handmade spas on the beach. Hot Water Beach is also popular with surfers, but take care as there are strong...
Parakai Springs
Unleash Northwest's best kept secret for the ultimate day trip. Just over 40 mins from Auckland's CBD lies one of New Zealand's natural geothermal wonders - Parakai Springs. Large indoor and outdoor pools and two thrilling hydro-slides have been the main attractions for decades. BBQ and picnic areas are situated throughout the park and options for hiring marquees for groups is also available. If you are not wanting to prepare your own food take advantage of the...
Latest Reviews
  • Ray
    Visited Welcome Flats many times in the 80s. Crossed over Copeland Pass (east to west) a few times but most of my visits to the hot pools were in from the West Coast to stay a couple of nights, then out. Sometimes in a group, sometimes just a couple of us. Flew in there by chopper once too which was pretty cool. It was the old smaller hut back then and someone had written the words from a Bob...
    05th June 2020
  • Richard
    Great semi natural pool the scum is natural and underneath is clean and fresh bubbly only issue would be the odd car load of hoons having a drift in the gravel car park other locals very friendly and welcoming
    Butchers Pool - Kawerau
    14th May 2020
  • Rita James
    Loved the private spa.and my grandchild and family loved the pool. I have been several times and cant wait for it to open. Thankyou
    15th May 2020
Latest Photo
The Bridge (aka The Secret Spot, aka HotnCold), Waiotapu Stream
View from the bridge showing a small group enjoying being back to nature.
Miranda Hot Springs
Miranda Hot Springs main pool from by entry, looking diagonal towards men’s changing rooms. Note wall of paddling pools on left and adult only “sauna” pool (shady bit) at far end. Wed 30/10/2019
Oropi Hot Pools, Cafe & Beauty Spa
New drone photo of Oropi Hot Pools, Cafe & Beauty Spa