Fernland Spa Mineral Hot Pools

Fernland Spa Mineral Hot Pools
Bay of Plenty
250 Cambridge Road, Tauranga
Phone: (07) 578 3081
**Please mention nzhotpools.co.nz when you call**

Beautiful bush setting. Ponga trees encircling main pool. Private pools also available (with roof or no roof, or with jets), with ample room. Highly recommended. [Kiki, Tauranga ]


Heading South (SH2) to Tauranga turn right at the roundabout in Bethlehem (about 4 kms before Tauranga) This is Moffat Road. From Moffat road turn left into Cambridge Road the pools are down here. Watch for the sign on your left ( approx 2 kms) follow the signs down the hill to the pools. Heading in from Rotorua or Whakatane, follow signs (SH2) to Auckland and very soon after leaving the city you will come into Bethlehem , turn left at the roundabout and follow as above. They are small and simple and inexpensive. $6 March 09 [rosie holmes, NZ]

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My Experience
Fernland Spa is another favourite of mine. I've been visiting for years. They have the temperature just right in the outdoor family pool. What a lovely setting, native bush all around and the evening sky overhead. They have a number of private spas also which are only a couple of dollars extra. Thoroughly enjoyable. Recommended to all.
Bather Reviews
A large pool in good surroundings. Facilities are good. Had a look at the private pools and would book one on the next visit. Such a good setting I would have done coffee and cake if available. Well worth a visit.
Rating: 8/10
John Rogers - Auckland
07th October 2018
Clean, Shallow (kid friendly), built-in seating all the way round the pool. Signs say no jumping so kids were on a bit of a leash, but warm and happy. Pretty surrounds.
Rating: 8/10
Chris Williams - Hamilton
7th June 2011
We visited the Fernland in the evening and it was just lovely. The host was a bit distant and not exactly friendly but our experience was fine regardless. The grounds are beautiful, the bbq facilities look fantastic and there were several RVs parked. We used the main pool only and found it to be at a perfect temperature, especially for children. There are several hot jets bubbling upwards if you want a bit more heat and the water looked clean and the built-in seats were very nice. There is a minor sulfur/petrol smell from the jets but only when concentrated over the jets. Air quality otherwise was perfect. The change facilities were clean and ample. There is a drinks machine, coffee machine and ice creams for purchase afterwards. Towels are for hire as well. One thing that stood out to me was a sign near the loo in the change room telling guests not to submerge their heads but there was no other posted warning and no verbal warnings. We were quite confused by this. Overall, an 8 out of 10.
Rating: 8/10
J Purvis - Wellington
11th January 2010
just visited Fernland Spa in the weekend , the atmosphere there is very tranquil and relaxing , Its very apparent these pools are cleaned daily as the spas were "sparkling", , The gardens and surrounds are very pleasing to the eye and the staff member who assisted us (Bree)was very welcoming and helpful.we certainly will be returning and recommend this facility to revitalise yourself.
Rating: 10/10
william - new zealand
13th October 2014
Hi Harriet Thanks for taking the time to review Fernland Spa although it is disappointing to get such poor feedback. Your comments are important as we do strive to provide a great experience for all our visitors. All our pools are emptied , cleaned and refilled daily and have fresh geothermal water running through them constantly . I have no explanation nor excuse as to why you may have found the pool and water slimy. We do have an older complex and are constantly upgrading the facility which has been a popular destination for locals and visitors for 47 years but do feel our photos are a true representation of what we offer. I do apologize that you found the temperature of your private pool not to be as hot as you would have liked, we would have happily given you a hotter pool or a refund at the time if we were aware of this, as is our policy. I do hope you will visit us again in the future to see the continuing work we are doing to upgrade our facility . I am confident that we offer a good experience as shown by our Google and Trip Advisor reviews and ratings.
Rating: -/10
Wendy Bartlett - Tauranga
7th October 2014
Wouldn't recommend it!!! Very old and seen better days we came to use the private pools the water felt slimy as well as the bathing pool floors and walls the water also was just warm. Just the whole thing looked shabby nothing to what the pictures look like. Take a little drive to Rotorua much nicer pools to soak in.
Rating: -/10
Harriet -
6th October 2014
Thanks for your feedback Scott. We are very fortunate to have a great setting and wonderful geothermal water. Our complex has been in operation now for 47 years ( a true testament to its popularity ) and yes we are refurbishing it at present . We do pride ourselves on providing a clean and pleasant environment , some cleaning is carried out during opening hours so I can only assume you were visiting whilst this was happening which would explain the smell. We hope you will visit again soon to see our ongoing improvements.
Rating: -/10
Wendy -
27th May 2014
Very nice pools tucked away in there own tranquil setting.hard to believe that its so close to a city.We used the covered private pool which was quite warm and relaxing.Changing room had toilet and shower and a bench seat for sitting.The decor in the changing area was a bit old and worn but looked to be under slow construction?Everything seemed clean though.The only gripe I would have is the overpowering smell of cleaning chemicals as you entered the complex and inside the reception,it was a sickly sweet toilet cleaner type smell.I could smell it from the car park.But over all it was relatively cheap and a good place to go.
Rating: 7/10
Scott - Hamilton
25th May 2014
What a fabulous find. Water was very hot and relaxing. Will bring our caravan here. Can't wait. Loved it. Chose this over the Mount hot pools.
Rating: 10/10
Carol - Hamilton
16th August 2013
It is nice and i will be going there tonight.
Rating: 10/10
Britney Johnson - new zealand
3rd June 2012
Great pool! Beautiful setting. Lovely campground and the manager lady Mariana was delightful. Can't wait to go back!
Rating: 10/10
Adam - Australia
26th May 2012
A bit tricky to find, lovely bush surrounds, good changing facilities, nice staff, quiet (afternoon weekday in April), water not hot enough for me except if you stand above the two vents of hot water coming in. Like a dated kids swimming pool - would greatly improve if blue-painted concrete surrounds bowled and made with natural materials and colours to match the surroundings.
Rating: 6/10
Ben - Christchurch
1st May 2011
Wonderful surrounding and great coffee/hot choc machine when finished your swim.
Rating: 10/10
Malcolm - Waihi
5th February 2011
Beautiful place to enjoy a nice evening out :)
Rating: 10/10
Steph -
12th January 2011
the best hot pools we have ever been to.Highly recomend it .Parking for us motorhomers to.Very friendly & helpful staff.
Rating: 10/10
lloyd and Irene Robinson - New Plymouth
12th July 2009
My favorite hot pool in tauranga, very warm pool, always the right heat. Very nice setting amongst all the trees. we come here lots in the winter and just love it. we have been coming here for years now, very reasonable price when you compare how much alot of the pools in Rotorua cost.
Rating: 10/10
Shaun - Tauranga
6th August 2007
Nice main pool. A nude swim day is organised for 1 saturday in May each year.
Rating: 6/10
kiwi - ohakune
18th February 2007
many new improvements - continue to improve facilities - excellent, peaceful, relaxing
Rating: 9/10
roy - mt
18th January 2007
Beautiful setting in native bush and lovely picnic area. It seems to be a place where you encounter a lot of children so if you want a quiet peaceful soak in the main pool I wouldn't recommend. The pool temperature was good but got too hot after a while. I first went at night and have been during the day and have unfortunately been put off these pools as the water doesn't look very clean.
Rating: 5/10
Jen - Tauranga
20th July 2006
Superb family spa with six very large private pools & not too hot for the kids. Also very nice public pool,all set in a gully with lovely bush surroundings with lawn & barbie area.
Rating: 9/10
Peter williams - Waikato
15th April 2006
What a great place Fernland is. We live in Tauranga but don't use these hot pools enough. There's the main pool and private pools. We've used both and it really is just brilliant whichever way you go! The facilities are premium and to top it all off its surrounded by the beauty of native bush.
Rating: 9/10
Tania - Tauranga
25th August 2005
the staff can be alittle rude and nosey at times but the pools are clean and the best cos not fried up by chlorine like the mount hot pools
Rating: 9/10
sylvia - taurang
14th May 201

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