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 Andy & Emma Moore 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 suit yourself, hot in winter and cooler in summer. The tubs are cleaned and refilled with fresh water after each use, used water is irrigated onto the land. Take some time out enjoy the views across the man made lake surrounded by glistening snow tussocks and beautiful rock features.

Hot Tubs Omarama is the perfect place to spring a surprise on someone you love or get away with a group of friends to unwind. During the day enjoy the stunning mountain views or by night lay back and breath in the magic starscape of the milky way laid out above you, this is relaxation at its best. A soak in a hot tub will warm you all the way through. If you have worked or played hard a hot tub will melt the lactic acid out of your muscles and ease your aching body. The kiwi version of a Japanese Onsen is the perfect way to unwind.

There are 8 Private Hot Tubs, 2 Private Wellness Pods (hot tub and sauna) and a Public Sauna with a cold dip pool. Each site has its own changing room and towels are provided, nude bathing is just the best, Omarama is the perfect destination for some romance, with over three hundred reasonably priced tourist beds, some great cafes and gift shops and a huge slice of the great outdoors to play in
Come and relax in private peaceful surroundings.

Andy & Emma Moore with help from family and friends are the creators owner/operators and staff of Hot Tubs Omarama you will receive exceptional service because they are passionate about this business it is their dream turned into reality.

Some visitors comments: “Loved the spa and service, thanks so much.” – MS & LJ Los Angeles | “The best Hot Pool ever, fantastic.”  Helen and Graham, Auckland


Hot Tubs Omarama is in the Omarama town boundary on State highway 8 between Omarama and Twizel. It is across the road from the Omarama Airfield and the Wrinkly Ram Cafe.

State Highway 8 goes between Christchurch and Queenstown/ Wanaka [Jan Thomas, Omarama New Zealand]

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  • 8 Private Hot Tubs
  • Built from Canadian western red cedar
  • Each tub located in a private setting with its own changing room and shower
  • Can seat 1-4 people
  • 2 Private Wellness Pods
  • Built from Douglas Fir
  • Each Pod includes: private sauna, outdoor private hot tub, shower & changing room
  • Can seat 1 to 6 people with a maximum of 8
  • 1 Public Sauna
  • All tubs/pods cleaned & re-filled after each use with fresh mountain water - no chemicals are added
  • Good quality New Zealand roasted coffee and organic cold drinks for sale
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Bather Reviews
We could not get our pool as hot as we wanted. We even specifically requested a hotter one several days in advance. We left the little flap open the whole hour, but it didn't really do much. We were there at night in the winter, and there was a bright light shining directly at the pool, making it so we couldn't really see many stars. The change room's heater turns off after about 1-2 minutes so there is no real way to not be freezing as your getting dressed again. They were nice, but we felt like they were way overpriced.
Rating: 5/10
Nick - New Zealand
30th July 2021
Recently visited with my wife, it was a really cool experience. Found the self-regulation of the pools a small nuisance as you had to get out to adjust the temp.. But other than that it was great and staff very friendly.
Rating: 8/10
Vincent -
18th October 2017
We loved it here, the surroundings were beautiful and peaceful. Would recommend for the atmosphere! Maybe a little pricey but that's just my opinion. :)
Rating: 8/10
Talia - NZ
18th October 2017
Loved this place the tubs are very neat to sit in especially on a very cold snowy day. Service from the staff was very professional and helpful possibly a little hot for kids we actually had to keep getting out so the temperature regulation was a little average.
Rating: 8/10
David D - Marlborough New Zealand
15th October 2017
Amazing, surreal and worth travelling to visit, specially for a soak and unwind. Will be back.
Rating: 10/10
James - Hastings NZ
10th July 2017
Omarama is in North Otago,not the Mackenzie or Canterbury as some people think.If in doubt,ask a local.Information centres should atleast know where they are would be a good start.
Rating: -/10
Jimmy Courtney - OMARAMA
10th September 2015
stunning! We enjoyed simply the BEST hot pool experience EVER here - on the Winter Solstice under a full moon, our visit was magical - highly recommend you make the effort and give yourself a soak -it is a luxurious event!
Rating: 10/10
Wendy McLoughlin - Morere, NZ
10th December 2013

Rating: 10/10
norm hedges - NZ
29th March 2013
Awesome. You must visit here. Although we nearly missed it as we had looked for hot pools on this site and Omarama is listed here as being in Canterbury. Its actually in Otago !!
Rating: 10/10
Rod Sloan - Canberra, Australia
9th September 2012
A must go!! It's private and romantic! I would rate 11 out of 10 if we could!! :)
Rating: 10/10
Ken & Wendy - Auckland
13th July 2012
me and my partner have always go there for time out and we have been there 4 times now! IT A GREAT PLACE!
Rating: 10/10
Mansa -
28th September 2011
Really well worth stopping for. Really special after sun set, most awesome view of the night sky. Great experience. Best Hot Pools in NZ.
Rating: 10/10
Jim - NZ
3rd September 2011
This is a truly unique experience, unlike ANY other. Totally private outdoor tubs in the most beautiful setting. The tubs are cleaned AFTER EACH use, so the water is pristine and just for you. Compare the price with other similar operations and you will be so surprised. Lovely friendly service.
Rating: 10/10
sideshowbob - New Zealand
26th May 2011
Loved this experience, nothing beats sitting in the beautifully warm water in a gorgeous setting soaking up the amazing views. Time meant nothing as the moment was forever!
Rating: 10/10
Anna - Timaru
12th September 2010
Awesome, relaxing place. Friendly staff who let me stay as long as I wanted to!
Rating: 10/10
Serena -
6th September 2010

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