Taranaki Mineral Pools

Taranaki Mineral Pools
Taranaki Mineral Pools
8 Bonithon Avenue, New Plymouth
Phone: (06) 759 1666
**Please mention nzhotpools.co.nz when you call**

Beautifully restored Mineral Pool Complex. Focusing on relaxation and rehabilitation. Therapy studio above, physiotherapists, Aix massage suite, and a diverse range of therapeutic massage: sports, relaxation, huna, and wastu. 5 private rooms, each with shower and change area. Computer controlled filling system that drains after each booking. Temperatures range from 32 to 40 degrees. In ground therapy pool and luxury group spa to accommodate large groups. Chlorine free. Artesian bore 3004 ft sourced during oil exploration in the 1900s. Total relaxation, wellness, from earth to you! [Sam, NZ]


Head south on St Aubyn Street, turn right into Bonithon Ave beside Devon Intermediate School. [C Vale, New Zealand]

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My Experience
This place is pretty cool, I have been there a lot when visiting my Dad in Taranaki. It is made up of several private spa pools and 2 medium sized public pools. They are all indoors and the place is very tastefully furnished and professional. The price is a little steep but the hosts are very friendly and you get to choose the precise temp you like. Another of
Bather Reviews
The young lady that attended to us Ally is just a gem so polite and friendly well worth the visit
Rating: 10/10
Gaylene hill - New Plymouth
27th April 2019
Book first as they are in demand. The pools were such a relief for my MS no doubt we will be back next time we get a holiday. thanks again to the friendly thoughtful staff. highly recommended to all.
Rating: 10/10
Donna and Fraser Wright - Foxton Beach
06th October 2015
No so much my thing as it is my partners,but great all the same and will continue to come back. Thanks.
Rating: 10/10
Sean & Sam - NZ
15th October 2014
My partner & I have been going to the Spa for a couples massage and soak now for over 2 months and enjoy every moment spent there. The ladies are always welcoming & our therapists are wonderful. We both leave in a complete different state. Absolute Bliss! Highly recommend you try it out today.
Rating: 10/10
Jaxs and Josh - New Plymouth
16th May 2011
The website stated they are open until 9pm tonight. We arrived at 7.30pm and the lady at reception bluntly informed us that bookings for private pools are essential and they are fully booked tonight. We asked to use the public spa and she said that it is drained at this time of night. We suggested that they update the website to show that, since it says they are open till 9pm. The lady said, in a dismissive tone of voice, "I only work here".
Rating: 1/10
Karen - New Plymouth
19th August 2010
The best!, pool was perfect and had massage after, great combo, went in on valentines day, would fully recomend as they really roll out the red carpet and go the exra mile for you, with nibbles and wine and beer in spa to make the best valentines day ever, A+++
Rating: 9/10
Tegan - New Plymouth
18th February 2010
very relaxing and enjoyable also great service
Rating: 10/10
Zef Sowman - New PLymouth
18th February 2010
i have had alot of great massages at this lovely complex. always pleasant staff, nice and clean, some folks will always complain no matter what. I have only had great experiences there
Rating: 9/10
emma davis - new plymouth
5th October 2009
Relaxing and great staff but the complex itself could do with a update, clean and tidy but not luxury.
Rating: 7/10
Braddock -
1st May 2009
Had a super tub experience and an AIX massage!
Rating: 9/10
Kathleen Korb - South Africa
20th November 2007
Great Service, Great Staff, Great Atmosphere. I wish we had pools like this in Brisbane. Simply Amazing Experience.
Rating: 9/10
Angela - Brisbane, Australia
2nd April 2007
Sometimes good, sometimes bad. Needs to be hotter, quicker, cheaper, better.
Rating: 5/10
Nozzle - New Plymouth
3rd August 2006
The hot pool was fabulous. The staff service was average and the guy letting off (loud and smelly!!) farts in the next pool was gross.
Rating: 6/10
emily - New Plymouth
4th July 2006

Rating: 9/10
anonymous -
23rd May 2006
One of the nicest mineral pool complexes I have ever been to. The hydro massage is the best! I wish I had taken some of the bottled water with me...
Rating: 10/10
Tracy Anderson - USA
13th April 2006
I have been using these facilities since they opened and have high praise for all . I look forward to my monthly massage.
Rating: 9/10
Peter Dobson - New Plymouth
3rd March 2011
we aplogise that you had a bad experience at our thermal spa. we pride ourselves on our 92% qualmark grading. Our staff member should have accomodated you at this time of day. Our web page has been updated now with current hours, and bookings are recommended.
Rating: -/10
coral -
30th September 2010
I find my twice weekly visits to the pools such a totally relaxing and therapeutic experience that really helps me tolerate living with the constant pain of Arthiritis. On leaving the pools I find I am totally relaxed and at peace and my pain levels are minimal.The staff are so friendly and empathetic to all the clients wishs that I can not thank them enough for making my visits a truly enjoyable experience.
Rating: 10/10
Margaret Prestney - New Plmouth
24th November 2009
have tried 3 times to ring between 2pm and 3pm.. NO REPLY after reading the reviews I dont have much want to go there anymore
Rating: -/10
Kt.Stark - new zealand
2nd October 2009
Rating: 10/10
Tony Boswell -
24th August 2009
Relaxation to the extreme...and the best staff in the world!
Rating: 9/10
Paul Vega - New Plymouth, New Zealand
20th September 2008
Gayest experience of my life!!!! The only enjoyable moment was leaving!!
Rating: -/10
Ashleigh Flay - New Plymouth, New Zealand
9th May 2008
A very, very cool place for a wind down. Clean and fresh amenities, Qualmark rating displayed and lots of historic information. I find it odd that the three bad comments are all posted on the same day?? I certainly can't agree with any of them. Staff were efficient and friendly with good information provided.
Rating: 9/10
Paul - New Plymouth
4th September 2007
My partner & I quite often come to these pools as we live here. Staff are good & I dont know what mineral pools people are referring to because it certainly is not a dirty place. Also, how can the pools be cold if you choose the temperature yourself?!?!? I also agree that as it is a place of relaxation, if you want to take your children somewhere go to Kawaroa Aquatic Centre. Mineral Pools are highly recommended!!
Rating: 8/10
Mel - New Plymouth
16th July 2007
Love this place! My boyfriend and I came here November last year when we took a mini break to the Naki. Beautiful clean water, silky smooth and very hot - you can pick your own temperature! I don't know what these other people are on about with the water not being hot enough and the pools being dirty - it was clean as a whistle as they put fresh water in for you, and it was so hot that my boyfriend nearly passed out when we got out of the pool and had to sit down in reception for a few minutes! Staff were very friendly and made sure that the atmosphere remained quiet by telling people to keep the noise levels down. I didn't have a problem with that - we were there to relax. If you want a place for your kids then go to some public pools or something... This place gets the thumbs up from me!
Rating: 10/10
Celina - Palmerston North, NZ
29th June 2007
Is nice if it was warm enough. Never can get it as hot as you really want it. Not very child friendly. My very shy 3 year was told to use her "inside voice" when she hadn't even said a word. Obviously had bad kids in past but should not blame poor innocent child over this. Give customers the child guidelines. ALso try to book a pool one evening as we had visitors from out of town and were told NO kids after 4.30. How rude! So family can come but not the kids! We only have one very shy three year old for goodness sakes!
Rating: 2/10
Sophie - New Zealand
16th May 2007
is it wheelchair friendly - can disabled people get into there?
Rating: -/10
priscilla - perth w.a.
25th March 2007
Were told that we looked like we were cold because we were so rugged up and that the temp would be the coolest they had. I asked for the hottest and the person declined. Would have been great if the water was hot.
Rating: 1/10
Ben Nyssen - nz
25th June 2006
Very nice and clean. Good fun for family, recomended. Call in advance to order the temperature you want.
Rating: 7/10
Stanislav - Palmerston North, NZ / Russia
17th April 2006
Rating: 10/10
Tamsin - New Zealand
4th November 2005
Rating: -/10
dennis washer - new zealand
20th October 2005
A brillant way to wind down. We now go regularly since we discovered it!!
Rating: 10/10
Raelene Greig - New Plymouth
31st August 2005
Been going to Mineral Pools for years. Love it! Massages are great here too. Prices for the private pools are well priced compared to the likes of Rotorua.
Rating: 10/10
Holly and Simon Winter - Auckland
4th July 2007
A beautiful relaxation center with many wonderful options - massage, facials, hot pools (cleaned inbetween customers and filled on arrival), hairdressing, float tank, cannot get enuf! The no children policy after 5.30 is great as the noise level is much lower. I try and go as often as poss, highly recommended :)
Rating: 10/10
Jennifer - New Plymouth
1st October 2007
what can i say! perfect in every way. staff friendly and grounded. we have moved here from north wales uk and we came out after experiencing the mineral pool refreshed calm cleansed. this is a real life changing experience. we will become regulars it is child friendly before 5.00pm and we were shocked at other comments we will tell everyone visiting here from uk. once again heavenly thanks to all regards shaun and michelle p.s. the drinking water is the best ever
Rating: 10/10
shaun and michelle - new plymouth
8th March 2008
unfortunatley the poor massages that are given lets these fantastic pools down. they are lovely and purely relaxing, but i would not reccommend an AIX massage. neither would others i have spoken to.
Rating: 5/10
j.kidby - new plymouth
6th October 2008
My wife have been coming to the mineral pools off and on for sometime for a spa, last night we had a massage as well and it was awesome. Great staff and complex. Will be back for sure!
Rating: 9/10
Graham Arthur - New Plymouth
4th April 2011

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