Ngawha mineral baths is in my opinion the best in nz…. rustic instead of homogenous… in the bottom of different pools you can stand in the lovely silt instead of plastic sterility of most commercial hot pools. Try it tyou will not regret it. and soon because its an absolute secret at the moment with little advertising (so write down the address from here). 3 out of 6 times Ive been there Ive had it to myself and the other three times only 2-6 other “soakers” , but maybe that empty was just my luck. PS Even camped on the shores of the lake and swum in the hotpools til midnite then back in at 7.30… magnificent!