Manupirua Thermal Springs

Name: Jools
Rating: 10/10
on 1 December 2013

Just return here after a fifteen year absence, but for the first 45 years of my life these featured predominantly in all my holidays and those of most of my extended family. Certainly now in the public domain, with cruise ships in Tauranga shuttling visitors to Otaramarae where kayaks are utilised to get to the pools. Add in the charter boats out of various spots on the Lake and exclusivity and small numbers look to be a thing of the past. However, they don’t stay long, and we *originals* can get back to doing what we do best ~ staring out at the lake with the sound of gentle water under the trees… dreaming in warm healing bliss.