Opal Hot Springs and Holiday Park

Name: PRV
Rating: 5/10
on 19 February 2009

We ventured over there a few weeks ago after finding the Te Aroha pools closed due to someone pooping in them. The pools are clean and the surroundings plain but presentable. However, the water was far too cold. The small “hot” pool which according to the sign was 39°C, was probably more like 28°C. The middle pool was much colder than the sign suggested and the large pool may as well not even be heated – best description of it would be “tepid”. I don’t understand why people who own such establishments can’t spend a bit more time and effort in their upkeep and presentation, and actually have the pools as hot as what the signs suggest!