Waiariki Pools, Ngawha Springs

Name: Allan Bacon
Rating: 8/10
on 15 June 2006

NZ’s best kept secret, Ngawha Springs. I met one bloke walking down to the Bulldog, 3 months after his initial ‘dip’ when they had to lower him into the pool from up top, because he was unable to walk down. He attributed his progress to the healing properties of the waters. There are 8 pools, each with a different, but natural, chemical makeup. Each of these pools is reputed to have a seperate healing function. Two gents I heard of went there first thing in the morning to drink the waters of one pool, that was reputed to have waters good for the eyesight. I do not know how true the claim is, but these blokes could still see better than most. They are in their late 80’s and early 90’s.

Personally, I just enjoyed soaking in the waters as they were most relaxing.