Handpicked by a Rotorua Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Spa Pools In Rotorua'.

Although known for its geothermal and adventure attractions, Rotoura is also a great place to relax.  Taking advantage of the natural geothermal activity, there are plenty of spa pools to soak in. With spa pools overlooking lakes, forests, and geothermal activity, there's a good choice of spa pool experiences on offer.  We've picked our favourite spa pools in Rotorua for some inspiration on where to enjoy a relaxing hour or two.


Polynesian Spa

Polynesian Spa, New Zealand’s original geothermal bathing experience, offers therapeutic hot springs, wellness activities, and unique spa therapy treatments.  For over 52 years, it has been a sanctuary for visitors, consistently ranked among the world’s top spas and a must-do attraction in the region.   Water from two natural surface springs feeds into 28 mineral pools.  The s...


Hells Gate Geothermal Park and Mud Bath and Spa

WHERE THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH MEETS THE SKY.   More than just a place of myth and legend, this land has the power to heal and excite anyone who meets it, just as it has done for centuries.  Come and discover New Zealand's most unique geothermal experience.   WHERE THE EARTH INSPIRES AND EXCITES. Brought to life by Rūaumoko, our land has inspired stories and excited visitors ...

Secret Spot Hot Tubs

Reconnect with family, friends, and nature after your day’s adventures at Secret Spot Hot Tubs.  Experience forest bathing at its finest with your own cedar hot tub filled with fresh spring water, overlooking the majestic Whakarewarewa Forest and Puarenga Stream. Surrounded by native ferns, you’ll enjoy a 45-minute hot tub soak as well as refreshing cold plunge tubs and craft drinks...

Wai Ora Day Spa

Wai Ora Day Spa combines the healing power of thermal pools with New Zealand culture for a unique experience. 'Wai Ora' translates to 'healing waters', which is exactly how these geothermal hot pools and mud baths have been used for over 700 years. Located in a town famous for its unique geothermal activity, Wai Ora is a part of Rotorua's only Spa Resort Hotel. Offering three distinct cultur...

Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools

Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools are locally owned and operated and totally unique to New Zealand and around the world.  Open all year for that early winter morning soak, a summer's day picnic and swim, or a romantic evening under a starlit sky. The hot pools are accessible only by boat or by air which means this haven remains unspoiled and pristine.  Come and enjoy the beauty of the surroundin...

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