Hot Pools

Visitors have been flocking to Rotorua’s thermal waters since the mid-19th century to bathe in the hot pools along the edge of Lake Rotorua. The geothermally heated water was hailed for its healing properties and touted as a cure for ailments such as arthritis and rheumatism.
We’re no experts when it comes to medical facts and advice, but we do know a good hot soak can do wonders for achy muscles, stressed-out bodies and a weary soul. Or, just because – who needs an excuse to justify this luxurious experience?
There are many ways to make use of the variety of hot pools in Rotorua. Treat yourself with a private spa pool in your room at one of our many accommodation providers, enjoy a lakeside hot pool or use the free footbath in the city centre. Along the edge of town, and in more rural areas, options include freshwater hot tubs, natural hot water beaches, and mineral pools.

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Hell's Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa

Hot Pools, East

Hell’s Gate is Rotorua’s most active geothermal reserve and New Zealand’s only mud spa complex.

Secret Spot Hot Tubs Rotorua

Hot Pools, South

Secret Spot Hot Tubs Rotorua is the place you’ve been searching for to retreat from your busy life, and have fun with friends and family. In October 2022, Secret Spot received the Global Award for the Luxury Forest Bathing Spa category in the World Luxury Spa Awards.

Totally Tarawera

Hot Pools

Guided cultural and geothermal tours to Te Rātā Bay and Hot Water Beach, including a natural hot pool soak.

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Hot Pools, South

Geothermal experience and hot pool bathing in 100% pure natural geothermal waters overlooking Waikite Valley, native bush and surrounding geothermal activity.

Rotoiti Water Shuttles

Hot Pools, East

Indulge in a genuine off-the-beaten-track geothermal experience.

Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools/Manupirua Springs Hot Pools

Hot Pools

Nestled on the shores of Lake Rotoiti in Rotorua, Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools are set in an unspoiled haven, only accessible by water or air.

Waimarino Kayak Tours to hot pools and glow worms

Hot Pools, West

Waimarino Kayak Tours showcases beautiful Lake Rotoiti in Rotorua which boasts a large range of native birds and stunning bush.

Manupirua Hot Pools with Katoa Lake Rotorua

Hot Pools

Enjoy a scenic cruise through the Ohau Channel onto Lake Rotoiti with Katoa Lake Rotorua, and disembark to enjoy a relaxing soak in the rejuvenating waters of the Manupirua Hot Springs.

Polynesian Spa

Hot Pools

Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading internationally acclaimed thermal spa, offering relaxing hot mineral spring bathing, sumptuous spa therapies and picturesque Lake Rotorua views. In Oct 2022, Poly Spa received the Country Award for the Luxury Lakeside Spa category in the World Luxury Spa Awards.

Real Rotorua

Hot Pools

Experience the Real Rotorua with guided sight-seeing tours of the Rotorua area.

Hot Water Beach at Te Rātā Bay

Hot Pools, East

Tucked away on the southern shore of Lake Tarawera, a hot spring trickles down a small stream and into the lake, creating our very own hot water beach at Te Rātā Bay.

QE Health

Hot Pools, Central

QE Health is a place to recover, relax, and recharge.