Hot Pools

Relax and rejuvenate with a hot soak

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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$20 NZD
Hell's Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa

Hot Pools, Central

Hell’s Gate is Rotorua’s most active geothermal park and New Zealand’s only Mud Spa complex. Enjoy this thermal wonder land with our interactive guided or self-guided tour before relaxing in the geothermal muds and sulphur waters.

The Spa @ Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Hot Pools, Central

Indulge, Relax, Renew.  Let us take care of you. The Spa combines indulgent beauty and body treatments with a beautiful selection of products.

$25 NZD
Totally Tarawera

Hot Pools, Central

Guided cultural and geothermal tours to Te Rata Bay (Hot Water Beach) including a natural hot pool soak.

$89 NZD
The Squeeze

Hot Pools, Central

Untouched New Zealand Beauty Kiwis have always been keen on an adventure. That's why some years ago it was a kiwi who invented the first jetboat! We've taken this sense of adventure and transformed it into the ultimate jet boat-adventure combo. 

$89 NZD
Manupirua hot pools

Hot Pools, Central

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.

$22 NZD
Polynesian Spa

Hot Pools, Central

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.

$30 NZD
River Rats Raft & Kayak

Hot Pools, South

River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 35 years including a range of White Water Rafting and Lake Kayaking options suitable for anyone from families to adrenalin junkies.

$14 NZD
QE Health Wellness & Spa

Hot Pools, Central

An exceptional, holistic healthcare and geothermal spa with soothing massages, warming volcanic mud and thermal waters and with Esthétique at QE Health - advanced skincare, appearance medicine and beauty therapies - all clinically based.

$65 NZD
Real Rotorua

Hot Pools, Central

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

$50 NZD
Thermal Path tour

Hot Pools, Central

Discover some of Rotorua's off the beatean track mud pools and best examples of thermal areas. Dip your toes in or fully immerse yourself in our favorite hot springs .

$20 NZD
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Hot Pools, Central

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

$5 NZD
Secret Spot Hot Tubs Rotorua

Hot Pools, Central

Secret Spot Hot Tubs Rotorua is the place you have been searching for to retreat from your busy life, have fun with friends and family... and share your adventure stories.  Secluded cedar hot tubs, push button service, beautiful landscaped grounds, FREE "Shinny Dip" foot tubs with any drinks purchase, tasty bakery treats, bar and a relaxing Chill Zone by day or unwind by the campfire at night.  Simply an amazing experience. Learn more at www.secretspot.nz