• Rotorua, New Zealand

    World Famous Hot Springs

    Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s original geothermal hot pools experience

Historic | Therapeutic | World-Famous

Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s original and iconic geothermal bathing experience, with multiple opportunities to indulge in both acidic and alkaline natural mineral springs, and unique day spa therapies for ultimate rejuvenation.

While it’s tempting to lose oneself in the warm embrace of our healing geothermal waters, Polynesian Spa offers a unique opportunity for social connection as well. For generations, our hot pools have been a gathering place for locals and visitors to Rotorua alike to come together in comforting warmth, fostering new friendships and shared experiences. We recognize the importance of these connections for our wellbeing. During your hot soak, you may find others engaging in conversation with fellow bathers. After your time in the pools, we are sure you will continue to enjoy the feeling of warmth and wellness with friends and loved ones.

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  • Bathing / Pools

    Polynesian Spa’s geothermal hot mineral waters are sourced from two natural springs and feed into 28 hot mineral pools.

    The slightly acidic Priest Spring water relieves tired muscles, aches and pains while the alkaline waters of the Rachel Spring will nourish your skin. Our 28 hot pools are split into 3 public bathing areas and 2 private pool areas.

  • The Day Spa

    All Day Spa Retreat Wellness Therapies include a soak in the Deluxe Lake Spa hot pools beforehand to warm up the muscles, soften your skin and relax your mind.

    To make the most of your indulgent retreat experience, we recommend you allow at least three hours at Polynesian Spa to enjoy a hot mineral water soak, your spa treatment and our therapy relaxation lounge after.

Popular packages

Explore our Bathing and Day Spa packages. Find something for that perfect date, some personal pampering, or a fantastic family experience.

Concession Passes

Discover the ultimate relaxation and value with Polynesian Spa’s exclusive concession passes to either the Deluxe Lake Spa hot pools or Pavilion hot pools.

From: NZD 359.60

 

Deluxe Double Dipper from $98.95 (One Person)

Enjoy the Deluxe Lake Spa and the Pavilion Pools bathing areas with all the best features combined: foot reflexology walk, cold plunge pool, geothermal recliners, changing rooms that include all the amenities including towels and lockers, and a lounge area for relaxing.

From: NZD 98.95

 

Ride & Relax | Velocity Valley and Polynesian Spa Combo

Experience two of Rotorua’s amazing attractions in one unforgettable day. Experience the thrill of adventure at Rotorua’s world famous Velocity Valley Adventure Park before relaxing in the Pavilion Pool/Family Pools/Deluxe Lake Spa bathing areas at Polynesian Spa. While you’re soaking in the Pavilion and Deluxe Lake Spa Hot Pools, relish the varying vistas of Lake Rotorua that you’ve been able to see today.

From: NZD 134

 

The Ultimate Splash | Duck Tour Combo

Enjoy a guided amphibious tour of Rotorua’s stunning lakes region, then warm up at Polynesian Spa in the world famous Deluxe Lake Spa bathing area. Enjoy both acidic and alkaline geothermal mineral waters.

From: NZD 135

 

Deluxe Romantic Package

The ultimate couples package is the perfect indulgence for that someone special, whether on a honeymoon or simply wanting to spoil them. The Deluxe Romantic Package includes a 60-minute pre-therapy soak in the Deluxe Lake Spa with fresh juice or smoothie,  a 60-minute Massage, a 30-minute soak in a Lake View Private Pool, a Sparkling Wine/Beer/Smoothie, Light Meal, and a Pure Fiji Spa Gift.

From: NZD 354 per person

 

Our Geothermal Surface Spring water

The therapeutic waters in the 28 hot pools at Polynesian Spa come from two different natural surface springs:

The Priest Spring is named after Father Mahoney, a Catholic Priest who was ‘cured’ of his crippling arthritis from bathing in the waters on our site in 1878. This acidic water is sulphate-rich and relieves tired muscles, aches, and pains.

The Rachel Spring is our source of alkaline water, which features the antiseptic action of sodium silicate nourishing the skin. This spring water has been reticulated to our site since 1902. It was historically said that those who bathe in the waters of the Rachel Spring are blessed with ageless beauty

  • TRANSFORM YOUR YOGA PRACTICE WITH INSPIRING CLASSES!

    Why settle for standard yoga sessions when you can elevate your practice to new heights? Discover our range of classes designed to deepen your yoga experience and enhance your well-being.

  • EVENTS

    Discover a range of upcoming events that promise relaxation, engagement, fun and a touch of something special.

  • LEISURE GROUP EXPERIENCE

    Arrange a luxurious hen’s do, a special family reunion or a simple day of resetting for you and your closest friends.

  • WELLNESS & MINDFULNESS FOR YOUR CORPORATE GROUP OR EVENT

    Select from a variety of activities and add some gourmet food to the mix to spoil your team year-round.

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World Luxury Spa Awards: 2023 Winner of Best Luxury Hot Springs, Best Luxury Lakeside

World Luxury Spa Awards: 2023 Winner of Best Luxury Hot Springs, Best Luxury Lakeside

Spa, Best Luxury Mineral Springs Spa for Australsia & Oceania

Spa, Best Luxury Mineral Springs Spa for Australsia & Oceania

Lux Life Winner for Most Relaxing Hot Springs Experience 2023 Australasia

Lux Life Winner for Most Relaxing Hot Springs Experience 2023 Australasia

Top10 Geothermal and Medical Spa Awards: Winner four times

Top10 Geothermal and Medical Spa Awards: Winner four times

Luxury Travel Guides Spa of the Year: Winner two times

Luxury Travel Guides Spa of the Year: Winner two times