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Groups & Events at Polynesian Spa

Whether you’re a tight-knit business team looking to relieve the stress of your hard work, or a group of friends looking to relax and unwind in a stunning lakeview setting, the Polynesian Spa is the perfect venue for your wellness getaway.

For larger scale corporate functions, we can also bring the Polynesian Spa wellness and mindfulness magic to you.

Select your group type from the options below to discover more, or scroll down to explore all of the amenities and activities we have to make your group booking special.

Group Facilities, Activities, Catering and Accommodation

You’ll be invited to select your ideal wellness group inclusions with our easy-to-use Group Enquiry Form, found at the bottom of this page or on the Corporate Group or Leisure Group pages linked above.

Below is some information about possible inclusions so that you can make the best rest and relaxation choices for your staff, friends or family.

Pool Area Options

We have multiple pools to choose from when building your ideal Group visit to Polynesian Spa.

Waters from two natural springs are fed into 28 mineral pools. Our Priest Spring Water is slightly acidic and great for relaxing muscles, bones and joints.  Our Rachel Spring water features the antiseptic action of sodium silicate which nourishes the skin.  It is said that those who bathe in the waters of the Rachel Spring are blessed with ageless beauty.  Our pools range in temperature from 36 to 41 degrees.

Explore all four of our pool areas below:


Deluxe Lake Spa

Embrace nature’s sanctuary and slip into five mineral hot pools overlooking Lake Rotorua. Try the cold plunge pool, lounge on geothermal recliners and enjoy deluxe changing rooms. Find out more here.

More Info and Booking Lake Spa

Wellness Room

We offer a private Wellness Room which can be booked out by the hour and used exclusively by your leisure group or corporate group.

The access point to the Wellness Room is separate from the main entrance to the Polynesian Spa, making your event feel even more exclusive and special.

Add your Spa Therapy of Choice

There is a sumptuous selection of treatments available on our spa menu, all provided by highly trained therapists in either lakeside, garden or AIX therapy rooms. Our multi-award winning Spa Retreat has been recognised as one of the Top10 Spa’s in the World, so you know you’ll be in very good hands.

Our spa therapies are normally booked for 60 minutes. Some therapies can be booked for 30 minutes or 45 minutes, providing options for combining with other treatments or allowing for shorter therapy durations. There are also two dual therapy rooms available for booking.

*Please note, that in order to accommodate large groups, there will be staggered therapy scheduling times throughout the day. This is due to constraints on therapist & room availability.


Participants choose the Spa therapy they would like:


Polynesian Spa Mud Massage

Aromatherapy Relax Your Body Massage

Swedish Massage

Spa Stress Therapy

Body Polish & Mud Wrap options

Pure Fiji Body Glow

Polynesian Spa Signature Mud Wrap

*Please note that we use Pure Source Mud Polish for the Mud Massage and Mud Wrap*


Waterlily Triple Berry Facial

Timeless Facial

Nellie Tier Body Polish & Mini Facial


Add a Mindfulness and Meditation Session with our wellness expert

Our Spa Retreat Manager, Helena Keenan, is our resident wellbeing expert and co-leads regular Mindful Moments Weekend Retreats with Rachel Grunwell, our wellness ambassador.

Helena’s personal experience with meditation began in 1992, sparking a deep interest in its wellbeing benefits. She is a qualified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and has completed further studies in the practices of guided imagery and contemplation.

What is mindful meditation?

The Practice of Meditation allows you to train your mind to be present with a relaxed but alert awareness. With practice, you can improve your focus, memory, sleep habits, the ability to relax and overall mood.

In this session, Helena will take the group through practical breathing exercises which help trigger a relaxation response in the body and mind. She will also guide you through a series of mindfulness exercises that you can practice at home or at work to further your wellness journey.

Choose to include yoga or pilates for a body conditioning

Our contracted Yoga and Pilates instructors are available for 60-90 minute sessions to introduce a bit of heat and get everyone loosened up and ready for their soak in our geothermal pools.
Mats, blankets, balancing blocks and other related equipment are all provided by us.

Meet Our Yoga and Pilates Instructors:

Hollie Beau

Madre Collier

Add beautiful lunches and platters

Catered on-site by our very own 88-Ra Café, delicious and healthy platters, or lunch, breakfast, morning and afternoon tea options are available.

The hand-churned Little Lato Gelato is mouth-wateringly good, with an innovative array of vegan and dairy-free options. A must-have after your soak!

Herbal teas

Complimentary herbal teas and lemon water are provided for our guests.

The freshest smoothies, squeezed fruit or vegetable juices are available to order and can be enjoyed whilst bathing.

Add a visit to the Redwoods / Whakarewarewa Forest

We’ll drop and collect your team

We can organise drop-off and collection of your group should they wish to visit the The Redwoods / Whakarewarewa Forest as part of their wellness day with us.  It is one of Rotorua’s greatest treasures and incredibly soul-soothing.


Wellness Room:
The Wellness Room can take a maximum of 50 people standing.
For Yoga and Pilates Workshops – max 12 per group session, allowing for placement of exercise mats and movement
For seated meals in the cafe – 80 people, in the Wellness Room 30.

We can accommodate 100 people per pool area (there are four pool areas)

Maximum of 8 therapies at a time – NB: subject to availability of rooms and therapists


Polynesian Spa is centrally located, on the lakeside edge of the CBD.  We have a range of hotels in the immediate vicinity:

The Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Historic Prince’s Gate Hotel

Pullman Rotorua

Distinction Hotel

Novotel Lakeside

Individual hotel accommodation their t’s & c’s are applicable.

There is also a wide selection of luxury lodges, resorts, lake-side bachs and charming motels available in Rotorua, several within walking distance from us.

To see some available options, click here.

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Spa History

Built on the site of historic bath houses, Polynesian Spa has been an icon in Rotorua since it was established in 1972.

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