As the spa capital of the South Pacific, there is no better place to come and unwind this winter, than Rotorua. While most of the country endures the big winter chill, here in the famed therapeutic thermal region of the central north island, it’s a fantastic time to seek out the abundance of natural warmth and beauty this unique region has to offer. Relax in a geothermal spa, indulge in a luxurious treatment or unwind surrounded by beauty and tranquillity, in the setting of our world famous forests, lakes and rivers. If you’re looking for a great family getaway, the kids will absolutely love the iconic attractions and activities that Rotorua has on offer.
The Polynesian Spa – recognised as one of the top 10 day spas in the world – has a Family Spa area with a large chlorinated pool (33˚C) which provides a toddler’s section, a small hydro slide and two hot mineral pools.
If you like exploring, Kerosene Creek hot spring flows through natural bush with a stunning 2 metre waterfall to a quiet pool of hot water. It’s free to access and was named one of NZ Herald’s fifteen spots to visit in 2015! Or the healing waters of Waitangi Soda Springs are perfect to revive mind, body and soul.
If you’re a couple and looking for a relaxing experience to relieve stress, tension and reduce aches and pains, how about a couple’s pamper weekend? A mini facial, using Rotorua Mud with Manuka Honey or Reflexology and two nights stay at Sudima Hotel including full buffet breakfast. Bliss!
For something different, you can embrace the early sundown hours with a Twilight Spa at Hells Gate; geothermal mud bathing under the stars! Whatever your preference, there are plenty of ways to warm up in Rotorua this winter.
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