New Zealand Thermal Pools
With nature on one-side and adventure on the other, New Zealand is a tourist wonderland. Adding to the beauty are the steaming thermal pools spread across the country. A gift of nature, thermal pools are naturally-occurring and offer a soothing experience to both the body & the soul.
Sourced from two natural springs, the mineral water in the award-winning spring of Polynesian Spa in Rotorua is one of the best, not just in the country but in the world. Depending on your interest, the spa lets you choose the bathing area and the facilities are exceptional. A short ride from Rotorua is the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. The water here is from Te Manaroa spring and is said to be 100% pure. Set in the midst of the countryside, the pool is very relaxing and is great value for money.
Next up is the popular beach destination of Hot Water Beach. Referred to as a world-wonder, the thermal pool Hot Water Beach is quite different from the rest in New Zealand. Visitors here have to dig out hot sand to let the hot springs fill up the gap.
For most people, Christchurch is just a checkout destination. But, the one thing that you shouldn't miss out when you are in Christchurch is indulging in a relaxing bath at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa. The complex with its wide range of complexes and aqua pools is a wonderful place for families.
Thermal Pools are a significant part of the Maori culture and Wairakei Terraces Hot Pools have a long history of healing. The magnificent silica terraces here is incredibly therapeutic and is a great place to relax. Set in the laps of tranquillity, Wairakei Terraces Hot Pools become extra special during the nights. Talking about incredible scenery, Tekapo Springs overlooking Lake Tekapo is one of the finest. The view from here is exotic and what's more amazing is you are provided with an opportunity to stargaze. The sheer possibility to experience both at the same time is rewarding.
Eye-catchy with a burst of colours, Waiotapu is an active geothermal area. With its origins tracing back to thousands of years, the place is renowned for its unusual appearance and it is a must-visit. Protected as a scenic reserve, Waiotapu is open to visitors on all days of the year.
The Lost Spring in the Coromandel Peninsula is one of the worthy geothermal pools in New Zealand. A hidden treasure, Lost Spring is serene with just the sounds of the birds and the waters echoing. Spend some time in the soothing water of Lost Spring and you will be re-energized to take on the world.
Imagine a hot spring born right out of nature. Nobody but you and nature. How amazing would that be! If the idea excites you, then FJ Glacier Hot Pools is the place for you. An experience which shouldn't be missed, FJ Glacier Hot Pools will uplift you to a whole different level and the impact is phenomenal.