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Rotorua is renowned for its geothermal activity, it is also considered a spa destination. Not only does it create a wonderland scenery, but the heat coming from the earth is used for many things. At the Econo Lodge Cleveland Motel we have our own geothermal bore that we use to heat our motel rooms all year round, our swimming pool and we have two hot mineral pools. This is the perfect winter destination!
As soon as you drive in to Rotorua you will be greeted by the smell of sulphur, and you can see steam coming out of the seethes and cracks in the streets. For a close up look of the geothermal activity at its best Rotorua offers various geothermal parks that you can visit. In these parks you can see a variety of geysers, hot springs, boiling mud pools and hissing craters up close.
In water what better way to warm up then to soak in hot mineral waters! There are several places where you can do this.
Polynesian Spa – A luxury spa and hot pools facility where you can choose different bathing areas, either family friendly, luxury, adults only or private. Most areas have fantastic lake views over Lake Rotorua.
Hell’s Gate – a unique place to try out mud bathing! You can also enter this active geothermal park for a great scenic walk.
Waikete Valley Thermal Pools – A little bit out of town, but worth the drive. As well as the thermal pools overlooking the great New Zealand outdoors, be sure to explore the Te Manaroa Spring Eco-Trail.
Spa at QE Health – Inside a Health and Wellness facility you find the spa at QE. Here you can get massages, jump in a tub filled with geothermal mud, or try geothermal bathing in an indoor pool.
Kerosene Creek – Let all your worries melt away at this free natural bathing spot. Just be mindful not to put your ears under water and keep valuables out of sight.
Kuirau Park Foot Baths –Just want to dip in with your feet? Visit Kuirau Park and find the communal footbaths filled with natural geothermal waters and relax.
Book you stay at Econo Lodge Cleveland Motel and we can help you plan your attractions and activities in Rotorua.