1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Rotorua
  4. Polynesian Spa

Geothermal Mineral Baths Experience: Pavilion Pools for 12+

Product ID: 229378
Relax and rejuvenate in this pool and spa area, reserved for adults and young adults aged 12 and over. Enjoy calming hot pools, a beautiful reflexology walk, and a deep pool for swimming.
About this ticket
Duration: 4 hours
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  • Discover beautiful views over Lake Rotorua from the 40°C Rachel Spring hot pool
  • Relax and unwind in a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat
  • Take advantage of a reflexology walk to stimulate pressure points in your feet and soothe the body
  • Enjoy spacious changing rooms and showers with private cubicles
Full description
Relax and unwind at the Polynesian Spa, a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat in Rotorua. Geothermal waters nourish the skin and relieve tired muscles, aches and pains, while decadent therapies rejuvenate through ancient and modern techniques.

This ticket provides access to the premium bathing area, the Deluxe Lake Spa, which includes a range of mineral rock pools at various temperatures. Using both alkaline and acidic mineral springs, the Deluxe Lake Spa is the ultimate geothermal bathing experience.

The therapeutic waters at this spa come from two different natural springs. The Priest Spring is named after Father Mahoney, a Catholic Priest who was "cured" of his crippling arthritis from bathing in the waters in 1878. The slightly acidic water from the Priest Spring relieves tired muscles and aches and pains. The Rachel Spring is a source of alkaline water, which features the antiseptic action of sodium silicate nourishing the skin. It was historically said that those who bathe in the waters of the Rachel Spring are blessed with ageless beauty. The combination of these two types of mineral waters is only found at the Polynesian Spa.

This spa was built on the site of historic bath houses, which originally made the city world-famous in the 1800s. It continues to evolve and focus on health and wellness, introducing passive and active bathing experiences for increased immunity and greater energy levels. In the Pavilion Pools, elements of early buildings and baths have been carefully retained and the site is registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
  • 3 Priest Spring acidic mineral hot pools at 39°C – 41°C
  • 3 Cascading Rachel Spring alkaline mineral hot pools at 38°C – 40°C
  • Deep Rachel Spring alkaline stand-up pool to stretch out or for light activity at 38°C
  • Rachel Spring alkaline mineral hot pool overlooking Lake Rotorua at 40°C
  • Reflexology walk to stimulate pressure points in your feet
What’s Not Included
  • Secure lockers for belongings and valuables ($5 on site)
  • Towels (can be rented for $10, with a $5 refund once returned)
  • Swimsuits and swimming shorts (can be rented for $10, with a $5 refund once returned)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

1 Hinemoa St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Know before you go
• You'll receive your confirmation at the time of booking
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Please consult your doctor or medical professional before booking if you are pregnant, have a heart condition, or any other chronic medical conditions.
• This activity can accommodate a maximum of 50 people at a time
• This activity is not suitable for children and young adults must be 12 years of age or older to participate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Relaxing soothing

March 13, 2020

It has been wonderful. Privileged environment.

March 9, 2020

Very welcoming staff. Despite the smell of sulfur the bath in the thermal water pools are super relaxing. An attraction to do without hesitation. Maururu

February 24, 2020

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Polynesian Spa

Product ID: 229378