Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Bay of Plenty Region / Rotorua District / Rotorua / Polynesian Spa
Take a break from your New Zealand adventure at Polynesian Spa, where you can bathe in mineral pools or relax with a luxury beauty treatment. Local Maoris recognized the therapeutic benefits of these waters centuries ago. Europeans discovered the springs in the 1870s, when a Catholic priest realized regular baths in the thermal waters greatly alleviated his arthritis. The first official bathhouse opened in 1882, and the site quickly became one of the area's major tourist draws. The modern facility now features secluded private pools, family areas, and shallow mineral baths with views of Lake Rotorua. Arrange your visit to Polynesian Spa and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rotorua using our Rotorua trip planner.
Polynesian Spa reviews
My husband and I had the dual swedish massage. Excellent. Nice soak in the deluxe pools first and then an amazing 45 mins massage. Recommended. more »
Deluxe Double Dipper We tried out both the Deluxe Lake Spa and Pavillion Pools with this deal. By far the best side of the complex was the Deluxe Lake Spa. Less people, no kids and better... more »
The most overrated experience in Rotorua. We went into the family pool, it is well overdue to be updated, very tired and dated, and the pool floor very slippery and unsafe. Extremely expensive for... more »
Beautiful, clean hot pools. It is worth paying the extra compared to other local hot pools. Well maintained. Clean changing rooms. Our kids loved it. Even great on a rainy day as semi-covered.
Tourist attraction worth visiting while in Rotorua. Go early in the morning as soon as they open for a private relaxed experience minus the tourist crowds. Would recommend Deluxe lake spa out of all the different packages.
Awesome lifetime experience... I went to the adult pool since private pools were pre booked. But to my surprise, even adult pools were very good . Timings do matter; so appropriately check-in during low traffic hours. Crowd usually starts coming in by 7 PM. We went there at 5 pm and it was full empty.
Super relaxing, we literally spent hours there (about 5). We got the deluxe double dipper package which gave us access to the 8 adult pools and the 5 deluxe lake spas, plus the thermal recliners which were a surprise hit with us. Would be perfect if it wasn't for the exceptionally loud Asian tourists who seem to shout constantly despite the multilingual signs that specifically ask guests to be quiet.
Nice place to visit. The hot pools are very relaxing. Took a toddler into the pools and she loved it, it relaxed her for an hour without wanting anything else. We all had a great night sleep afterwards.
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