Polynesian Spa, Rotorua

3.9
#1 of 116 in Spas in North Island
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 .
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  • You can choose the right package for your group but the spa offers private pools or the various thermal pools which are all different temperatures or the family swimming pools all in separate areas. Y...  more »
  • One soaks in several mini swimming pools naturally heated. Very nice views of the lake. Very friendly. Very good but good value for money.
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  • My partner and I booked the deluxe private spa on Valentine's Day, and it was great. The view was beautiful and we loved the privacy and the fact that the area offered a shower, water fountain, and lo...  more »
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  • 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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