Polynesian Spa

Polynesian Spa
[Polynesian Spa]

Rated one of the World’s Top 10 Spa by the Conde Nast Traveller magazine, the Polynesian Spa is a thermal spa on the shore of Lake Rotorua that every tourist here should experience at least once.

In 1878, a priest named Father Mahoney, trekked 80 kilometers from Tauranga to Rotorua to bathe in a hand-dug thermal pool where the current Polynesian Spa is now located. Bathing regularly in the waters over several months, Father Mahoney’s arthritis was greatly alleviated, initiating an international reputation for the therapeutic properties of the hot mineral spring water.

Polynesian Spa entrance
[Polynesian Spa entrance]

A bath house was then opened and operated by the government and interestingly the thermal springs were also the reason for the town of Rotorua being planned. Today, the bath house facility has been leased to a private-owned New Zealand company, and has come to be known as the internationally acclaimed Polynesian Spa.

Polynesian Spa private hot pool
[Private hot pool]

Private hot pools are available for 30 minutes hire for a minimum of 2 adults (NZD18 per adult), while accompanying children under 6 years old are free.

Polynesian Spa private hot pool
[The hot pool is around 39 degrees celsius]

For an additional NZD7 per adult, you can upgrade to a deluxe hot pool that offers a panoramic view of Lake Rotorua.

View of Lake Rotorua from deluxe pool
[View from the deluxe pool]

View of Lake Rotorua from deluxe pool
[You can see the thermal gases from here]

Liberty in the hot pool
[Liberty in the hot pool]

Liberty in the private changing area
[Liberty in the private changing area]

Link: http://www.polynesianspa.co.nz

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