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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 .
Tours to Polynesian Spa
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $135
Duration: 7 hours
Deluxe Full day small group Cruise Tour Rotorua and Tauranga Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $72
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Polynesian Spa Reviews
great mineral pools, visited when it wasn't too crowded with no tour buses, about 4pm, so we didn't need to pay extra for a private lakeside pool more »
This was an amazing once in a lifetime experience. We booked the deluxe which comes with the changing rooms, lockers, towels, and 4 natural hot pools; as well as a view of the lake. We went at night, ... 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.
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