Rotorua Health and Wellness

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Take a Health, Wellness and Spa
Vacation to Rotorua

Going on holiday to Rotorua means more than just relaxing.
Going on holiday to Rotorua means: Rejuvenating. Revitalising. Refreshing. Renewing. Recharging.

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There is an extensive range of health, wellness and spa treatments to indulge in while you are in Rotorua. The Rotorua area is famous for its active geothermal activity, with mud spas, thermal pools and hot waterfalls.

For generations, Māori have used thermal waters for medicinal purposes. The therapeutic health and wellness benefits were discovered by Europeans in the late 1800’s, and people travel to Rotorua every year to ease their aches, pains and fatigues.

Here are some of our recommendations:


The pure natural calcite-laden thermal water at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is sourced from the spectacular Te Manaroa Spring. To enhance the thermal bathing experience, all pools are emptied, cleaned and refilled daily – this means visitors won’t find bathing water this pure anywhere else in New Zealand! Enjoy the rejuvenating health and wellness benefits.

$15 - $18 per person
Hours: 10am to 9pm
Months of Operation: Open all year
648 Waikite Valley Road, Waikite Valley, 3077

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Hells Gate is the only place in New Zealand where you can soak and relax in an outdoor Mud Bath, used for generations by Maori to ease joint and muscle pain, and increase health and wellness. Enjoy a traditional mud bath or unwind in a Sulphur Spa overlooking a spectacular geothermal landscape, before cooling off in a beautiful spring-fed waterfall and plunge pool.

$20 - $240 per person
Hours: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm/10pm (Except Christmas Day), 7 days
Months of Operation: Open all year
361 State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua

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Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading internationally acclaimed spa. Enjoy this unique lakefront thermal spa experience - offering a wonderful fusion of relaxing hot mineral spring bathing, health and wellness spa therapies and picturesque views of Lake Rotorua. With 27 thermal pools, simply select one of four bathing areas - Deluxe Lake Spa, Adult Pools, Private Pools, or Family Spa.

$15 - $315 per person
Hours: Bathing pools: 8am - 11pm, Last pool entry: 10.15pm, Spa therapies: 10am-7pm
Months of Operation: Open all year
1000 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua Central

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Located in the Stunning Art Deco Heritage Building, the Blue Baths have a rich history opening in 1933. Having been stylishly refurbished this Spanish inspired building and its many original features, it has a dazzling collection of meeting spaces; a museum gallery, thermally heated sapphire pools. The original Juvenile Pool is generally around 31 degrees; the two hot soak pools between 37 and 42 degrees.

$6 - $11 per person
Hours: Summer Hours, 10am - 6pm Winter Hours, 12pm to 6pm
Months of Operation: Open all year
Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua, 3010

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Traditional Māori Healing… A Gift From The Ancient Ones, represents spiritual harmony, peace on earth, peace within self and goodwill to all mankind. Reawaken your inner-self and rejuvenate with a traditional Māori healing massage for health and wellness. All body workers or anyone interested in the indigenous healing arts are welcome to participate in workshops onsite.

$130 - $365 per person
Hours: Monday to Sunday - 9am - 5:30pm
Months of Operation: Open all year
1070 Eruera St Rotorua