Must-visit hot springs in New Zealand

If you come to New Zealand, which advocates for pure and natural beauty, there are many places where you can experience outdoor hot springs amidst stunning natural scenery (some even for free). These are definitely reasons to say goodbye to your couch. Below are the hot spring baths hidden in the beautiful scenery of the North and South Islands.

Rotorua Geothermal Spring, Rotorua

This is a holy place that SPA enthusiasts from all over the world come to worship. The mud bath and sulfur springs here are a must-have course for every beauty-loving woman. For just over ten New Zealand dollars, you can indulge in 35 different and charming hot springs, and enjoy the ice-cold red wine in a half-drunken state with pores slightly opened. It is a unique gift from the other hemisphere.

Hellsgate Geothermal Park and Mud Bath Spa

The Gates of Hell, although named after Hell, is absolutely not "hellish". On the contrary, it is a fun-filled paradise where visitors can experience mud baths and sulfur hot springs using the 1000 kilograms of geothermal mud and sulfur hot spring water produced by the geothermal park. Among them, Te Kiti is the most active geothermal area in the Gates of Hell.

Polynesia Hot Spring, Polynesia

One of the best internationally renowned geothermal hot spring baths is located in New Zealand. Experience the unique lakeside geothermal hot springs, leisurely hot mineral springs, luxurious and exquisite hot spring therapies, and picturesque Lake Rotorua all in one place. The mysteries of the Polynesian hot springs were revealed when they were named one of the world's top ten hot springs by the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller magazine in 2004-2007.

Coromande Seascape Hot Water Bath

If you are willing, you can create your own hot spring in New Zealand! Before the tide comes in, dig a steaming hot pool yourself! Wait for the warm springs of Hot Water Beach in Coromandel to gush out from the sand, then lie down comfortably and watch the waves crash on the shore in the distance, enjoying the ultimate relaxation!

Onsen Scenic Hot Spring in Queenstown

This hot spring center is unique for its perfect viewing experience - each pool room is situated high on a cliff among cedars; each room has a button to control the closure of the windows, with just a light press of the button, the roof and windows will immediately open, and the hot spring pool will instantly transform into an outdoor hot spring pool.

Hanmer Springs Scenic Views Motel

There are private hot springs, massage pools, and sulfur pools with panoramic views of the hot springs for you to choose from. After soaking in the hot springs, go to the hot spring restaurant and order some ice cream and fish and chips to enjoy slowly. Then, have fun in the town: jet boating, white water rafting, jungle hiking...there are all kinds of fun experiences available.

Joseph Glacier Hot Springs, France

Private pools are hidden in the rainforest, very secluded and suitable for those who do not want to be disturbed. The hot spring water is replaced after each use, ensuring that you enjoy clean and fresh glacier water. The public pool is located in the green jungle, with three pools, each with water temperatures of 36, 38, and 40 degrees, very comfortable. After your journey of exhaustion, immerse yourself in the green tree hot spring to completely relax your body and mind and relieve all fatigue.

Tekabotekabo Hot Spring

Each hot spring pool is built in the shape of a regional lake (Ohau, Pukaki, and Tekapo) and offers massage jets to alleviate pain. Each pool spans 40 square meters and has a depth of one meter at its deepest point. A special feature is the snow on the ground around the hot spring pools during the winter, adding to the winter experience.