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Geothermal Mineral Baths Experience: Pavilion Pools for 12+

1. Geothermal Mineral Baths Experience: Pavilion Pools for 12+

Relax and unwind at the iconic Polynesian Spa, a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat in Rotorua. Geothermal waters nourish the skin and relieve tired muscles, aches and pains, while decadent spa therapies rejuvenate and restore. The therapeutic waters at this spa come from two different natural springs. The Priest Spring is named after Father Mahoney, a Catholic Priest who was "cured" of his crippling arthritis from bathing in the waters in 1878. The slightly acidic water from the Priest Spring relieves tired muscles and aches and pains. The Rachel Spring is a source of alkaline water, which features the antiseptic action of sodium silicate nourishing the skin. It was historically said that those who bathe in the waters of the Rachel Spring are blessed with ageless beauty. The combination of these two types of mineral waters is only found at the Polynesian Spa. This spa was built on the site of historic bath houses, which originally made the city world-famous in the 1800s. It continues to evolve and focus on health and wellness, introducing passive and active bathing experiences for increased immunity and greater energy levels. In the Pavilion Pools, elements of early buildings and baths have been carefully retained and the site is registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

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4.6 / 5

based on 38 reviews

A good plan to do in Rotorua, totally recommended to go without hurry. It is a circuit of thermal water pools overlooking Lake Rotorua. The facilities are very well prepared (with showers included and boxes to leave things).

Lovely outlook over the lake. Several pools of different temperatures and pH, so you can find the one that suits you. Online booking saves time queuing.

Excellent facilities and fantastic view. There is no reason not to go when visiting Rotoura. The package from GetYourGuide is undoutly excellent value.

Very relaxing, better during the rain which can cool off a little bit.