When it comes to taking a trip to New Zealand, there are certain things you can do to create an extra special visit. Like when Vinnie and I traveled using the Business Premier service on Eurostar – on our 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration to Paris.
How about giving this one a go, if you are visiting Rotorua.
Knowing as I do, how beautiful the scenery is across both north and south islands – from the looks of Polynesian Spa, this place is well worth a visit!
Clouds of steam arise from the lake from springs deep below the water’s surface.
For 130 years people have come to the site to try the geothermal therapeutic waters. Two types of mineral waters feed into the 26 pools at Polynesian Spa. Visitors have found great relief from the Priest Spring for their tired muscles, aches and pains due to the acidity levels of the mineral water. Whereas the alkaline water from the Rachael Spring due to antiseptic action of sodium silicate is very pleasing on the skin. An old local belief is that those who swim in the Rachel Spring water will receive ageless beauty!
What are the benefits of mineral water?
Acidic water is pumped into the three Priest Spa pools from the adjacent shallow Radium hot spring. The clarity of this water can change with atmospheric conditions or variations in the mineral solids suspended in the water. The water is renowned for its therapeutic properties. Millions of visitors to Polynesian Spa over the last 125 years have received relief from this water for their tired muscles, aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism. The pools are emptied, cleaned and refilled on a daily basis. During the day there is a constant supply of fresh mineral water entering the pools.
The remainder of Polynesian Spa’s hot mineral pools are filled with slightly alkaline water from the Rachel Springs. This water is characterised by its normal clarity and soft feel. It emanates from a deep boiling spring and is cooled to bathing temperature by the addition of town supply cold water. The clarity of the water can change under some atmospheric conditions. The pools are emptied, cleaned and refilled on a daily basis. During the day there is a constant supply of fresh mineral water entering the pools. The bland, soothing, antiseptic action of sodium silicate makes this water very pleasing on the skin.
Opening times: Everyday (including Christmas Day & Public Holidays) 8-11