In addition to geothermal pools or traditional Maori massage, you will also find numerous beauty clinics and day spas throughout the country where you can have essential beauty maintenance performed while being thoroughly pampered by the professionals. Geothermal pool resorts provide luxurious spa treatments and expert massages alongside the healing hot pools. Away from the pools, destination spas are some of the country’s wonderful beauty havens where you’ll find everything from detox treatments and anti-ageing packages to aromatherapy, facials, acupuncture and exfoliation. So whether your feet are aching and longing for a massage, whether you want to experience Maori culture in an indulgent way, or whether you feel like a complete make-over, New Zealand’s professional beauty and massage therapists will look after you.
East Day Spa [Auckland & Wellington]: Specialising in Eastern-style, natural holistic treatments in the urban centres.
The Lost Spring [Whitianga]: Thermal pools and an indulgent day spa nestled in lush forest.
Hells Gate and Wai Ora Spa [Rotorua]: Mud and sulphur baths, Maori massage and the Southern Hemisphere’s largest hot waterfall.
Polynesian Spa [Rotorua] Experience Rotorua’s famous geothermal waters at a spa voted into the world’s top 10 by Conde Nast Traveller readers.
Wai Ora Lakeside Resort & Spa [Rotorua] Wai Ora offers superb spa facilities in beautifully landscaped grounds.
Debretts Thermal Spa Resort [Taupo] Private mineral pools, wet massage water curtains and extensive spa menu.
Ocean Spa [Napier] Outdoor spas on the waterfront with ocean views, body therapy facilities and gym complex.
The Glacier Hot Pools [Franz Josef] Luxurious hot pools and massage treatment rooms nestled in native rainforest on the West Coast.
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa [Hanmer Springs] Hot pool complex in an alpine setting with plenty of treatments available.