Nga Waiariki - public springs
Our public springs comprise of 16 geothermal pools. Each of our geothermal pools have their own unique characteristics and healing properties with changing colours, differing temperatures and minerals.
BULLDOG This is the oldest pool within the complex. Its name originates from the growling sound it once made as the water forced its way out between the rocks. It is one of the hottest of the pools in the complex. A popular pool for most ailments.
TANEMAHUTA This pool is named after one of the deities found in Maori procreation history. It is said to be good for the treatment of burns.
DOCTOR This pool is one of the older established pools. Its size is an indication of its popularity
FAVOURITE Known for easing chest congestion.
MOKOPUNA Newly named at the reopening one\ 27 April 2022
KOWHAI and MILKY WAY Two of the cooler pools
KOTAHITANGA This pool is similar to the Bulldog in mineral content.
BABY A pool that undergoes many colour changes.
WAIKATO So named after the people from Waikato who dug the pool. It is a popular pool for unwinding after a hard day at work. The pool's bubbles massages and soothes the body.
JUPITER, UNIVERSAL, CINDERELLA, SULPHUR WAY