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Hot Pools In Canterbury

Hot Pools That Are More Than Just Hot Water

Is there anything better than slipping into a hot pool after a day of seeing the sights? As you lower your tired body into the warm water, stresses and aches melt away and it's almost impossible not to sigh with relief or giggle with joy. Does it get any better?

We've compiled a list of the hot pool hot spots around Canterbury.

Christchurch New Brighton Hot Pools With Sunrise

He Puna Taimoana, Christchurch

Locals have been flocking to these outdoor hot pools where the best view of New Brighton Beach is framed by the perfectly situated window in the sauna. Supersize that sea-side vista by booking a Sunrise Soak on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during autumn, winter and spring, with a start time between 6am and 7.15am, depending on the time of sunrise. Your two-hour session includes a luxurious robe to wear, a complimentary mocktail to enjoy as you soak, and an optional guided meditation designed to leave you relaxed and refreshed.

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Opuke Hot Pools With Mountains

Ōpuke Thermal Pools And Spa, Mid Canterbury

At Methven’s Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa, enjoy a cocktail at the swim up bar as you soak in the serenity. Their water is sourced from nearby mountains and solar heated. The Tranquility Pools are catered to adults, while the Discovery Pools are suited for families. The Tranquility Pools have glorious views across the foothills of the Southern Alps and a well-stocked swim-up bar and eatery with underwater stools. In the Discovery Pools, you’ll find a crazy river and leap-of-faith plunge pool as well as star-lit caves and relaxation pools.

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Tekapo Springs at Night

Tekapo Springs, Mackenzie District

These lakeside outdoor hot pools are great for a daytime relax, but it’s their location at the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve that guarantees unparalleled night skies when the weather’s right. Tekapo Star Gazing is the only guided hot pools and star gazing experience in New Zealand. Take a look through an astronomers’ telescope, then lie back and drift in a floating hammock under the dark night sky, with a poolside astronomer to answer any lingering questions about the universe.

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