Polynesian Spa Adult Pools

8 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $20 Per Person

Polynesian Spa Adult Pools

8 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $20 Per Person

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      Polynesian Spa Adult Pools

      Tauranga, New Zealand
      From (USD) $20 Per Person
      • The spa: Discover why people have come for the therapeutic waters since the 1800s. Two natural springs, one acidic and one alkaline, feed hot mineral pools that rejuvenate the skin and soothe muscles, aches, and pains.
      • The adult pools: Immerse yourself in three acidic and three cascading alkaline pools, ranging in temperature from 100 to 108 degrees. This area is reserved for ages 15 and up, and also includes a stand-up pool for stretching and reflexology walk.
      • The treatments: Enjoy a magnificent menu of wellness treatments, from Aix spa therapies to geothermal mud wraps, aromatherapy massage, relaxation massage, facials, and more.
      About This Tauranga Tour

      In Maori, the word taonga refers to treasures. But in their culture, treasures are not limited to gold, silver and precious stones. There are many things in nature that the Maori consider treasures: gifts from the gods. The pools at Polynesian Spa are such gifts.

      Few places in the world have the geothermal footprint found in Rotorua. In Maori folklore, all the hot springs, geysers, mud pools, and other natural phenomena were created by Te Pupu and Te Hoata, the goddesses of fire.

      The goddesses' brother, a priest named Ngatoroirangi who guided the great Te Arawa canoe from Polynesia to the land they called Aotearea, went exploring on his own. He found Tongariro Mountain and climbed. But it was so cold at the top that he began to freeze.

      The priest called on his goddess sisters, and they traveled under land and sea in the form of fire, bringing warmth – and a trail of steaming ponds and other thermal hot spots, some of which now make up the Polynesian Spa.

      The Maori consider themselves the guardians of all geothermal areas, and every hot spring in Rotorua is known and named by them. People come from all over to rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit here. And in the process you come to understand taonga. They may not know the names of the gods, but they certainly treasure the gifts.

      Don't drink the water

      Soaking in the Spa's therapeutic waters – acidic in the Priest Spring, alkaline in Rachel Spring – can do wonders for your body. But you don't want to drink any of it. All the hot pools are sulfuric. Drinking sulfur water may not kill you, but it will give you a case of what might be called Maori's revenge.

      Getting prepared
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      Cancellation policy

      Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.

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