These pools are one of the most fab ways I have ever found to get some real time-out!…… a multitude of different cozy pools, ranging in temperature so the whole family is relaxed and happy be warned—> my eight year old usually takes around 20 minutes after arriving before she will unclamp her nose :p truly an awesome place to stop while visiting Northland! xox [Jules, Auckland NZ]
Very calm and relaxing atmosphere. Be warned - the facility looks like it's falling apart and many of the walkways and shelters look like they're falling apart, but the hot pools are wonderful - very low key, uncrowded, and relaxing. Change rooms but no lockers, no showers, but just $4 to soak in one of about 8 different pools. Be prepared for the broken-down look of the place, and for the dark, opaque water, and then enjoy yourself!
Canadian Traveler - Toronto, Canada
09th December 2014
Amazing place to visit in NZ.After speaking to local people I was surprised to know this place has great historical significance. Place lacks Lustre but is very natural. The pool water is heated naturaly with geothermal activities. Temp varies from 36 - 51 degree celcius. I could only go up to 45 degree celcius though. As it gets darker you feel a lot closer to the nature. You need to visit it once at least in your life time. I like to thank Diane for being patient with me in answering all my curiosity driven questions. It was an amazing experience and will definately go back again.
Mortgage Delivery Guy - Canada
28th January 2016
Such a special tapu place - skin has never felt so clean & soft! True gem of the north, surrounded by history and healing for the mind, body & soul. Cant wait for my next visit. xox
Heke Whanau - Whangarei
23th June 2014
Visited along with my wife in Dec '14. We had been warned about the apperance and took it at face value. What fun! Very relaxing and with very pleasant staff (who were happy to hose us down afterwards). Ignore the look of the water and just sink right in. Will visit agai when we are in the area (even though we ponged for days!!!)
Bernard - England
22th January 2015
Wow! If you have aches and pains, wow, if you just wish to relax, ewow, great for skin, great for everything. What a blessing. If i lived there i would be in there everyday and my eczema would be gone and my bones wouldn't ache anymore. What a blessing! thank you!
Anna Prossor - Auckland
1. Head southeast on Horeke Rd 2.0 km
2. Continue onto Settlers Way 1.3 km
3. Continue straight to stay on Settlers Way
4. Turn right onto State Highway 1 (signs for Whangarei/Kaikohe) 6.3 km
5. Turn right onto State Highway 15 7.4 km
6. Turn left onto State Highway 12 2.5 km
7. Turn right onto Ngawha Springs Rd