Soak in natural hot pools set in stunning coastal surroundings, luxurious forest, and farmland. Bathe under the stars for an incredible opportunity to unwind this winter.

Check out our top recommendations for outdoor baths, hot springs, and heated pools. 

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Parakai Springs

Parakai Springs is the perfect place for the whole family. The complex has two large main pools, an indoor pool which is heated to 40°C and a 33m outdoor pool which is heated to 32°C, including a gently sloping beach area for young children. They also have private spas, an exclusive adults-only rock pool and an onsite café for all your needs. 

Bersantai Day Spa

Bersantai Day Spa at Castaways Resort is set high on the cliffs of Karioitahi Beach, offering a tranquil coastal backdrop. The Balinese inspired décor of this day spa instantly makes you feel ready for some relaxation and rejuvenation time. Indulge in an outdoor stone bath with a glass of bubbles before your treatment. The panoramic sea and beach views are incredible! 

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Palm Springs

If you are looking for an afternoon of pure relaxation, Palm Springs is a little gem that is well worth a visit or two. There are three pools which are naturally heated geothermal water, drawn from deep beneath the ground. Choose your ideal "temperature" ranging from 34°C to 42°C and relax. 

Kaitoke Hot Springs

Located in Great Barrier Island, Kaitoke Hot Springs is a popular and easy walk following the edge of the Kaitoke Swamp to sulphureous hot springs. It will take you around 20-30 minutes to walk from the car park to the springs. A soak in the Kaitoke Hot Springs is the ultimate reward for any sore feet. The water is super warm and sometimes quite hot in places. This natural hot spring is surrounded by marvelous trees which makes it a magic spot to discover and experience this winter. 

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Black Rocks Retreat

Black Rocks Retreat is a restful escape from everyday life. Surrounded by farmland and rolling hills, the fully self-contained luxury cabin is set on the edge of Manukau Harbour - with stunning views across the water to the city of Auckland. Watch the sunrise across the water in the morning from your bed, listen to the seabirds, read for hours in a hammock, or soak in an outdoor bath under the stars – the perfect place to slow down and make you feel a world away from the business of the city. 

Heated Infinity Pool

Delamore Lodge on Waiheke Island is without a doubt one of the most instagrammable pools in Auckland. The heated infinity pool offers incredible views of the Hauraki Gulf. Relax and unwind there this winter, while making sure everyone on your Instagram feed knows what a wonderful time you are having. The photogenic and ever-popular infinity swimming pool is open to all resident guests. 

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Warblers Retreat

In the heart of Auckland Tamaki Makaurau lies a hidden oasis named Warblers Retreat - a romantic, 5-stars, eco-luxury nature retreat with a forest bathe. Enjoy the total seclusion and quietness of the forest surroundings. Take a stroll down the bush track to tune into the sounds of nature and after your wanders, soak up the peaceful atmosphere in an outdoor bath by a waterfall. It is so relaxing; you will feel like you have been away for a week. 

Parohe Island Retreat

Fall asleep under the stars and wake up to the sound of native birds at Parohe Island Retreat on Kawau Island. Take time to regenerate at this Wi-Fi-free retreat where you will not find TVs, radios, or phones in your room. The wellness facilities include outdoor baths, sauna, and a swimming pool. Parohe also has organic gardens and fruit orchards providing seasonal fresh fruits and veggies all- year long. 

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Cordis Auckland

Cordis Auckland has an outside jacuzzi as well as a pool. Their fitness and wellness facilities are designed to keep you healthy and energized. Break a sweat at the Health Club; soothe away your stress in the spa pool; or relax and rejuvenate at Chuan Spa. You can even swim under the stars in their stunning heated rooftop pool. 

Hilton Auckland

Get a unique view of Auckland’s harbour through Hilton’s outdoor lap pool's underwater viewing window. The views from this heated rooftop pool are stunning! Ask a friend or your partner to take a picture of you from the parking lot to get the perfect Instagram shot – mermaid feel, guaranteed.