Hot Mineral Bathing & Spa Therapies
Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading international day spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua.
We invite you to experience this World Top Ten Spa (thermal/natural/medical spas), as voted by readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller magazine 2004-2007, 2009.
Years in the making for you today…
In 1878, a priest named Father Mahoney, trekked 80 Kilometers from Tauranga to Rotorua to bathe in a hand-dug, fern and manuka-fringed thermal pool where Polynesian Spa is now located.
Bathing regularly in the waters over several months, Father Mahoneys’ arthritis was greatly alleviated, initiating an international reputation for the therapeutic properties of the hot mineral spring water.
Operated by the Government, the Pavilion Bath House opened as the first building on the current site of Polynesian Spa. The thermal springs around the Government Gardens where Polynesian Spa is sited, were the reason for the town of Rotorua being planned, by way of the Thermal Springs Districts Act 1881.
The Government of the day leased the then named Ward Baths to Polynesian Pools Limited. This privately-owned and operated New Zealand company has since developed the facilities into the internationally acclaimed Polynesian Spa.
2004-2007 & 2009
Polynesian Spa is voted a World Top Ten Spa (medical and thermal spas) by the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller magazine.
We are dedicated to continuous improvement for the enjoyment of all visitors to Polynesian Spa.