The Best Hot Pools Queenstown Has to Offer

What do you have packed into your New Zealand holiday itinerary? Are you ready to experience adrenaline-packed activities, hit the shops, and dine at award-winning restaurants?

If you’ve planned for non-stop thrills in Queenstown, don’t forget to give your body a well-deserved treat!

Queenstown is brimming with world-class hot pools and spas. Experience the very definition of relaxation with a kiwi onsen experience. Or, chill out with a one-hour body massage. Imagine the serenity of soaking in warm, natural pools of mineral-rich New Zealand waters.

Whatever kind of relaxation you're looking for, we have it here. Read our guide to find the best local hideaways to melt away stress, soothe tired muscles, and revitalise your skin at the best hot pools in Queenstown.

The best hot pools in or near Queenstown are:


Relax at the Onsen Hot Pools & Day Spa in Queenstown

A private spa overlooking mountains and a river at Onsen Hot Pools.
Image credit: Rhys Pope - Flickr

Queenstown’s Onsen Hot Pools offers a tranquil escape from the city and puts a unique kiwi twist on the traditional Japanese bathhouse.

Only a ten-minute drive from Queenstown, you’ll rest under a sky full of sun or stars amidst a magnificent alpine setting overlooking the famous Shotover River. Feel immediately relaxed as you recline in one of their luxurious cedar hot tubs, filled with the pure water from the surrounding mountains.

A retractable roof allows you to cover or uncover your outdoor Onsen experience at the touch of a button. Why not continue your experience with a deluxe facial or a massage of your choice?

Try to book in advance if possible, as available tubs can get snatched up quickly!

Where: 162 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point


Feel your worries melt away in the Nugget Point hot tubs

An indoor spa pool surrounded by candles and yellow lighting.
Image credit: My Guide Queenstown

Prepare for incredible views and to feel at one with nature - relax in your very own private outdoor hot tub surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges. Calm and rejuvenate your mind with a relaxing, heated soak. Choose a spa experience package to access the saltwater plunge pool, marbled bath, steam room, and sauna.

Where: Nugget Point Hotel, 146 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point


Enjoy a pampering spa at Millbrook Resort

A woman lies on her front while a masseuse works on rubbing her shoulders at Millbrook Resort.
Image credit: Millbrook

Immerse yourself in luxury and rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul with a visit to Millbrook Resort Golf Club and Spa. Enjoy an hour or two of bliss with an invigorating facial or choose from their range of spa treatments using natural skin care products. Soothe aches and pains with a therapeutic deep tissue massage.

Where: Malaghans Road, Arrowtown


Discover a swimming paradise at Alpine Aqualand

An indoor lazy river swimming pool at a Alpine Aqualand
Image credit: Koura Apartments

Alpine Aqualand is a great place to entertain the whole family. Choose from a 25-metre lap pool, leisure pool and lazy river, two hydro slides, a toddler pool with water features, or an adults' hot pool.

Group and private swim lessons are also available, and during school holidays, the centre puts on lots of fun events for the kids. Toddlers under 4 swim for free.

Where: Queenstown Events Centre, Joe O'Connell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown.


Soak in the hot pools at Tekapo Springs

Vibrant blue pools surrounded by snow under a blue sky at Tekapo Springs.
Image credit: Tekapo Springs

Escape Queenstown and absorb the breathtaking alpine scenery from one of three natural mineral pools. Free your body from tension and lean into the pool’s powerful massage jets. You’ll release your inner and outer radiance in the warm, freshwater.

All pools offer panoramic views of the sparkling Lake Tekapo, pine-clad mountains, and luminous skies above. With the warm water caressing your skin, watch the breathtaking colours of the mountains change as the evening sunsets and the incandescent stars start to twinkle in the night sky.

Where: 6 Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo


Explore more great things to do in Queenstown

Where else on earth would you rather be? Don’t forget to check out Skyline’s adventure-filled activities - test your carting skills at speed on the Skyline Luge! For more amazing things to do and see in Queenstown, New Zealand, claim our complimentary travel guide here. You can also browse more fantastic Queenstown travel ideas in our blog.

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