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Bathing in mud, Hells Gate and Wai Ora Spa - Image: Destination Rotorua

Ahh! Imagine the blissful pleasure of sliding into the warm waters of a bubbling thermal pool surrounded by lush ferns, knowing that a massage by a professional therapist is yet to come.

New Zealand has often been described as a paradise on earth, hence the name you’ll sometimes hear the locals use: ‘Godzone’ (God’s own country). Visit a selection of the nation’s expert day spas or thermal pool complexes and you will soon see why! New Zealand’s pure, natural and beautiful environment lends itself to blissful vacations that spell relaxation and indulgence for body and soul. Whether your clients want to recover from adrenaline-pumping pursuits like skiing or bungy jumping, or whether relaxation is the main purpose of their visit, you’ll find the perfect way to pamper them here in New Zealand.

New Zealand’s geothermal activity is most obvious in places like Taupo and Rotorua, where steam vents and bubbling mud pools hint at the activity beneath, but there are thermal pools throughout the country. Opinions vary on just how significant the health benefits of thermal spas are, but there is no disputing the fact that soaking in a warm thermal pool is wonderfully relaxing for body and mind! For Maori, geothermal features hold spiritual significance, and visitors will certainly feel the atmosphere of rich history, culture and soul-restoring peace as they ‘take to the water’ at popular spas such as Hells Gate and Wai Ora Spa in Rotorua.

Mineral pools in New Zealand range from small natural mineral pools known only to locals to large complexes with multiple pools in landscaped settings. In addition to pools in Rotorua, Lake Taupo and Eastland, Hanmer Springs in the South Island is the setting for one of New Zealand’s most well-known thermal pool complexes. As with other large complexes, here you will find a range of public and private pools, as well as pools for children and a hydro-slide. The complex also offers an extensive range of indulgent and luxurious health and beauty treatments for you to enjoy.
Even if your clients are not visiting a thermal pool, they will find plenty of opportunities for rest and rejuvenation. Everybody has a different way of relaxing, whether it’s lying on a beach, taking a walk or enjoying a round on a picturesque golf course. For a more hands-on approach, there are health and beauty clinics, day spas and resorts that specialise in holistic nurturing dotted right throughout the country.

New Zealanders value their relaxation time and know just how to leave their worries behind – encourage your clients to do the same as they breathe a sigh of relief, kick off their shoes and unwind at their chosen New Zealand destination.

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