Our hot springs

Our Hot Springs are totally natural.

Set beside the soothing waters of the Maruia River, the hot pools come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and temperatures, but each is a perfectly formed tarn, built from smoothest rocks, tumbled and gathered from the river.

Due to its high mineral content, the thermal water has healing properties, and it’s thought to be particularly beneficial for detoxifying and softening the skin. No chemicals are added to change its composition, so the colour palette of the pools changes daily.

Today’s hot spring water fell as rain more than 100 years ago. It seeped down through deep fissures in the mountains and remained in underground reservoirs before it was heated and pushed back up to the surface through the vents at Maruia Springs. Basically it’s the same water with new packaging – hot, with a sulphur content of one milligram per kilogram of water.

Its colour, temperature and flow rate can vary from day to day, and is dependant on the weather patterns and variation is especially noticable after heavy rain, snow or drought. We will do our best to maintain the pool temperatures in the vicinity of 40 degrees, however sometimes it is difficult to achieve this. If you are concerned about the pool condition of the day, please feel free to contact our reception before your arrival.