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Glacier Hot Pools

Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 800 044 044
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“private pool” (104 reviews)
“hot pools” (177 reviews)
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Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 800 044 044
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Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

The hot pools are more of a wellness spa than anything and allow anyone access to the pools as an after thought. The three pools (40, 38, and 36 degC) can be accessed at $26NZD pp and are just heated paddling pools, not natural hot...More

Thank jamex101
Reviewed January 16, 2016

Really loved the private pool, the group pools looked nice but very quiet and the kids couldnt really splash around. mostly back packers but a couple of families. Change rooms were clean and showers available as well as lockers. We really enjoyed the private spas...More

Thank TashWood
Reviewed January 16, 2016

We visited the pools for a Private Hot Pool experience on our January 2106 visit. We found the experience worth the money and the facilities, cleanliness and setting to be top notch. Great place to relax after a long drive. You have to be there...More

Thank hazza2016
Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Visited the hot pools after a day where we walked to the glacier. Took the private pool option which was a great experience. The privacy and feel of your own pool is amazing. Particularly as the standard hot pools are less than 10 metres away....More

Thank Luke S
Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Went here thinking they were natural pools. They are not, they are simply hot tubs. It is very small with only 3 pools ranging in temp from 36-40. Hired lockers unlock themselves after a certain amount of time allowing anyone access to your stuff.

1  Thank Jo B
Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

After the hike on the glacier a visit to the hot pools is really relaxing. Take a dip in the 36, 38 & 40 degrees pools and enjoy. Everything is nice and tidy and staff friendly and helpful.

Thank iWiebe
Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

I went because I had a free pass, but would have been very disappointed if I paid for this. There are three large outdoor hot tubs. Each has a different temperature, so you can spend extra time in the one you like best. Maybe I...More

1  Thank RadiantVoid
Reviewed January 9, 2016

We got free entry here as we had done a tour earlier in the day of the glacier. Very peaceful and relaxing. There were 3 pools of different temperatures, can't stay for too long or you'll get a little overheated!

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed January 8, 2016

What a great option to relax after a glacier valley walk - albeit artificial. All three pools 36, 38 and 40 were busy (I suppose it was because of the Christmas season) but clean and relaxing. Towels and storage were extra. I wish there was...More

1  Thank Aishwaryarao
Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Great pools for little kids. My tall five year old could stand up everywhere. Done in a lovely way with natural bush around. Was the most I think I've ever paid for hot pools in NZ though!!

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Shreya H
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Wanda F | Reviewed this property |
hi no need uf you stay in town. It is in centre of town. Great to relax.
kelly B
March 23, 2017|
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Response from NisheshV | Reviewed this property |
no booking required for hot pools. if that what you mean by spa. Apr should be fairly a non peak so may not be required
Judith L
March 9, 2017|
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Response from LJD1250 | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't smell chlorine and went under water a lot with no problem.