Waiho Hot Tubs
Waiho Hot Tubs
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2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
About
Relax with us for an hour in your own private, wood fired, hot tub. Refilled with fresh water for every booking, and with the ability to set your own temperature through cooling or further heating the water, you can't help but enjoy these private pools set in the Franz Josef village rainforest. Ideal for up to 4 adults and a child. Adults only after 6 pm. Find us on Cron Street, Opposite the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre, in the Franz Josef Glacier village.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Janine
    Mentone, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Warms you up for hours! Great way to relax and makes surebuoy have a great nights sleep.
    This was a great experience that was truely magical. The rain above the hot tub was lovely. Hours afterwards I still feel warmed through and relaxed. Looking forward to a great nights sleep that is not always as easy when travelling.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 13, 2023
  • chelsea c
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect hot tubs to relax and unwind
    We had an absolutely wonderful afternoon here, beautiful little area for the hot tubs it was private and surrounded by pretty trees and had great service when we arrived! Definitely recommend after a hike to unwind and relax!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Sightsee22102563970
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do
    So beautiful, felt like we were in a rain forrest. Host was amazing, beutiful spring water to drink straight from the tap. The mountain water made our skin feel amazing. Cute touches with lollies and host checked in on us. Was with my elderly Mum but access was easy with sturdy steps and hand rails. Epsom salts were extra but worth it.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Mobile36867769336
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Love everything about this place! Private, beautiful, serene, very clean and hygienic. Corban, the front man was very helpful and friendly. Just top notch being able to relax in this beautiful natural bush space and I loved how warm the water was. If I come back to Franz Josef, I'm definitely visiting these hot tubs again!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
  • 1Maya23
    Whangarei, New Zealand160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An hour of bliss amongst nature
    Blissful floating amongst nature. It was such a relaxing experience to just close my eyes & listen to the birds. Native bush (plus ponga/fern trunk fences) gives you an absolute feel of privacy. Quiet!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 8, 2023
  • ZM Toh
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss this when in Franz Josef
    One of our more memorable experiences in NZ. We had a great dip, so quiet and peaceful, with privacy. In this cold, the hot tub is perfect. We asked for glasses so we could enjoy some fruits and the sparkling wine we brought. Would definitely recommend our friends and family who are heading over.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 8, 2023
  • jennA
    Cambridge, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Lovely welcome, helpful staff, lovely hot tub after a long hike. Secluded and romantic. Definitely recommend a hot tub here. It was quite warm out but being secluded and having an umbrella it wasn’t hot at all.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 23, 2023
  • Jacalyn Y
    New York City, New York35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Divinely relaxing.
    Divine! Every hot tub was nestled amongst lush tropical greenery. Very private. The tub was spotless, water temperature heated by a wood burning stove but one has the ability to manually control the temperature via a cold water spout. It was perfect. The water so refreshing so relaxing so much fun. Thank you thank you.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Donna F
    Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous hot tub experience
    We loved this! My husband wasn’t so enthused until we arrived and he was immediately won over. The steel hot tub is immaculately clean and the water is drained, so fresh and clean for each guest. Pristine sanctuary in a lush private oasis. Incredibly relaxing and indulgent, and the smell from the wood fire is divine!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 13, 2023
  • Emma L
    125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place, well worth a visit
    A very wet day in Franz Joseph stopped our planned activities. Came across this little place just off the Main Street and booked an hours soak. Lovely place, so relaxing, well worth a visit
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 4, 2024
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ilherbie
Auckland, New Zealand46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
Adam was super friendly and welcoming. I opted to pay the extra lavender hydrosol that you poor into the hot water which smelt so nice and just added to the relaxation and aromatherapy of the whole experience. The hot tub and the setting itself was so lovely and secluded - although I did have 3 x random guys separately walk/peeked into my hot tub area which was supposed to be private? I think they either lost their way or not sure who they were but it put me off a little. It wouldn’t have been ideal if they walked in as I was getting changed. Another thing is I wasn’t sure how much time you were allowed to get changed back to your normal clothes in that shed (where you place all your belongings) after the 1 hour session is up. Perhaps I should have asked Adam but information on this on the website or somewhere would be helpful. After the 3 guys walking in on separate occasions, I opted to get changed in the bathrooms/showers only to see that they were single shower sheds and the floor was wet. Again not really ideal to get changed in. The hot tubs in Rotorua, I feel provided better changing facilities complete with hairdryers. Although, I really did love the setting of the Waiho hot tubs - it’s just a shame that I had random guys walk in on my area (I’m female doing the hot tub solo) and the changing situation did not help. I did pop back into reception to give Adam my feedback but there was no one there but another guy (perhaps another customer waiting for reception to be attended) so I left.
Written January 4, 2022
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Kate J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
What a discovery! Recently opened, these hot pools are everything you could ask for. Fire-heated, secluded in native bush, thoughtful touches like choccies and ambient fairy lights make it the best experience. Miyargy our host made us feel so welcome and really enjoys seeing people get the best out of their visit.
Written December 7, 2020
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Hi Kate, Thanks for sharing your discover of our Waiho Hot Tubs on Trip Advisor! Your kind words has Miyargy walking on Cloud Nine! We are you really pleased you enjoyed your hour long soak with us. Hope you had lots of other wonderful discoveries during your West Coast trip. Kindly Adam & Miyargy
Written January 23, 2021
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RedJer
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Perfect location, private with its own changing room. The freedom to bring your own favourite beverage with plastic goblets supplied on site. Best of all the method of letting you know your time is up...the Tub starts to drain ....how clever is that plus ensuring everyone gets a fresh fill of water on arrival ! Excellent, Hats Off to the owner / operator. 5 Stars Highly recommended!!!
Written October 19, 2022
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Julian Brinkman
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We arrived at Franz Josef on a very rainy day in June. At Waiho Hot Tub we could soak in a nice and warm hot tub after being soaked by the rain. We enjoyed a private and secluded hot tub with the comfort of our own drinks. Waiho provided a jug of cold water and several cups. They have a very friendly staff and the tubs are very clean. There is even a changing room next to your hot tub and public toilets nearby. We would definitely recommend this to anyone who has walked to Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier and wants to relax after.
Written June 7, 2022
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Julia Y
London, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
Honestly, apart from the gorgeous hikes and views, this is the best thing in Franz Josef by a long shot and some of the best hot pools I’ve been to. For a luxury experience at a pretty decent price tag, these are private, in a beautiful peaceful forest setting, smell divine from the wood fire, clean and just absolutely relaxing. Loved being able to bring in drinks and snacks and you get a full hour which is plenty of time. The staff were so lovely and relaxed too. It felt like a real team behind the place rather than just a corporate outfit or profit machine which some pools feel like. I’d go back in a heartbeat!
Written February 8, 2021
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Ellie
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We booked this as a way to relax after a Heli hike and have something to do late afternoon after a day on the glacier. This trip was unfortunately cancelled due to winds which we were sad about. The hot tub experience was fantastic and such a lovely treat!

Hot tubs are lovely and warm with a cold tap and shower to feed the water in and keep it at an enjoyable temperature. We took a bottle of sparkling that we had bought on a wine tour and there were wine glasses provided to enjoy. The setting feels secluded and private. The hour went really fast! Great and unexpected thing to do in Franz Josef. Would recommend!
Written January 11, 2023
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Julie H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We loved our hour session. The tins are fuelled by wood burners which creates consistent heat along with a lovely wood burning scent. The tubs are very private surrounded by ferns and foliage. Each has its own changing room. We were also encouraged to bring wine and glasses are provided. Truly relaxing and rejuvenating!
Written January 12, 2023
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Natalie H
Franz Josef, New Zealand37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
The Waiho tubs are an absolute joy and a highlight of Franz Josef. The atmosphere of the rainforest and the privacy of the tubs are a delight. Staff went out of their way to make our time as special as possible with lovely extra touches, we will be back and recommend the Waiho tubs to all!
Written February 14, 2021
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Thankyou Natalie. Your kind words have made our day. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your hour with us. We look forward to your return visit! Kindly Adam
Written February 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kristen M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was a lovely experience, from the friendliness of the staff member to the ambiance. The hot tub was very warm and relaxing. We got a bath bomb too, which was a nice touch. It’s very intimate and quiet. If you’re planning on going on a rainy or chilly day, book in advance as that’s the best time to soak and it often gets booked up.
Written February 26, 2024
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Jacalyn Y
New York City, NY35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Divine! Every hot tub was nestled amongst lush tropical greenery. Very private. The tub was spotless, water temperature heated by a wood burning stove but one has the ability to manually control the temperature via a cold water spout. It was perfect. The water so refreshing so relaxing so much fun. Thank you thank you.
Written December 6, 2023
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