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“one hour is plenty to visit”
Review of The Lost Spring

The Lost Spring
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Hot Springs, Natural Geo-thermal Pools, Day Spa and Dining.
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“one hour is plenty to visit”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

loved this place expensive for a day at $60 we thought one hour was enough and enjoy the time there with a coctail in the pool!

Visited October 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Relaxing Hideaway”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Remotely tucked away behind plants and native trees, The Lost Spring gave an exotic yet homely experience. There were friendly staff with a great sense of humour and they go the extra mile for their guests. Your drinks are brought to the pool side and you can take a sip as your body soaks up the minerals! The water temperatures of the pool vary from 33 degrees to about 48 and is definitely perfect for winter. Additionally, I had a foot massage where they used sugar rub to exfoliate your skin. My skin had never felt this smooth before. The aromas were pleasantly sweet that I left purchasing the body mist fragrance, in which I'm happily using now!

Visited September 2012
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Auckland New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Magical delight!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Absolutely stunning place providing pleasure to every sense! The creator of this wonderland has spared no detail - paths are studded with gem-like pebbles, rock surfaces have geodes and gold pieces glittering in the sun - and then there is the aquamarine warm water, the amethyst carve and the hot crater lake soothing every muscle... throw in the most beautiful plants, palms and bush and the music of Te Vaka - gorgeous food and drink whenever you choose - attentive staff - what more can I say??

Visited September 2012
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Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice way to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Massage was fantastic - thanks Hayley D. The pools had a range of heat which would suit most visitors

Visited September 2012
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Gisborne
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Secluded luxury”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

After a short walk from our accomodation we entered the Lost Spring complex. Trees surrounded the buildings and pools which made you feel as though you were out in the country. Changing rooms were very clean and lockers convenient to keep your valuables safe. The layout of the pools with temperature changes was well done and having a cocktail while bathing was lovely. Alan Hopping is obviously passionate about the pools walking around greeting people and asking if they found the water temperature comfortable especially in the 'hot' pool. Our skin definitely felt softer, even our husbands commented on this. We'll be back and try the spa next time!

Visited September 2012
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