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“A great way to relax after a day on the ice.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glacier Hot Pools

Glacier Hot Pools
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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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“A great way to relax after a day on the ice.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

Had a lovely time relaxing in the hot pools at the Glacier Hotpools. A lovely rainforest setting, a great range of pool temperatures and a lovely modern facility. Can't wait to go back!

Visited November 2012
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“Unexpected Luxury!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

My wife seemed to be determined to get in every hot pool in NEw Zealand however this one was simply brilliant. We booked the private spa with our 2 year old son and was amazed to be led outside to a spa in a rainforest setting. Total privacy which was great even with a toddler in tow....nice deep hot spa. I took my son into the main pool area which is actually three large pools again under a rainforest canopy. Really nice time where the time just passed by...It was fairly quiet when we were there which added to the luxurious feel of the place.

Top class in an unexpected location!

Visited November 2012
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London, UK
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“Massage and private pool package”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

We visited the hot pools twice on our honeymoon trip. The public pools were big and clean and on our second trip we bought the couples massage and private pool package. It was excellent value and we really enjoyed the experience.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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22 reviews
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“Tranquility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

This was my first time in a hot spring setting and I loved it. We had a private area with our own showering and toilet facilities and complete privacy. Would definitely recommend this option. Loved being surrounded by thick lush forest. The water is quite hot so 45 minutes is definitely enough time.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

What a beautiful place - gorgeous architecture and design. Relaxing atmosphere that manages to be intimate even when its packed full of people. A must do activity in Franz Josef.

Visited October 2012
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