HOT pools

Experience the total relaxation of soaking in hot water in an alpine environment 720 metres above sea level. Our three hot pools are filled from an underground source near Tekapo; while the water is not geothermal it is exceptionally pure. Temperatures range from 36.5 to 38.5 degrees Celsius.


The soothing hot water and inspiring views combine to infuse you with a feeling of calm and relaxation. Each pool offers a different view; the brilliant blue of Lake Tekapo, sparse golden mountain ranges, pine forest and the pure blue skies of the Mackenzie Region. As the sun sets, watch the beautiful changing light and colours on the mountains and in the sky. By night, marvel at the dazzling stars of a dark sky reserve that encompasses Tekapo and the wider Mackenzie Region.


Our pools are named and shaped in honour of the Mackenzie Region’s iconic lakes: Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo. Each pool has benched seating, so you can sit back and relax in comfort. Ohau has water curtains for a light, soothing effect while Pukaki has massage jets to relieve those aches and pains. Our hottest pool, Tekapo, is a calming, adults-only space with inspiring views of Lake Tekapo and the Two Thumb mountain range. Each pool is 40 square metres, and one metre deep at the deepest point.
Our landscaping has been carefully designed with unique alpine plants and trees from around the region. Greywacke boulders unearthed during construction of Tekapo Springs complement the native plants and schist rock forms our pathways. Native birds, like the fantail/piwakawaka and grey warbler/riroriro, are sometimes seen flitting around the pools and in the forest.


Enjoy a refreshing alternative to the hot pools with our cooler pools and Aqua Play Area featuring expansive views of Lake Tekapo and the mountains. Temperatures range from 28 to 32 degrees Celsius.

Godley Deep Pool

Enjoy an invigorating swim in our deep pool or take a dive off the side. Relax in the sun on a deckchair and soak in the stunning lake and mountain views. Our Godley pool is 1.8 metres at its deepest point and is the perfect cool spot for a hot summer’s day.


Our cooler Aqua Play Area features a spacious shallow pool (one metre at the deepest point) and an exciting play area with interactive water jets, fountains and showers. This beach-accessed space is perfect for parents to sit back and relax while the children play – if you can resist joining in that is!


To buy your tickets online please select the number of adults and children in your group & add to the Cart. You can then enter your details + date of arrival & pay online. You will receive a confirmation email with your order ID to present at ticket counter.


Fluctuations in water temperatures may occur due to environmental conditions.
We reserve the right to close individual pools due to weather, maintenance or health and safety requirements.

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