Sapphire Springs Thermal Pools & Bush Walks
Sapphire Springs Holiday Park & Thermal Pools feature three warm outdoor thermal pools and two hot private spas in a picturesque natural bush setting.
The warm outdoor thermal pools include a small pool ideal for young children, a medium-sized rectangular pool and a large kidney shaped deep pool. The pools are fed from a pure natural warm water spring which flows constantly, and enters the pools between 30°C and 32°C.
The two hot private spas are situated each in a room of their own just a little way away from the main pools. They are heated up to a lovely 38°C for guests to enjoy a relaxing hot soak.
Pools are open daily (including public holidays) from 7.00am until 8.00pm. We appologise for any inconvenience when pools are closed for cleaning. Please phone us to find out days and times of cleaning.
Prices include all persons using the pools, park, BBQ area and bush walks (regardless of whether you are swimming or not).
|Outdoor Pools||Private Spas||Pool/Spa Combo|
|Adults (14 years and over)||$5.50||$9.00||$12.00|
|Children (1 to 13 years)||$3.50||$5.00||$7.00|
|Seniors (Gold Card Required)||$4.50||$8.00||$11.00|
Spa is for 1 hour, 6 persons maximum. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Talk to us about concessions (every 10th swim free).
In conjunction with our swimming pools, Sapphire Springs Holiday Park and Thermal Pools has several bush walks on offer. There are four in total ranging from 20 minutes to an hour in duration. Maps of the walking tracks are available at Reception.
While exploring the bush walks keep an eye out for some of New Zealand's native trees, plants and fungi that abound the area – kauri, rimu, totara, tawa, punga, miro, puriri, nikau palms, liverworts, lichens and native orchids, ferns and mosses. The giant NZ kauri can grow to a girth of many metres and an age of hundreds of years and is now on one of New Zealand's protected icons list. These majestic New Zealand native trees can be seen on the many bush walks at Sapphire Springs Holiday Park and Thermal Pools.
In addition to the native trees, plants and fungi, you will often see, flitting above your head, the wonderful little fantail, or the iconic tui singing in the trees. Night time at Sapphire Springs Holiday Park and Thermal Pools brings the moreporks and their haunting melancholic call, along with a number of spots along the river banks where you might find a slippery eel or some magical glowworms.
When exploring the bush please keep to the designated walking tracks and signs for your own safety and the safety of our environment. And please remember to take your rubbish with you, and leave only your footprints.
Sapphire Springs Holiday Park and Thermal Pools is also set around a sparkling clean river that can provide hours of entertainment on those hot summer days. Perfect for a cool dip, or just relax and watch the children splashing around in the many water holes. A game we often like to play is to make sail boats and watch them float down the river to see whose is fastest!
Also on offer at Sapphire Springs Holiday Park and Thermal Pools you will find, a covered-in BBQ area with coin-operated BBQ's, changing rooms and toilets, large grassy picnic areas, and a volleyball net.