Relax and unwind: 3 of New Zealand’s top spa resorts

Swimming pool at Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, Queenstown

FOR the perfect destination to relax and kick back, look no further than New Zealand. Natural geothermal baths, stunning volcanic scenery and a pleasant climate all-year-round await you at the dozens of Spa Resort destinations on offer across both the North and South Islands.

Some 20 minutes from Queenstown on the South Island, New Zealand’s Otago Valley awaits you. Nestled on the valley slopes sit some of New Zealand’s finest vineyards, as Otago’s all-round temperate climate offers the perfect conditions to cultivate some of the country’s finest vintages. The deep blue waters of Lake Wakatipu and majestic backdrop of snow-capped peaks and glacial valleys make this central region a particularly special holiday destination. The fresh mountain air and alpine scenery of Milford and Doubtful Sounds, in addition to the fact that the West Coast is only a few hours drive away, provide countless opportunities to slow-down and completely unwind.

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Visitors to the North Island should not overlook a visit to the stunning bay of islands region of New Zealand. The picturesque town of Pahia acts as a gateway to crystal blue waters, private beaches and white sands – set to help you relax and recharge those batteries against an idyllic backdrop of the Pacific. With the nearby historic towns of Russell and Kerikeri, the laid back pace of life and fresh seafood is sure to put a spring in the step of even the most seasoned traveller.

Lake Roturua. Pic: Shutterstock.

Lake Roturua. Pic: Shutterstock.

Active geysers, thermal mud baths and rejuvenating waters await you in the town of Rotorua in the Whakarewarewa valley. Lake Rotorua is famed for its healing and detoxing properties, revered by the Maori people for thousands of years. This exciting region will bring you even closer to the true heart of New Zealand, as the naturally-heated waters of the region will undo any knots and relax weary muscles while enjoying a breath taking unspoilt natural landscape.

New Zealand’s South Island also offers visitors the chance to relax and take time out while enjoying some of the most geographically diverse scenery on earth. The Island’s Maruia region is famed for its naturally heated rock pools and pleasant temperatures – providing the perfect place to enjoy a well-earned break from the stresses of the daily grind.

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Close to sunny Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park lies the golden sands of Kaiteriteri beach, an ideal choice for beach lovers looking for a quieter holiday destination. The stunning coastline, natural pools and hours of sunshine are sure to reinvigorate and rejeuvenate while enjoying miles of New Zealand’s untouched coastline.

Feeling tired and in need of a break? Read on to find out more about three of New Zealand’s world class Spa Resorts, offering a choice of treatments, excellent cuisine and accommodation where even the most stressed of travellers will be able to unwind:


Millbrook Resort

Millbrook Resort

Located on 500 acres of beautiful surroundings and a mere 20-minute drive from Queenstown, Millbrook Spa Resort offers guests a world-class spa experience. Voted number one hotel in New Zealand in the ‘Top Hotel Category’ in TripAdvisors’ Traveller’s Choice Awards for the past three consecutive years, Millbrook’s staff are happy to help make your stay a truly unforgettable experience. Located in Central Otago, the Southern Hemisphere’s four season lake and alpine resort, you can enjoy fantastic climate all-year-round at Millbrook. Rugged coastlines, bottomless lakes and snow-capped peaks await you all within a few hours of the Resort. Read the full profile…

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Paihia Resort.

Located in New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands region, Paihia Beach offers guests the chance to relax and undertake a wide variety of beauty and body treatments in stunning surroundings. Paihia’s comfortable accommodation and Provenir Restaurant will leave you feeling pampered and thoroughly spoilt, while the varied selection of day trips feature everything from helicopter rides around the headland to walks along coastal paths. Guests of all ages are welcome at Paihia wide a variety of packages on offer for all interests and budgets. The Resort’s modern facilities and high attention to detail will not disappoint. Book Now


WaiOra Resort. Pic: AP.

WaiOra Lakeside Spa Resort. Pic: AP.

Warm mineral spa pools, Maori tradition and the stunning shores of lake Rotorua await you at WaiOra Lakeside Spa Resort. Massages, body wraps and facials with a unique WaiOra twist are on offer for guests in needs of a stay that is set to rejeuvenate and invigorate. With a restaurant offering a variety of traditional Maori inspired cuisine and deluxe accommodation, guests are treated to a unique experience. With the nearby town of Rotorua to explore and a variety of watersports on offer for those who want to get out and about, WaiOra suits all ages.
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