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EXPERIENCE HEALING & RELAXATION

Welcome to the website of Waitangi Soda Springs - A beautiful natural resource that is shared with you by the Waitangi No.3 Trust.

These springs are a natural geothermal springs located off the beaten track and nestled amongst nature near Lake Rotoiti, Rotoehu and Rotoma in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.


The pools are managed by the Waitangi No.3 Trust on behalf of the lands 1200 beneficiaries. The springs are an important part of the history of local tribes Ngāti Tamateatutahi Kawiti, Ngāti Te Rangiunuora and Ngāti Pikiao whanui. Historically the springs have served as a resource for healing, relaxation, wananga (educational forums), economic opportunities, food preparation and preparation of weaving materials. The springs have always been used while the block was cultivated.

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AWAKEN YOUR SPIRIT

The old people talked about winter as the time they tended to live there and bathe regularly. By then crops were harvested and stored, fish and birds were cured or dried so that there was time to relax and think about the future. This was also time for wananga to celebrate Matariki.  Waitangi was ideal in this respect as they observed the stars as they bathed. Young people were taught astronomy, how to calculate times and seasons, foretell the productivity of crops, how to navigate or just to retell stories or customary practices.


Many also recall being brought to Waitangi by their kuia and koroua (grandparents) for medicinal purposes. Their recollections are that Waitangi was for ailments like arthritis and muscle and joint problems. The springs are unique amongst Rotorua's geothermal pools for a number of reasons.  It's one of the only pools that have maintained much of its natural features and surrounds.  The hot waters that feed the pools contain a different mineral make up to many other pools in the region, resulting in a more relaxing and warming experience that gets through to your bones.  The pools are renowned for their ability to alleviate arthritis, joint problems and other ailments. It continues to be used by locals for these healing powers. 


The pools continue to be used by owners as a source of healing, bathing and relaxation. In this sense it is a unique opportunity for the public and visitors to experience a pools that is still a 'living' part of local culture.  The pools is a means of providing employment and economic opportunities for descendants of local tribes.  The pools are a respected treasure for the indigenous people of these lands and will be protected and enhanced for future generations.


Our approach combines medical expertise with an authentic hot-pools experience to make the largest health benefit impact possible. We work towards improving quality of life which means that our approach is really a friend and relationship building one. We believe we offer the perfect marriage that appeals to both men and women seeking and enjoying the powerful benefits of relaxation and stress reduction. Nurture your body and soothe your mind by experiencing our healing waters.

Noho ora mai ra, Waitangi Soda Springs

Waitangi Soda Springs
Soda Springs around the 1950s
Enjoying the Springs
Historical Photos of the Springs
The Rustic Changing Sheds
 
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WAITANGI SODA SPRINGS
- WAITANGI 3 TRUST

Cost of Admission

Welcome to Waitangi Soda Springs, open 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, 7 days a week.  Prices are per single entrance with no daily fees, and no camping on site

GENERAL ADMISSIONS

  1. Adult (Single Entry - 16 to 64 years of age) $10.00

  2. Child (Single Entry - 6 to 15 years of age) $7.00

  3. Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) $35.00

  4. Seniors (65+ Years) $5.00

CONCESSION

Ten Bathes - $80.00

SPECIAL PRICING

Please ask at the desk for Special Group Entrance Prices of 15 or more (Adult, Senior, and Child) are charged at the individual special prices.

 
 

WAITANGI 3 SODA SPRINGS - TESTIMONIALS

Hear From Our Manuhiri

Waitangi 3 Soda Springs is a healthy destination designed to awaken the senses of each guest in a serene atmosphere. Our satisfied visitors keep us alive and prospering which is why we value the feedback we receive from each and every one of them. Read below to find out what people have to say about our hot-pools, our staff, and our facilities.

 

Susan Andrews

My family found this place on a holiday up north..it was the late 70s...it was so nice and there were local actually there with soap etc..

SHARE YOUR WAITANGI SODA SPRINGS EXPERIENCE

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WAITANGI SODA SPRINGS
- OPENING HOURS

Times that we are open to the Public - Every day of the Year!

Mon - Sun: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm

 

WAITANGI SODA SPRINGS
- SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME WITH US

Contact us today to make inquiries via email or phone

"How to get to Waitangi Soday Springs"

Click the address below to get a google map to our location and get directions to us from where-ever you might be in the world!

+64 07-362 0788

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Enjoying the Springs