Who’s up for a relaxing escapade in Queenstown? The Onsen Hot Pools offers the most fantastic spa day AND night with its mineral-infused waters, deluxe cedar-lined hot pools, and breathtaking alpine views!
If you’re looking for Queenstown must-dos
, especially during the cooler months, we cannot recommend a visit to this relaxing retreat spa enough!
What can I expect at Onsen Hot Pools?
Just 10 minutes away from Queenstown, The Onsen Hot Pools are one of NZ’s rejuvenating hot pools
that offers a perfect, tranquil respite away from the busy city. Upon arriving, prepare to have your breath taken away by spectacular nature views of Shotover River and the surrounding mountain range by their reception area and outdoor sundeck! Here, you can also choose and enjoy a complimentary snack and refreshment before proceeding with your soak.
With Klook, you can book great Onsen Hot Pools deals depending on which package suits you best.
Original Onsen Soak
Original Onsen Soak
Garden Outdoor Soak
Garden Outdoor Soak
A one-hour soak in an indoor hot pool that comes with a retractable roof
A one-hour soak in an indoor hot pool that comes with a retractable roof and lantern lights
A one-hour soak in an outdoor pool with a shade sail and partial plant separator
A one-hour soak in an outdoor pool with a shade sail, partial plant separator, and lantern lights
Shuttle bus service?
Can be booked with a shuttle service
Snacks and refreshments (plus transportation if booked with shuttle service)
24-hour booking confirmation and free cancellation within 24 hours notice
More intimate weekend R&R
Romantic evening nights
Sightseeing and weekend escapades
Date nights under the stars
The Original Onsen experience lets you enjoy a Japanese bathing tradition with a kiwi twist. Enjoy a 60-minute warm soak inside one of its 14 cedar-lined hot tubs that can accommodate up to four people! While the Original Onsen is indoors, the pool rooms have a retractable roof, so you can switch up to an outdoor experience at the push of a button!
On the other hand, the Garden Outdoor Soak experience offers a much closer nature immersion. Breathe in the fresh air surrounded by nothing but endless greenery and awe-inspiring views of panoramic mountains and the Shotover River!
Both soak experiences are entirely for exclusive use, and you’ll have the pool room all to yourself. All of its hot tubs use pure water from surrounding mountains and are heated to 38.5 degrees Celsius, the optimal temperature for the best R&R experience!
Onsen Hot Pools at Night - Should You Book It?
Want to make this rejuvenating experience more memorable? Book Onsen Hot Pools at night, and you’re in for a romantic and intimate treat! A refreshing dip under the stars awaits when you try out their onsens by lantern lights.
While daytime views are stunning, nights at Onsen Hot Pools are a whole different experience. To fully enjoy the Onsen Hot Pools experience at night, we suggest you head over at sunset. You can witness the sky transform into a vibrant kaleidoscope of colours as the sun disappears into the horizon.
Evening bookings are upgraded and illuminated with Japanese lantern lights and candles. While alpine views are traded for a magical night sky filled with twinkling stars - perfect for couples out on a romantic date!
As the night grows deeper, get lost in the stars as you experience the perfect contrast of the cool mountain breeze and the warm onsen water. There is no doubt that Onsen Hot Pools at night is a lovely way to cap off your tiring day!
How do you get there?
It’s only a short 10-minute scenic drive to get to Onsen Hot Pools from Queenstown (13, if you’re coming from Arrowtown!).
If you don’t want to self-drive, a shuttle bus service is available from Queenstown at Bus Stop D, corner of Camp St. and Shotover St. The bus departs every 30 minutes past the hour, and the last shuttle departs from Onsen Hot Pools by 11:15 pm.
What do I need to bring?
You may bring your own swimsuit, or rent one from the reception. Towels are also included for all experiences, so there’s no need to pack anything for your visit to Onsen Hot Pools.
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