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About our Hot Pools...

The natural thermal mineral pools in Welcome Bay are a great place to visit all year round. The hot pools are emptied and cleaned every day, and the pool grounds are always kept clean and tidy.

The main pool and the toddler pool are tepid and comfortable, with a depth of 70cm on one side to 1.2m at the deepest end. The small spa pool is the hottest, at around 39º Celsius (102º Fahrenheit), but temperatures vary and are weather dependant.

There are plenty of picnic areas and sheltered spots with tables around the pool area. Drinks, snacks and ice-creams can be purchased from the kiosk. There are BBQs available for use by anyone including for Birthday parties, family get togethers or picnics. When using the BBQ or bringing food into the pools we ask that everyone pays the admission fee. This is the same for swimmers and non-swimmers.

Please ensure that there is no glass or alcohol in with your picnic items.

The Welcome Bay Hot Pools are an affordable and popular choice of venue to host a children’s birthday party. There is plenty of parking available, and the kids can swim and play while adults can relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Kids will have a great time in the pools, with a dedicated swimming space provided for toddlers (Parental supervision of young children is necessary at all times). Adults can relax in the spa, while the teenagers play in the pool. You can use the BBQ and bring a picnic, so the house will be tidy on your return.


Pool Admission

Adult: $11

Child 2-14 years: $6

Infant 6 months - 2 years: $3

Senior Citizen: $7

Family pass (2 adults+2 children or 1 adult & 3 children): $28

Hot Pools public opening hours

Thursday – Friday: 2 pm – 9 pm

Saturday, Sunday, Public and School holidays: 10 am – 9 pm

Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday except for public holidays and during the school holidays when we are open every day 10 am - 9 pm.

Get in touch


R409 Welcome Bay Road, RD5
Tauranga, New Zealand, 3175


07 544 2327

Things to do around Tauranga

  1. We are only 15 minutes away from the popular Mount Maunganui main beach.
  2. Papamoa can be reached in 10 minutes and has an excellent shopping centre, Palm Beach Plaza.
  3. Enjoy some of the best walking and biking tracks in Tauranga.
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