Glacier Hot Pools
Franz Josef, West Coast
Hot Pools & Massage
The Glacier Hot Pools offers visitors to Franz Josef a relaxing natural sanctuary.
Nestled in a heavily wooded rainforest, beneath mature 30 metre tall trees, the temperatures of the three main pools and three secluded private pools range from 36 to 40 degrees; the perfect way for visitors to unwind and experience a blissful state of pure relaxation after travelling along Te Tai o Poutini (The West Coast) or enjoying one of its many attractions. Massage facilities add to an atmosphere of complete indulgence.
Amid this tranquil and enticing setting, the natural water features and call of native birds calm the mind and nourish the spirit.
The Glacier Hot Pools are fed by the waters of Kā Roimata o Hinehukatere, the frozen tears of Hinehukatere for her lost love. According to the legends of Ngāi Tahu (the local Maori tribe), these tears of aroha (love) were frozen by the gods, forming what is known worldwide as the Franz Josef Glacier, or to Ngāi Tahu as Kā Roimata o Hinehukatere – The Frozen Tears of Hinehukatere.
The three invitingly warm main pools and three secluded private pools are nestled within the bosom of Tāne Mahuta – Guardian of the Forest with his children, the native bush and birdlife creating a tranquil space to revive your tinana (body), hinengaro (mind) and wairua (spirt).
Our three public pools weave their way through the rainforest and offer a superb place to relax and rejuvenate in nature. Ranging in temperature from 36 to 40 degrees, and covered by giant sails offering protection from the elements, the pools are in perfect synergy with the environment.
Departs 1 pm to 9pm (last entry 8pm) | Duration 90 minutes
A totally unique, romantic, oasis in the rainforest. Our private pools are set back on the property and surrounded by the majestic rainforest, offering the very best in seclusion. The private pools accommodate 2-4 people, have their own changing facilities with towels provided, as well as complimentary entry into the public pools.
Departs 1 pm to 9pm (last entry 8pm) | Duration 45 minutes
Secluded within our rainforest sits the Glacier Hot Pools exclusive massage facility. Your highly skilled and professional Massage Therapist will create an experience specifically designed to suit your needs and requirements. From a Relaxation massage to Deep Tissue massage, our therapists will tailor make a session to suit you. Enjoy our massage products made from high quality, New Zealand made organic beeswax and 100% natural.
Includes complimentary entry into the public pools onsite.
Departs flexible | Duration 30-60 minutes
Price: $26 to $140
On Cron Street in Franz Josef village
CHILD POLICY Family Friendly. Under 16 years child rate.
SEASON Open year round
CHRISTMAS Closed Christmas Day