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Blue Baths

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The Blue Baths is a beautiful heritage listed Bathhouse located in Government Gardens, Rotorua. An iconic feature of the city, the art deco Blue Baths daringly offered mixed sex bathing for the first time in a public facility in New Zealand, way...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Government Gardens 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We found this excellent swimming pool by accident while walking in the public gardens near the currently closed Rotorua Museum. As described by other reviewers the baths look Roman in style on the outside and after collecting our swimming gear from our car and paying...More

1  Thank David Y
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great place for dinner. Not as over touristy and overcrowded as Polynesian pools. Fantastic for truly relaxing and enjoying a good book and a good bath. Would chose the Blue Baths every time

Thank agentall
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Nothing fancy, but wow! Let's you feel like you are in Italy. Simple main bath with 2 small warmer side basins. Just stunning. Built in 1933! Also reminded me of some of the baths in Budapest. Not many people. We had the whole complex to...More

Thank G D
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We have travelled as a family for a long time. We have travelled individually for work and pleasure. Sometimes - quite infrequently, we find something that is really special. The Blue Baths are really special. Hot chlorinated water in a 1930’s building building. Hot baths,...More

2  Thank seniortrend
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Loved it. Such a beautiful baths. We nearly had it to ourselves. Loved the place from top to bottom.

1  Thank Marcus H
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I don't know why this place isn't mentioned in more tourist information....it's an absolute gem. I felt as though I'd stumbled into a cross between the Roman Baths and and Art Deco experience....definitely another time zone full of atmosphere, and I loved it. Apart from...More

Thank JanP189
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Located close to the Polynesian Spa and the Government Museum, this building now caters for private functions. Enjoyed the function that I attended at this facility.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived about an hour before closing and was able to enter. The small pools were hot but not so hot you can’t stay in them. The main pool is big enough for proper swimming. The changing rooms are being renovated so women had to...More

Thank Kiwiintheus
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a business conference awards dinner at this unique and stunning venue. What a setting! Beautifully presented tables in the old pool with canopies overhead, and the outdoor pool lit up as a backdrop.

Thank Sellarz
Reviewed 5 March 2018

a great setting with the bathes in the background, a wide expansive space in the old pool where the conference took place

Thank 09Allan
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