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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
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Government Gardens 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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We stopped at the Blue Baths for morning tea on our way to Te Puia Thermal Pools and Geysers. I Liked the way the old pool had been filled and finished with a concrete floor painted blue. The character and architecture of this old building...More
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
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
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.
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
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
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.