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Onsen Hot Pools

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Address: 160 Arthurs Point Road | Arthurs Point, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-442 5707
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

While Queenstown is generally done at full pace, Onsen Hot Pools takes a...

While Queenstown is generally done at full pace, Onsen Hot Pools takes a step back to let you take in the beauty of the surroundings and simply relax. With uninterrupted views across the Shotover Canyon, our Cedar Hot Tubs are heated to 37.8C on warmer days and up to 39.8C during the winter and can accommodate up to four adults. Our natural setting is matched by the pure water captured on its endless journey between the sky and earth to continually fill and refresh the pools. With complimentary transport to and from Queenstown, Onsen Hot Pools is relaxation the natural way.

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WOW! Just back from a trip through the Southern Hemisphere and thought i had to write a review on one of my all time highlights. Onsen Hot Pools is absolutley amazing! I have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 May 2008
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2008

WOW! Just back from a trip through the Southern Hemisphere and thought i had to write a review on one of my all time highlights. Onsen Hot Pools is absolutley amazing! I have never experienced anything like this anywhere in the world. The ultimate in relaxation, incredibly romantic (if that's your cup of tea), built to the highest specification, complete... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2008

Update to last review..........Wonderful experince a "must do" for Queenstown.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2008

we visited Onsen when we were in new Zealand in December. it was one of the best experiences of our holiday! there are 6 individual rooms that look out over the mountain side and down to the shotover River. The hot tubs are large and can easily take 4 people if you want but more romantic for 2! We booked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2008

Tried this out over Easter and had a great soak. Was collected right on time from The Station in Queenstown and taken to the Onsen which overlooks the Shotover River. Everyone was helpful and friendly, the onsen is beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. I had a wonderful soak with the roof open and enjoyed watching the beautiful scenery. Would highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2008

Wow, did I enjoy that. If you're a long lazy hot bath person (or even if you're not) then this is the definitive experience for you. A more sublimely relaxing dip you couldn't wish to take. The place itself affords magnificent views across a river valley to mountains and the electric windows mean you can just about make it an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2008

Onsen Hot pools in Queenstown is one lovely spot.We had one hour of luxurious time soaking in the hot tub. The complex is brand new and very clean and tidy, the hot pools themselves are a wooden tub in your own room.You get the tub and shower changing area and book in increments of one hour. The pools overlook the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2008

These pools opened in August 07 and do not seem to be very well known or promoted. We saw an ad in one of the local guide books. Pools are located 10 - 15 mins out of Queenstown and they have a free shuttle bus that picks up at "The Station" which is in central Queenstown. The complex consists of... More 

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