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As if driving along the spectacular West Coast isn't relaxing enough. Nestled in lush rainforest, the Glacier Hot Pools is a haven of natural tranquility. With a range of pools this has to be the perfect way to unwind and experience a blissful state of pure relaxation. Ranging in temperature from 36 to 41 degrees and covered by giant sails offering protection from the elements, the pools are in perfect synergy with the environment.

Surrounded by old West Coast trees, Glacier Hot Pools offers the ultimate chance to unwind in a relaxing natural sanctuary. As you immerse yourself in the Glacier Hot Pools, day-to-day worries disappear as you melt into the environment.


Private hot pools offer an opportunity for total seclusion, and the opportunity to feel a million mile away while surrounded by the majestic West Coast rainforest.

A private pool experience includes private changing facilities with towels and complimentary entry into the main pools. The fresh glacier water for the private pools is re-filtered after every use. 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Swimsuit and a towel.
  • Cash for refreshments or hire services for swimwear and towels.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Child rate is 5-16 years old, under 5's are free of charge.
  • Basic package entry is available for single use only, 90 minute entry.
  • Private pools are 45 minutes in duration. A minimum of 2 people is required, no solo pools available.
  • Towels, lockers, swimwear are available on site, as well as a retail outlet and refreshments.
  • The pool temperatures vary from 36 C to 41 C.

Main Pools: Single Entry:
Includes: 90 minute entry into the main pools only.

  • Adult $28.00
  • Child $24.00
  • Family Pass [2A + 3C] $80.00

Main Pools Premium Package: All Day Entry:
Premium Package includes adult all day pass, travel skin care pack and cold drink, use of towel, bathrobe and slippers.

  • Adult $58.00

Private Pools: Single Entry [45 Minutes]:
Includes: Private pool entry for two adults, includes towels plus access to the main pool before/after private pool.

  • Two Adults $99.00

1 Hour Massage + Main Pool Entry:
Enjoy a 1 hour massage and entry into the main pools.

  • Adult $145.00

HOW CLEAN IS THE WATER?

The water is cleaned by both filtration and disinfection with Chlorine. The complex pools use a system of multimedia sand filtration, with low pH Chlorine which is automatically dosing to 2.5ppm. Each of the public pools has its total volume of water turned over every 60 mins, as does the main balance tank for the private pools.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN USE THE PRIVATE POOLS?

Private pool bookings are for a minimum of two and a maximum of four people. In order to comply with Health and Safety obligations, private pools cannot be booked for one person only. This is for your safety as these pools are not under direct lifeguard supervision.

HOW IS THE WATER HEATED?

The water is headed by two 600 kilowatt LPG condensing boilers.

CAN I PUT MY HEAD UNDER THE WATER?

Yes. The water is glacier water. It is not from a natural thermal spring which sometimes carries an amoebic meningitis risk.

ARE THERE DIFFERENT TEMPERATURE POOLS?

Yes. The pool temperatures vary from 36 C to 41 C.

CAN CHILDREN USE THE POOLS?

Children are welcome in the pools but need to be supervised by an adult at all times. Each pool is approximately 1 metre deep.

IS THERE A LIFEGUARD?

Yes. Two lifeguards guard the main pools at all times. Also, clients using the private pools will be escorted to their cabana by a lifeguard.

CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL OR SMOKE IN OR AROUND THE POOLS?

No alcohol is permitted at the Glacier Hot Pools. They are also a smoke free complex.

ARE TOWELS OR SWIM-WEAR PROVIDED, OR CAN I BRING MY OWN?

Both towels and swimwear are available to hire for a cost of $5. Of course you are more than welcome to bring your own.

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