the hot pools
Convenient & Tranquil Escape
Onsen Hot Pools is located high on a cliffside overlooking the magnificent Shotover River canyon, providing views over breathtaking alpine scenery and the perfect vantage point to watch the Shotover Jet jetboats on the river below.
Onsen Hot Pools are hot and steamy on snowy days, warm and sheltered on rainy days, cool and shady on sunny days, and simply magical in the evenings! Each pool room can accommodate up to four adults and are perfect for individuals, couples, families and friends.
Water temperature is set according to the day – generally between 37.8C on a hot day, to 39.8C during a snow-storm. If you have a temperature preference, tell us when you book and your pool will be just right when you arrive! If you find yourself overheating, add cold water to your pool with the push of a button. Alternatively, in the summer we keep one of our pools cold for those who relish the thought of a cold plunge!
A unique feature of Onsen Hot Pools are the retractable picture windows: Convert your pool room from indoor to outdoor and back again at the touch of a button!
Take the purest water on Earth, and keep it that way!
At Onsen Hot Pools we capture pure water on its endless journey between the sky and the Earth in order to fill and continually refresh our pools.
To maintain the pristine state of the water we bombard the passing water flow with high intensity ultraviolet rays eliminating the need for the more traditional chlorine, which is better for both you and the environment. Then if required, we add a touch of Bromine leaving our tubs with a clarity and purity to match our surroundings.
We constantly replace the pool water with fresh water, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Heat exchangers are used to transfer the heat from outgoing pool water to fresh incoming spring water, so while our pools are continually refreshed we do so in an environmentally friendly manner.