The Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools are currently closed.

  • Main Pools

    Our three Main Pools weave their way through the rainforest and offer a superb place to relax and rejuvenate amongst nature.


    Ranging in temperature from 36 to 40 degrees centigrade, and covered by giant sails offering protection from the elements, the pools are in perfect synergy with the environment.

    Single entry and all day pass options available.

    Our three main pools have been gifted their names by our local Maori tribe, Te Runanga o Makaawhio:

    Te Puna Mahaki: – The pool of calmness

    Te Puna Makoha: – The pool of tranquillity

    Te Puna Marino: – The pool of serenity

    Main Pools Entry Prices

    Discover a haven of tranquillity nestled in the native rainforest right in the heart of Franz Josef township.

    Enjoy the relaxation of our three main pools with a single entry, or make the most of our All Day Pass for multiple visits throughout the day.

    Towels, secure lockers and swimwear are available for hire.

    Children under five years are free with a care giver.