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Nestled in the native rainforest, yet located in the heart of Franz Josef village, the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools are a haven of tranquillity and are open all year round from 11am to 9pm (last entry 8pm).

Main Pools

There are three main pools that weave their way through the rainforest and offer a superb place to relax and rejuvenate amongst nature. The pools range in temperature from 36 to 40 degrees centigrade, and are covered by giant sails offering protection from the elements.

The three main pools have been gifted their names by our local Māori tribe, Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio: 

Te Puna Mahaki – The Pool of Calmness
Te Puna Makoha – The Pool of Tranquillity
Te Puna Marino – The Pool of Serenity

Private Pools

A totally unique and romantic experience, surrounded by majestic rainforest and offering total seclusion, naturally. A private pool includes 45 minutes duration, private changing facilities with towels, and complimentary entry into the Main Pools.

The three private pools have been gifted their names by our local Māori tribe, Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio: 

Te Wai Whakahaumanu - The Reviving Waters
Te Wai Whakawai - The Easing Waters
Te Wai Taurima - The Tending Waters


Secluded within the rainforest is the Glacier Hot Pools Spa and Massage facility. Relax and rejuvenate within the most natural setting. Our highly skilled and professional massage therapists create an experience specifically designed to suit your needs and desires. You are invited to unwind with one of our blissful massages that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. 

All massage products are made from natural New Zealand ingredients infused with unique blends of essential oils. Each massage follows a rhythmic flow and balance in tune with nature, designed to revive your tinana (body), hinengaro (mind) and wairua (spirit).

Treatments range from hot stone, relaxation, deep tissue, and couples massage. All massages include complimentary use of a robe, towel, and free entry into the main pools.

Spa treatments

The perfect balance of water and earth revives body, mind and spirit. Lay back and relax while experienced beauty therapists hydrate, nourish, and rejuvenate your skin.

Treatments range from facials, waxing, and eyebrow and eyelash tinting. All facial treatments include complimentary single entry to the main pools and use of towel, and robe.


All Day Passes

The all day pass is a fantastic alternative to the single entry pass if you'd like to come and go throughout the day. This is a great option for those who want to come and absorb the blissful rainforest in the morning, pop out for some lunch and a wander around Franz Josef village, and then come back for another soak in the late afternoon.

Main Pools Premium Pack

Not only do you get access to come and go as you please throughout the day, you also receive a travel skin care pack to take home, a soft drink of your choice from our café, and the use of a towel, and bathrobe.

Private Pools Pamper Pack

The ultimate way to relax and unwind amongst a lush New Zealand rainforest. Treat yourself to the pamper package which includes a private pool entry for two people (45 minutes), entry to main pools, aromatherapy burner with oils to suit your mood, platter for two, use of towels, and bathrobes. 

Two guests walking through the Glacier Hot Pools with surrounding plants

Private Pools Pamper Pack

Two guests enjoying a massage at Glacier Hot Pools, Franz Josef.

Couples Massage

Two people enjoying the main pool at Glacier Hot Pools, Franz Josef NZ

Main Pool

Two guests enjoying the private hot pools at Glacier Hot Pools, Franz Josef.

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