This is as good as it gets without going to a tropical island and includes all the nice things that go with it.
Fiona and I first came here about 8 years or so ago when there was an accommodation deal with an apartment block next door where we could walk through a hole in the fence. It was just magic and we have often talked about when we could go again.
There is something seriously nice about sitting in the pool having cocktails and beautiful sea food chowder while you’re enjoying the heat from the thermal waters.
In December this year, they’re celebrating their 10th Anniversary so we might have to pop back in then too 🙂
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Just over 10 years or so ago, longtime Whitianga entrepreneur Alan found out he had some thermal water under his property but it was just a case of finding it. After sinking 4 bores down at huge expense, he struck gold and the Lost Spring was found. Over the course of a few years, he then set out to create what we see now as the Lost Spring Hot Pools and Restaurant.
The detail in the Caves and Volcanos with waterfalls and the Gardens are amazing and its something else to swim in and out of them.
You’ve probably gathered by now that I’m a real sucker for some nice Hot Pools but these really do take the cake!
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Alan now runs it with his daughter Allana and it just gets better and better with the addition of a Day Spa and some elevated Massage Therapy rooms overlooking the pools.
One of the neat things here is the old Whitianga Schoolhouse was moved and restored and is now the Restaurant, Reception and changing room area.
The whole experience is a real treat and trust me, you will feel very spoiled!
If you’re in the area, this is an experience you won’t forget and remember you can park your Motorhome there if you’ve had a swim.
Update 1/1/2019: Motorhome overnight parking is no longer available.