We have 5 pools for you to relax in and enjoy.
All pools are open from 9am to 9pm daily.
Closed Xmas Day.
Our 25 metre outdoor heated (27-30°C) lane pool is chlorinated with a slide that the kids can have hours of fun on. The shallow end is fenced off for the safety of the smaller kids.
We have two outdoor mineral pools (37-39°C) to enjoy a long relaxing soak.
These pools water is filtered
Adults 14yrs + - $8.00
Children 1yrs to 13yrs - $4.00
Under 1yrs - free
Seniors - $6.00
Spectators - $1.00
Children under 3yrs must wear swimming nappies (available at office) $2.00
(2 x Adults 2-3 Children) $22.00
(1 x Adults up to 5 Children) $22.00
Private Spa Pool
Our private indoor spa pool is fed by natural mineral thermally heated water, it is filtered and then pumped to the spa pool, it differs from regular spa pools as the spa pool like the Ramaroa Pool is in a state of constant over-flow which means the water is constantly being replaced with fresh hot mineral water.
Minimum 2 People, Maximum 6-8 people.
Private Ramaroa Pool
Our private outdoor mineral pool (40°C) is in a setting down by the river surrounded by native ferns and bamboo. Whether you want to book it for a group up to 30 or just for 2 it is a unique experience you won’t want to miss day or night. Relax at night looking up at the stars with the moon shining down on you. a very romantic setting.
Min 2 people, as due to health and safety requirements we can't allow visitors to soak alone.
$10.00 Adults $5.00 Children Per half hour
Private & public pool combo Adults $15.00 Children $7.00
- Towel hire $2.00 each
- Swim suits hire $2.00 each
- BBQ Hire $10.00
How the Ramaroa pool got its name
The pool “Ramaroa”, to give it its Maori name was first used by a Pakeha when JC Firth, on bringing his barges up the Waihou River, discovered it and used it as his private pool.
Legend tells a story of a Maori Chief and his Wahine who were warned to be through the Okauia area by dusk.
However, traveling on the river in a canoe called Ramaroa, the Chief became cold , so he ordered his Wahine to light a fire for warmth, ignoring the threat of being turned to stone.
In doing so, dusk fell and the Maori lore has it that the pool is always hot because of the perpetual fire under the petrified bow of Canoe Ramaroa.