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Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools and Private Pools

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About the Glacier Hot Pools

Located right in Franz Josef town are the amazing Glacier Hot Pools. The perfect place to relax after a day of walking or heli hiking in the Franz Josef area. Entry to the hot pools is in the same building as the Franz Josef visitor information centre (iSite) and DOC at 63 Cron St.

If you’ve just completed the free glacier walk or the 3 hour guided valley walk to Franz Josef Glacier, there is nothing better than a soak in either the main pools or why not go for a private pool.

Quick Facts

        • Location: Franz Josef Town
        • Main Pools: 3 x main hot pools ranging in temperature
        • Private Pools: 3 x private pools, minimum 2 people, max 4 people
        • Wheelchair Access: Yes
        • Last Updated: August, 2019

Skip the queue and buy your entry tickets to the hot pools here:

The hot pools in Franz Josef can get quite busy at times, why not skip the queue and get your entry tickets now.

  • Hot Pool Highlights

    The pools are open all year round from 11am to 9pm with the last entry at 8pm. The pools are in perfect synergy with the environment, ranging in temperature from 38 to 40° Celsius and covered by giant sails offering protection from the sun and rain.

    Build within dense native rain forest along side thirty metre Kamahi trees, you really are in the bush. There is a wide boardwalk path that weaves it’s way through the area. Birds, flora and fauna surround you and the distinct call of the Korero wood pigeon is never far away. As day turns to night, an evening under the stars, sheltered by natures leafy canopy at the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools, is a truly amazing, reviving and unforgettable experience. Towels, lockers and retail facilities are available on site. Choose from a variety of different pools, the main pools or private pools.

    Click here to book your single ticket entry to the 3 main Glacier Hot Pools.

  • Main Pools

    There are three main pools that offer a superb place to relax and rejuvenate amongst the trees. 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

    Click here to book your single ticket entry to the 3 main Glacier Hot Pools.

  • Private Pools

    There are 3 Private Pools surrounded by native rainforest and offer total seclusion, naturally. A Private Pool experience includes private changing facilities with towels and complimentary entry into the Main Pools. The water in the Private Pools is re-filtered after every use. Private Pools are 45 minutes in duration. Private Pool bookings are for a minimum of two people and a maximum of four people. For online bookings please bring your credit card when checking in.

    The three Private Pools have been gifted their names by our local Maori tribe, Te Runanga o Makaawhio, they are:

            • Te Wai Whakahaumanu: The reviving waters
            • Te Wai Whakawai: The easing waters
            • Te Wai Taurima: The tending waters

    Click here to book your Private Pool for 2 at Glacier Hot Pools or choose the Private Pamper Package with robes and antipasto platter.

  • Video of Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools

    Watch the video below for more details about the Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools

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Contact info

65 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand

Closed now
Monday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Local time 3:11am
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