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Christchurch, New Brighton Beach Hot Pools attraction, things to do

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Soak in the ocean views from one of five luxurious hot pools at He Puna Taimona New Brighton Hot Pools, Christchurch. Need to cool off then submerge yourself in the plunge pool. New Brighton Hot Pools offers visitors a steam room and sauna.

New Brighton Hot Pools best things to do:

  • Sunrise or Sunset hot pools with the rays of the sun rising above the ocean horizon stretched out before you as you soak in the warm pool. Drinks available
  • Sauna never goes out of fashion, relax and reenergize in the plunge pool.


Explore Christchurch – bucket list attractions


Spend several days exploring Christchurch together

New Brighton Beach, Christchurch, NZ
New Brighton Beach, Christchurch, NZ

Toasty warm pool temperature ranges from 26 to 40 degrees. Each pool has a clearly marked temperature reading displayed. A steam in the sauna overlooking the sea is a highlight. The salt water pools promote the therapeutic health benefits of soaking in warm salt water. Warm salt water is associated with a variety of healing benefits including: calming the nervous system, boosting circulation, easing muscular/joint inflammation and reducing general pain.

New Brighton Hot Pools opening hours

He Puna Taimoana is open 10am-7.30pm, 7 days a week (late night Friday). We are located on New Brighton sea front, with onsite parking and easy access to public transport routes. Pre-booking essential for guaranteed entry.


195 Marine Parade, New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand


New Brighton has a long history as a salt-water hot pools destination. The original “Howey’s Hydro Baths” were located just across the road from He Puna Taimoana. Users of the salt-water baths credited them with curing sciatica, rheumatism and other ailments.

New Brighton pier at sunset, Christchurch, New Zealand
New Brighton pier at sunset, Christchurch, New Zealand

Nearby New Brighton Hot Pools:

  • Saturdays Cafe with its superb beachside location
  • New Brighton Pier and Beach
  • The Pier Fish n Chips
  • New Brighton Playground

New Brighton Seaside Market is a great place for picking up unique gifts and something for everyone. The regular Saturday seaside market adds to the relaxation vibe that is New Brighton.

Make a day out exploring New Brighton with the kids starting with the innovative New Brighton playground and stretch little legs exploring the Travis Wetlands. Staying awhile in Christchurch then one of New Zealand’s premier playgrounds Margaret Mahy is on the kids bucket list.

Couples enjoying the ambiance of the salt-water New Brighton hot pools check out Christchurch romantic places, couples things to do with the thoroughly romantic punt on the Avon River top billing.

For more holiday inspiration about things to do in Christchurch scroll through Things to do in Christchurch places to visit, attractions, activities & heritage.



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