Where to go and what to do nearby
SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND, THE QUEST TO FIND A SPA BATH, JACUZZI CONTINUES …
New Zealand hotels and motels with a jacuzzi, spa bath are a surprisingly short list. The joy, the bliss of soaking in a warm scented spa bath with jets of warm water massaging your muscles is bliss. Here is your bucket list of places to stay with a private spa bath, jacuzzi.
Some of the best private jacuzzi, spa baths are located in mid-range motels. Usually with a shower head over the delectable jets of warm water.
MARLBOROUGH, BLENHEIM & PICTON WHERE TO STAY FOR A PRIVATE JACUZZI, SPA BATH?
What a location, in the centre of the vibrant Marlborough Sounds activity with superb harbour views. While the majority of apartments have a spa bath check beforehand you have booked your bucket list requirement.
- A great choice for exploring the Queen Charlotte track and the Marlborough Sounds.
BLENHEIM SPA MOTOR LODGE – MARLBOROUGH (MID-RANGE)
Mid-range, clean and comfortable motel style units. An excellent choice for spa bath devotees exploring Marlborough. Must confirm beforehand you have booked the apartment with a spa bath as not all apartments have this essential plumbing.
- A great choice for vineyard exploration. Check details for your Marlborough wine trail
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WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND WHILE ON HOLIDAY?
- Brilliant Marlborough, wine trails, Queen Charlotte walks, the Sounds
- Queen Charlotte track brilliant blue waterways & lush native bush
- Vineyard winery tours savour world class award winning wine
- Kayak, snorkel Queen Charlotte Sounds and discover local wildlife
- Wairau Lagoon earliest site documenting human footsteps
- Omaka Aviation Museum be amazed at the aerial skills of pilots
- Kayak Pelorus River, family fun explore film location, Lord of the Rings
WHERE TO STAY IN NELSON, NZ TO FIND A PRIVATE SPA BATH, JACUZZI?
KIMI ORA ECO RESORT – NELSON
Massage, therapeutic treatments, pampering and, of course, private spa baths. The award winning Kimi Ora Eco Resort is a haven after a day hiking the Abel Tasman trail.
Another Nelson city 4 star apartment complex that’s bright, sunny and has spa baths with an overhead shower head. Remember to book units advertised as ‘spa’ apartments. Location is great as Rutherford Rd runs parallel to the main street attractions. The Lodge is conveniently close to the well regarded Nelson weekend market.
Get out of Nelson into the beach vibe of Tahunanui, just a 5 minute 400m walk to the beach, bars, cafes. This is a refurbished older style motel, well maintained with functional rooms. Reasonably priced means you will not miss out on the essential spa, jacuzzi bath. Remember to check beforehand you have acquired the unit with a spa bath.
An ideal Nelson city centre location with the river and harbour nearby. The stylie, contemporary vibe comes with spa baths in most rooms. Book a riverside studio double spa bath with a king bed and explore the Abel Tasman National Park and beyond.
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WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN NELSON, NEW ZEALAND?
Nelson is one of the South Island, NZ premier visitor destinations for Australians with the rest of the world rapidly catching up with the charms of the place.
- Boutique food producers and artisan creative types Moutere, Nelson 9 best foodie experiences + great walk meaning catering is not an issue
- Vineyards, wineries, craft brewery trails to explore on bike, foot or with a guided tour
- Nelson Guide Summer Festivals, Art and Museums – Best Bits
- One of NZ’s most popular great walks is part of the Top 10 short walks in the vicinity of Abel Tasman National Park – Best Bits
Read more about what to do in the Nelson travel guide
WHERE TO STAY IN CANTERBURY WITH A SPA BATH, JACUZZI?
Hanmer Springs, the geothermal resort town has a world class natural hot pool complex. Simply find your apartment / motel and check out Hanmer Springs travel guide, activities, what to do & see. Top of the list is booking space in the sought after private spa baths of Hanmer Springs pools and spa.
For those who wish a touch of luxury check out BRAEMAR LODGE.
Private balconies with views of the Hanmer Springs. Gas fires and marble bathrooms with double spa jacuzzi baths. There is even the option of an outdoor hot tub for gazing at the stars in the pollution light atmosphere.
Luxury at its best, unique, private and authentic, a TOP PICK.
Guests staying at Ashley Mackenzie Villa have private and exclusive use of Fantail Spa. Named for the small native birds, piwakawaka (fantails) which frequent the area, Fantail Spa’s design captures a harmonious balance of energy and natural elements. Filled with light and open to lake and mountain views, the spa design reflects the natural beauty of its surroundings. Inviting, warm and welcoming, the spa includes a sauna, outdoor hot tub, workout room and massage room. Because Ashley Mackenzie Villa is located in absolute privacy, you can also choose to enjoy a massage outside.
Plan an evening around the wine cellar observatory – sheer wonder in the pollution free night sky.
Functional, clean tidy motel in the heart of Mt Cook Aoraki district. A great find with a spa bath with overhead shower head in most apartments. Ensure you check beforehand you’ve got the unit with the jacuzzi.
What a gem in the middle of Christchurch. Executive Spa Studios are studio units with the luxury of extra space and a spa bath. They feature a separate shower, private spa bath, a kitchenette with microwave and fridge, reverse cycle heat pump/air conditioning units, flat screen TV and secure drive up access. Excellent value in a well maintained hotel conveniently on Papanui Road
Road, close to key attractions. The drawback for spa bath devotees is there is no private spa bath in the apartments; it is a shared motel facility.
Methven ski fields anyone. Abisko Lodge as a private (for guests). After a complementary sauna and spa to get those muscles ready for more action. This budget option offers a classic lodge accommodation.
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WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CANTERBURY, NZ?
Year round Canterbury is a drawcard for discerning visitors wishing to avoid the tourist hot spots in the South Island.
- Savour the majestic beauty of the Southern Alps
- Relish the natural geothermal warmth of Hanmer Springs resort
- Spend time in Christchurch with its quaint vintage tram, Port Hills gondola, galleries, Riverside markets, Antarctic Centre, punt on the Avon River and more
- Ski in Methven on uncrowded slopes
WHERE TO STAY IN OTAGO WITH A SPA BATH, JACUZZI?
Vineyard Rooms are a couples getaway artfully set among the vineyard. The star of the show is the hot pools, spa baths and indoor or outdoor hot tubs. A complex in a beautiful setting. The perfect couples’ getaway. Vineyards, cycle trails in the picturesque Otago landscape or simply relaxing, this is a great place to unwind and unpack the cares of the world.
BLUESTONE ON GEORGE – DUNEDIN
Beautifully appointed motel style apartments with superior twin studio possessing the coveted jacuzzi, spa bath overhead shower head. The complex is situated on one of the major Dunedin arteries providing excellent access to key attractions.
Budget holiday accommodation with a private spa bath included as part of the motel unit. Located on High Street, Dunedin.
ALLAN COURT MOTEL – DUNEDIN
Functional clean motel apartments with the deluxe one bedroom apartment possessing a spa bath. Check it out for details and remember to confirm you have booked the room with the spa bath, jacuzzi.
MOTEL ON YORK – DUNEDIN
Functional clean well maintained premises with superior and deluxe one bedroom units possessing spa bath, jacuzzi. Check it out for details and remember to confirm you have booked the room with the spa bath, jacuzzi.
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WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN DUNEDIN & OTAGO?
- Architecture in all its stately glory, solid stone buildings reflecting the glory days of Dunedin’s gold mining heritage.
- Wildlife, especially viewing royal albatross & blue penguin
- Heritage museums & buildings including Olveston House
- Quirky museums only found in Dunedin and nowhere else
- Vibrant contemporary art culture expressed on its city streets and galleries
- Railway enthusiasts heritage day trips
- City of hills and valleys, Signal Hill viewpoint
- Extraordinary beaches with tunnels and boulders worthy of any fantasy.
… READ MORE Dunedin travel guide, best FREE things to see, what to do and for holiday inspiration about Things To Do In Otago § Places to go, Activities, & Sightseeing.
WHERE TO STAY IN QUEENSTOWN WITH A SPA BATH, JACUZZI?
Queenstown is considerably more expensive than other locations in New Zealand. Queenstown has considerable accommodation choices however mid-priced choices are few and far between. Hot tubs, spa pools are a common feature of the comfortable to luxury market with the ski season’s tired achy muscles enjoying a good evening soak.
Due to the popularity of Queenstown expect minimum stay periods of at least 2 nights with 3 – 4 nights not uncommon.
A full service hotel with inhouse dining and beautifully appointed rooms. For the luxury end lakeside lux you will have unobstructed views of the Remarkable mountain range, Lake Wakatipu and the beauty of the Southern Alps from your hot tub.
Treat yourself to a touch of glamour and enjoy the view.
Boasting a spa bath, Trees & Birdsong is situated in Queenstown. The air-conditioned accommodation is 3 km from Skyline Gondola and Luge, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. The holiday home has a hot tub.
LA RESIDENCE DU LAC QUEENSTOWN – luxury
Featuring barbecue facilities, La Residence Du Lac features accommodation in Queenstown with free WiFi and lake views. Right on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, the property has direct access to the Frankton Arm Walkway – an easy track with amazing views that leads to Queenstown in one direction and Frankton in the other. Enjoy your own private spa, hot tub on a private terrace.
GIBBSTON VALLEY LODGE & SPA – luxury
Gibbston Valley Lodge is nestled within an organic and historic Pinot Noir vineyard and historic winery. The lodge specialises in culinary adventure, and luxurious ‘vinotherapy’ spa treatments and all the spa treatments you can wish for. Stay in a private villa among the vineyards with your own personal hot tub. A popular package is Ride the Vines.
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WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN QUEENSTOWN, ARROWTOWN?
The top tourist destination in Aotearoa New Zealand has adventure tours from jet boating, rock climbing, canyoning, skiing, shopping until you drop, fine dining to fine burger joints, entertainment and a nightlife based around movie worthy drop dead gorgeous scenery. Check out Things To Do & See in Queenstown – Best Bits and Arrowtown travel guide, trip activities, what to do & see. For wine buffs Gibbston is a gem Queenstown / Arrowtown day trip wine & cycle trail – Best Bits.
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