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Blue Baths: Tours & Tickets

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The Blue Baths is a beautiful heritage listed Bathhouse located in Government Gardens, Rotorua. An iconic feature of the city, the art deco Blue Baths daringly offered mixed sex bathing for the first time in a public facility in New Zealand, way...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Government Gardens 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-350 2119
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Reviewed 8 May 2019

This was a special place to have a swim - very atmospheric, very quiet and very cheap! You can just visit the place, but why not enjoy the pool?

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LondonAmaryl-lis
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

For $11 these baths are great value. Although old and in need of some further TLC you get 2 hot pools and 1 swimming pool . Our visit was wonderful with the temperature being 32” in the shade. Just a shame the upstairs cafe has...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MrMrsHappy
Reviewed 1 January 2019

We stopped at the Blue Baths for morning tea on our way to Te Puia Thermal Pools and Geysers. I Liked the way the old pool had been filled and finished with a concrete floor painted blue. The character and architecture of this old building...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graham J
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We found this excellent swimming pool by accident while walking in the public gardens near the currently closed Rotorua Museum. As described by other reviewers the baths look Roman in style on the outside and after collecting our swimming gear from our car and paying...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank David Y
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great place for dinner. Not as over touristy and overcrowded as Polynesian pools. Fantastic for truly relaxing and enjoying a good book and a good bath. Would chose the Blue Baths every time

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank agentall
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Nothing fancy, but wow! Let's you feel like you are in Italy. Simple main bath with 2 small warmer side basins. Just stunning. Built in 1933! Also reminded me of some of the baths in Budapest. Not many people. We had the whole complex to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank G D
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We have travelled as a family for a long time. We have travelled individually for work and pleasure. Sometimes - quite infrequently, we find something that is really special. The Blue Baths are really special. Hot chlorinated water in a 1930’s building building. Hot baths,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank seniortrend
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Loved it. Such a beautiful baths. We nearly had it to ourselves. Loved the place from top to bottom.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Marcus H
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I don't know why this place isn't mentioned in more tourist information....it's an absolute gem. I felt as though I'd stumbled into a cross between the Roman Baths and and Art Deco experience....definitely another time zone full of atmosphere, and I loved it. Apart from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JanP189
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Located close to the Polynesian Spa and the Government Museum, this building now caters for private functions. Enjoyed the function that I attended at this facility.

Date of experience: June 2018
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