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Address: Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 044 044
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US$276.48*
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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk
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Lovely setting

Beautiful place to relax. Native bush surrounding the pools is outstanding. Pools don't open until 1. This is not so good if you want to visit after checking out of your hotel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
AuntyChezzaNZ
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Hokitika, New Zealand
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Cypress, California
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Relaxing on a cool day in Franz Josef. We used the pools after our heli hike got cancelled and we were waiting for our next scenic flight. Not much there but we used it for about 40 min. Serene

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the hot pools for some relaxation. They are clean, with showers provided. The hottest pool is 40 degrees, which is not as hot as some. It's nice the pools are large enough to move around easily. Bring your own towel (rent for $5 otherwise) and shampoo.

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Thank Riffi_O
Brussels, Belgium
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was raining and the glacier activities were cancelled ... I book a massage instead . I went into the pools at 2 pm and à one hour massage a 415pm and went back to my place at 630pm. Life is wonderful

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery with a rain forest setting. We booked a private pool which was outstanding . Private outdoor spa with a half covered area . Private change room & shower area made it feel like a private Balinese pool villa! Didn't need to wear bathers & was very romantic.

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Thank Simone F
Rosie S, Customer Service Manager at Glacier Hot Pools, responded to this review

Kia ora Simone F, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor - we appreciate you taking the time to share your comments. Fantastic to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience in one of our Private Pools; they certainly are an amazing way to unwind in complete privacy after a day in the Glacier region. Nga mihi, Rosie More 

Devonport, Australia
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choice the private hot pools and relax in the warm water. Private shower and toilets with towels included. No interruptions from any one even staff. The pools were emptied after each group and refills for a 3/4 hour soak. Wonderful and relaxing.

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Thank beverleybaker22
Rosie S, Customer Service Manager at Glacier Hot Pools, responded to this review

Kia ora beverleybaker22, Thank you for your review of the Glacier Hot Pools on TripAdvisor - we appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in the Glacier Region. Nga mihi, Rosie More 

York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely series of three public pools in tranquil forest setting. Book online through bookme for a better deal at quieter times

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Thank JohnMP9967JP
Rosie S, Customer Service Manager at Glacier Hot Pools, responded to this review

Kia ora JohnMP9967JP, Thank you for taking the time to review the Glacier Hot Pools on TripAdvisor - we appreciate your comments. Great to hear that you had such a wonderfully relaxing time in the pools! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in the Glacier region. Nga mihi Rosie More 

Hokitika, New Zealand
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to relax. Native bush surrounding the pools is outstanding. Pools don't open until 1. This is not so good if you want to visit after checking out of your hotel. The combined reception is very spacious and modern. Changing facilities are clean and warm with lockers for bag storage.

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Thank AuntyChezzaNZ
Rosie S, Customer Service Manage at Glacier Hot Pools, responded to this review

Kia ora AuntyChezzaNZ, Thank you for taking the time to place your feedback on TripAdvisor; we appreciate you comments. We are now opening the Pools from 11.00am 7 days a week; so we look forward to seeing you again soon! Nga mihi Rosie More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice entry area, changing rooms and pool clean. But could have done with clock in pool area. Feel it was a bi expensive for what it is.

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Thank happywanderersNov16
Rosie S, Customer Service Manager at Glacier Hot Pools, responded to this review

Kia ora happywanderersNov16, Thank you for your review of the Glacier Hot Pools - we appreciate your feedback. We try to avoid having a clock in the Hot Pool area, as our aim is to allow people to completely relax and unwind without the worry of a time restriction. Our pool supervisors are on hand to provide assistance (including letting... More 

Singapore, null, Singapore
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best is to purchase the tickets through deal websites, cost of the tickets for on-spot purchase aren't worth it. Pools are rather small and gets crowded easily. If possible, bring your own towel as they charge for towel and robe rental.

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Rosie S, Customer Service Manager at Glacier Hot Pools, responded to this review

Kia ora Erwin Teo, Thank you for taking the time to place your review on TripAdvisor, we appreciate your feedback. Basic entry in the Glacier Hot Pools is $27.00 per adult and $23.00 per child. This allows single entry to our three outdoor pools, which are 36, 38, 40 degrees Celsius. Plush towels are available for hire for $5.00, from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I arrived in Franz Josef on what was a wet and misty afternoon; we got a private spa and it was stunning! Sitting in a spa in the middle of a rainforest is just a magical experience. The private spa is a bit pricey but I would absolutely recommend this as a very high quality, unique experience.

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Thank Rebecca M
Rosie S, Customer Service Manager at Glacier Hot Pools, responded to this review

Kia ora Rebecca M, Thank you for your review of the Glacier Hot Pools on TripAdvisor; we appreciate your comments. One of our Private Pools is certainly a luxurious way to relax and unwind after an exciting day exploring the Glacier. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit Franz Josef Glacier. Nga mihi, Rosie More 

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