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Canyons, Cedar Hot Tubs and Crisp Mountain Air Reign Supreme in New Zealand
Alyssa Brown
byAlyssa Brown

Situated in Queenstown’s Shotover River canyon, we’ve found the perfect spot to bask in that crisp New Zealand mountain air. Onsen Hot Pools Resort and Spa is perched high on a Cliffside, overlooking alpine scenery and a river just below.

Suited for a day spa treat or a star-gazing soak, it’s no wonder this place is currently making rounds all over the internet.

Photography by Onsen Hot Pools Resort and Spa


Image by @lisadanielle_

The Facility

With sweeping views, this series of Japanese-style outdoor baths is fed by local spring water that’s heated through ultraviolet technology to keep it nice and hot, hot, hot. Each tub fits up to four people, so you can enjoy this experience with your best girlfriends, as a couple, or even as an adventurous solo traveler.



The Treatments

As if bathing in the outdoor mountain sunshine isn’t dreamy enough, you can seriously step up your zen game and opt to add a massage and facial to your spa experience. Or, check out the Onsen by Lantern Light package for a dip in the dark, under the glow of Japanese lanterns and starry skies above.



The Location

Located just ten minutes from Queenstown, the scenery at this spa is unbeatable. Seriously. People travel from all over the world to explore this part of New Zealand that’s known as much for its beauty as for its adventurous activity line-up. Whether you’re into snow sports, trekking, mountain biking, cliff jumping, or winery tasting, there’s plenty to explore in this region.  



Photography + Venue: Onsen Hot Pools Resort and Spa

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