Mount Hot Pools

Hot Springs in Mt Maunganui

If you've given your muscles a workout traipsing up and down Mauao, take a relaxing soak at these thermally heated saltwater pools – discovered by a water diviner in the 1950s – looking back up at the hill you just climbed. If the bustling family-friendly environment gets too much, private pools are available ($16 per person, minimum two people).