Blue Baths

Swimming in Rotorua

The gorgeous Spanish Mission-style Blue Baths opened in 1933 (and, amazingly, were closed from 1982 to 1999) and they now regularly host special events (performances, weddings etc). If you feel like taking a dip, the pool is a fraction of the price of the nearby Polynesian Spa, but note that while it's geothermically heated, it's not mineral water.