Taranaki Thermal Spa

Spa in New Plymouth

The warm mineral water filling the tanks at Taranaki Thermal Spa was discovered during the search for oil in 1906. Private baths are filled on arrival and there’s a suite of massage and beauty therapies available, although not on Sundays. An absolute tonic.

There's also a two-bedroom apartment upstairs if you're too relaxed to leave (d $220, extra person $50), but be sure to book well in advance.