Secret Spot Hot Tubs Rotorua

Rotorua City Tours


Secret Spot Hot Tubs is forest bathing at its finest. Soak in your own cedar hot tub filled with fresh spring water, overlooking the stunning Whakarewarewa Forest and Puarenga Stream. It’s the perfect place to reconnect with friends and family after your day’s adventures, and you can enjoy drinks delivered directly to your hot tub at the push of a button.

Stay a while and explore our unique BaseCamp street food café and craft bar in a backyard setting. Play lawn games, enjoy our outdoor campfires, or unwind with a ‘Shinny Dip’ foot hot tub, free with any drinks purchase. We also have brand-new cedar cold plunge tubs, complimentary with your hot tub.

Secret Spot is a fabulous hot tub experience with a unique café and bar. Created by brothers Keith and Eric Kolver, the complex includes 12 hand-crafted cedar hot tubs nestled among native plantings, alongside a lovely stream on the edge of the Whakarewarewa Forest. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while soaking in your own deep pool of fresh spring water, which is heated to a perfectly wonderful 39.9 degrees Celsius. Complimentary chilled drinking water is provided, and you can order beers, wines, ciders and bubbles, or a full range of hot drinks, via a tub-side button. Secret Spot is also home to the extremely popular Shinny Dips – mini hot tubs for your feet! These are free with the purchase of a drink or fresh bakery treat. All food and drinks are sourced as locally as possible and include Manuka Brothers Coffee, Good George beers and ciders, Mills Reef wine and Guidough’s savouries and slices. Their new BaseCamp street food kitchen is a must-try too.

There’s plenty of space to sit back and relax or have yourself a little function or event – lush lawns, the Eddie Out Chill Zone with campfire and extensive decking, or the new BaseCamp luxe glamping tent.

Map & Directions

13/33 Waipa State Mill Rd, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, 3073


Secret Spot Hot Tubs is a stone’s throw from Rotorua, about a 2-minute drive south on State Highway 5 from Te Puia,turn leftinto Waipa State Mill Road, after 150m turn left into the Waipa Mountain Bike Car Park. We are signposted from the Te Puia roundabout and are located between the car park and the forest – a secret spot that is easy to find!


Cancellation Policy

•Hot tub hours are from 9am to 10pm every day (last hot tub booking is at 9pm). Our 45-minute hot tub experience is bookable every quarter hour.
•Bring your own robe, swimwear, and towel, or hire them from reception.
•Book up to 6 friends or family per hot tub. For larger bookings that need multiple hot tubs, please call us on 07 348 4442.
Bookings can be rescheduled up to 4 hours prior to your reservation. Booking cancellation requires 12 hours’ notice.
•Secret Spot Hot Tubs is a smoke and vape free premises.
. Turn up to register 15min before your booked time.