These nicely renovated pools are also tucked away in a quiet rural area – the hills of Welcome Bay – but just 1 km from downtown Tauranga. The pools are part of a small family holiday park, just off Welcome Bay Road – that winds through farms and crop land to the south of Tauranga.
Welcome Bay Road is reached by heading out of town via 15th Ave. The crystal- clear un-chlorinated water is replaced daily, and its clear water is something many visitors comment on, with some rating it the best pools they’ve been to. There is a big kidney shaped main pool, and then a hotter circular plunge pool. Beside the pool are grassy areas and wooden tables – to make for a top notch summer BBQ spot.
The setting is classic rural Tauranga; the facility nestles in a valley with a typical orchard shelter belt on one side of the pools, and mature avocado trees on the other. The owners more than achieve their aim of providing a ‘clean, family-friendly facility.’ Closed Monday, Tuesday. Open Weds-Fri 2 pm to 9pm, Sat and Sun 10am to 9 pm (same hours public & school hols).
We also have a campground with cabins, and also powered sites for campervans. Pools are complimentary for guests.
R409, Welcome Bay Road, Tauranga, (07) 544 2327 www.welcomebayhotpools.co.nz