2. Waharoa – Entrance

We invite you to begin your wellness journey with us at Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa.

We are uniquely built on the legacy of Ngāti Whakaue culture, healing practices and manaakitanga – the centuries-old and internationally-renowned Ngāti Whakaue concept of welcoming manuhiri (visitors).

Nestled on the foreshore of the stunning Lake Rotorua and meaning ‘Chiefly Waters’ – Wai Ariki offers two architecturally stunning and culturally authentic areas for you to explore, unwind, rejuvenate and relax. Truly a feast for the senses, Wai Ariki is inspired, curated and owned by the local iwi, Ngāti Whakaue.

Both the Wai Whakaora, meaning (Restorative Journey) and the exclusive Āhuru Mōwai, meaning (Sanctuary – a place of peace and tranquility) are founded on te ao Māori values, traditions and culture.

These are truly unique not only to Aotearoa (NZ), but also world-wide.

“Let us take you on a journey”