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  • Address: Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

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Blue Baths Tours

The ornate Blue Baths on the shores of Lake Rotorua blend history, leisure and high society all with anachronistic charm. This art deco, Spanish mission-style building has been masterfully restored to its original splendor from 1933, a time when the thermally heated baths became New Zealand’s first place for “mixed bathing.” The history of baths in this section of Rotorua actually dates to 1885, when men’s-only bath houses to the west of the current site sat by the lakeshore. With the opening of the now-famous Blue Baths, however, the original ones were shuttered, and mixed bathing has become the cultural norm.

Today, you can walk through the Blue Baths interior, tour its small museum and enjoy the sophisticated classical music that serenades from the speakers above. Enjoy high tea on site looking out over the Government Gardens, and if you fancy a dip, purchase a ticket for a relaxing soak in the thermally heated baths. With your muscles relaxed and skin all smooth, stick around for an evening dinner show of live music and dancing, and soak in the glamorous ambience of this historic Rotorua attraction.

Practical Info

The blue baths are generally open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Valley Geyser Tour and Kiwi Fruit Orchard, Tauranga, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Valley Geyser Tour and Kiwi Fruit Orchard

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

THIS IS A SMALL GROUP TOUR AND INCLUDES ALL OF YOUR ENTRANCE FEE, INCLUDES CULTURAL SHOW AND TWO COURSE LUNCH You will be picked up directly from the ...  Read more

Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.39
Guided Tauranga Shore Excursion to Rotorua Whakarewarewa and Wai-O-Tapu, Tauranga, Ports of Call ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Guided Tauranga Shore Excursion to Rotorua Whakarewarewa and Wai-O-Tapu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Visit Wai-O-Tapu to see why TripAdvisor says it is "One of the 20 Most SURREAL Places in the World" and why it is considered to be New Zealand's most ...  Read more

Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $134.44
Rotorua Full Day Tour Including Maori Culture Geysers Mudpools and Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, Ports of ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Rotorua Full Day Tour Including Maori Culture Geysers Mudpools and Mt Maunganui

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Sit back and enjoy this tour with a local guide and discover Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Rotorua. See all the local highlights and visit the stunning ...  Read more

Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.42
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Sightseeing Tour Including Tauranga and Mt. Maunganui, Tauranga, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Sightseeing Tour Including Tauranga and Mt. Maunganui

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

While you’re in Port of Tauranga, explore the geothermal landscapes beneath the earths surface on this Rotorua sightseeing tour. See beautiful beaches and ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $66.88
Rotorua Duck Tours - City and Lakes Tour, Rotorua, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Rotorua Duck Tours - City and Lakes Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Discover Rotorua on a unique 90 minute sightseeing adventure onboard a WWII amphibious vehicle able to travel on land and water!

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.61
Private Shore Excursion Rotorua Geothermals Pohutu Geyser and Mudpools, Tauranga, Duck Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Shore Excursion Rotorua Geothermals Pohutu Geyser and Mudpools

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy a fun and informative tour with an experienced local guide showcasing the iconic Mount Maunganui, beautiful sandy beaches and million dollar homes plus ...  Read more

Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $604.64

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