A visit to Morere Hot Springs will rejuvenate and replenish your body, mind and soul.It’s magical place where you can take in vivid lush rainforest, soak in the ancient and unique salt-water hot pools and breathe in divine pure air – a place to sink into restfulness, to take a moment and simply be.
Morere Hot Springs are governed by the Department of Conservation in partnership with local iwi, and is currently leased to the care of the passionate kaitiaki (guardians), Paul Hohipa and Wendy Gibbs who’ll welcome you to share the attractions and magic of the spring. Wendy and Paul, who have resided in the Morere area for 15 years, became concerned about the neglect and lack of aroha towards the springs, so when the lease came up, they put forward a proposal and secured the nurturing role of kaitiaki of what they believe to be a taonga – a natural treasure. Paul displays his passion in the form of a tattoo; a nikau palm with the word Morere etched beneath it.
Morere Hot Springs is nestled in 147ha of native bush and offers walking tracks and hikes, an abundance of native birdsong and of course, a soak in the therapeutic hot water. There’s an on-site café available along with an exquisite gift shop featuring local carvings and crafts.