Relax and unwind in the soothing comfort of fresh, warm water and aromatic wood smoke.
Enjoy your own private tubs, nestled in a lush rainforest setting on New Zealand’s West Coast. Our wood-fired hot tubs combine the soothing comfort of warm water with the unique atmosphere of wood smoke to give you an unforgettable experience.
The Waiho River, which loosely translates as ‘smoky waters’, flows from Franz Josef Glacier to the Tasman Sea. Legend has it that the river was formed from the tears of Hinehukatere, frozen in a glacier. In ancient times she was mountain-climbing with her beloved, Wawe, and witnessed him fall to his death. To this day, the Māori name for Franz Josef Glacier is Kā Roimata-a-Hinehukatere, or the tears of Hinehukatere. We created Waiho Hot Tubs to give you an unforgettable experience of the West Coast. One that connects you to the incredible landscape and its people.