Test Beitrag

To stay fit and healthy along the way is not always an easy task. A great way to fit in some exercise to your schedule (and, if camping, combine it with pleasant facilities and a hot shower) is a visit to the local pools. Sponsored by the government, Aquatic Centers and Leisure Facilities in New Zealand are affordable, clean and fun and located in all major cities. Check out our favorites for the North Island here:

Best value for money: Rotorua Aquatic center
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Price (Adult, swim only): 5.50 NZD (Dec 2015)
Facilities: 25 m Indoor Pool, Leisure Pool, Spa Pools inside and outside (extra charge)
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Comment: Come by for the lunch happy hour and pay only 3.50 Dollar for endless swimming and less people. Not a spa, hang-out type of facility, but if you are into laps, that`s your spot. I really enjoyed the 50m outdoor pool – for I, me and myself. You need to pay extra for the jet spa pools, but I would not name it worth the treat.

Best view: Ocean Spa, Napier
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Price (Adult): 10,70 NZD (Dec 2015)
Facilities: 25 m Lap Pool, various Spa Pools, Sauna, Steamroll
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Comment: Directly located on the Marina Parada this more sophisticated swimming pool or „spa“ offers a 25m lap pool, various outdoor pools, 2 hot pools and a sauna and steam room. For 20 you can even use the gym upstairs, doing some cardio on the cross trainer facing the ocean.

Best All-in-one: Aquatic Center, Porirua
Location: Porirua, Wellington
Price (Adult, swim only): 5.50 NZD (Dec 2015)
Facilities: 25 m lap pool, wave pool, river, slide and hot pools plus Sauna and a steam room
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Most fun: H2O Xtreme, Upper Hutt
Beware of Teen time on friday nights 😉

Best for professionals: Aquatic Center, New Plymoth
Location: New Plymoth
Price (Adult, swim only): 5.50 NZD (Dec 2015)
Facilities: 50 m lap pool (outdoor), 25 m lap pool (indoor), splash pool, hot pools (extra charge)
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Comment: Beautifully set at the Coastal Walking Track, this aquatic center is a pleasure for swimmers. Especially, when you are keen to do the long laps without kids and talking ladies in your way, this is the place to go. Tipp: Go for a run at the coast before heading to the swimming pool.

 

 

Most relaxing after the hike: Hot Pools, Turangi
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Price (Adult, swim only): 6 NZD (Dec 2015)
Facilities: Public Hot pool, private hot pool for extra charge
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Comment: The xxx Termal Pools are not the greatest aquatic experience you will encounter in New Zealand, but after hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing,

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Location:
Price (Adult, swim only): 6 NZD (Dec 2015)
Facilities: Public Hot pool, private hot pool for extra charge
Website:
Comment: The xxx Termal Pools are not the greatest aquatic experience you will encounter in New Zealand, but after hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing,

Best Multi-Sport Option: i.. Wellington
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Price (Adult, swim only): 5,50 NZD (Jan 2016)
Facilities: 25m Lap Pool, Lanes and equipement for Aqua Jogging, Splash Pool, Sauna and steam room
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Comment: Centrally located in xxx, the pools are a good catch for a morning or evening swim when exploring the capital.

Other venues we got recommended, but never been:
> Ocean…, Auckland
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More information on aquatic centers in other regions on theNorth Island can be found here:
Or if you are somewhere remote simply google „pool“ or „aquatic center“ or „leisure“ center.

Some of the leisure center also have gyms where you can drop in for casual visit if you wanna lift some weights or need some cardio action before the pool.

South Island…here we come!

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