hot springs around the world

Hot springs are to be found in almost every nation of the globe. Broadly speaking, there are three main cultural approaches to the use of hot springs including: relaxation and connection with the natural environment (Asian), medical & health based treatments (European), and spiritual and religious connections (Indian and indigenous cultures). 


hot springs view dials

View dials have been created for hot springs around the world to help raise awareness of the global nature of hot springs and where to find them. The view dials can be physical such as bronze view dials – like the one near the Hilltop pool at Peninsula Hot Springs or digital with active web links between hot springs. Explore the world of hot springs by opening up these view dials and see the huge diversity of hot springs on offer all over the globe.

New Zealand


Globalisation in the hot springs market is seeing a blurring in bathing cultures around the world and an amalgamation of knowledge to provide the best possible benefit to the communities in which they are found. The Global Hot Springs Forum at the Global Spa and Wellness Summit held in India in October 2013 introduced some initiatives to help raise awareness of hot springs all over the world.

A standardised hot springs logo has been utilised by the Japanese industry for well over a hundred years and has been taken up by many hot springs in Korea and some in China, New Zealand, United States, Australia and other countries. This symbol is available to be used, free of charge, by hot springs from any country. It provides a means to communicate to consumers, beyond any language barrier, that the location has real hot springs.

Maruia Hot Springs

Visit our sister springs in New Zealand, Maruia Hot Springs, located on the South Island of New Zealand. The springs are set among a spectacular mountain environment on the Lewis Pass, which has the largest flow rate natural hot springs in the South Island at 56°C from deep underground.

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