Story: Thermal pools and spas

Soaking in natural thermal pools (1st of 3)

Soaking in natural thermal pools

Natural hot pools in scenic or inaccessible locations have long held a special allure. Here, geologists Harold Wellman (left) and George Grindley relax in a warm pool by the Haupiri River on the South Island’s West Coast, about 1950. This is one of many such pools to be found along the Alpine Fault.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Thermal pools and spas - Leisure and pleasure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006