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The Best Day Spas Within Reach Of Christchurch

Day Spas That Should Be On Your Holiday Bucket List 

The stress and busy-ness of today’s world takes a toll on our bodies. There’s only one way to remedy that – taking time to rest and recharge. But life can flash by so fast we forget to exercise the self-care we deserve.  

Could a trip to The Central South Island finally be the time to treat yourself? Therapeutic massage, rejuvenating facials, head-to-toe body treatments – whatever you need, Central South Island’s most luxurious day spas will happily provide, starting with a multi award-winning experience in Ōtautahi Christchurch.  

Look after yourself. Listen to your body. Take charge of your wellbeing, and before you know it, you’ll bounce back feeling better than ever! 

Lovoir Day Spa

Lovoir Day Spa, Christchurch

Experience unmatched luxury at Lovoir Day Spa, boasting two prime locations including their award-winning flagship at The Crossing. Renowned for its stunning design, this spa has clinched "New Zealand's Best Day Spa" for 2022 and 2023, alongside the World Luxury Spa Awards 2023. Lovoir offers tailor-made facial and skin treatments, an array of massages, body care, and complete pamper days complemented by delicious lunches. Whether you're visiting their main spa or the friendly urban Avonhead beauty salon, immerse yourself in the finest self-care experience Ōtautahi Christchurch has to offer.

The Crossing, Shop 109, Level 1 1/166 Cashel St

Relax At Lovoir
Room at Lotus Day Spa, dimly lit with candles, spa beds and spa bath.

Lotus Day Spa, Christchurch

Crowned as New Zealand’s best day spa at the prestigious 2021 World Spa Awards, Christchurch’s Lotus Day Spa is a luxurious destination in its own right. Surrounded by the tranquil Swan Lake Gardens, this multi award-winning day spa creates an escape to a world of pampering and relaxation. Treat yourself to a Royal Thai Massage – an ancient healing method that relieves aches and pains.

9 Earnlea Terrace, Christchurch

Lady In Hot Tub Opuke Hot Pools

Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa, Mid Canterbury

Leave every worry at the door when you set foot in Methven’s new Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa. This beautiful facility is unique to New Zealand, complete with the country’s best swim up bar and enormous poolside views of the Southern Alps. After a peaceful soak, relax in an almost weightless state with Dry Flotation therapy – one of the spa’s signature treatments focusing on soothing muscles and reducing stress.

35 Mt Hutt Station Road, Methven

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A guest relaxes during a massage treatment at the Hanmer Spa

Hanmer Springs Spa, Hurunui

The Spa at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools is a sanctuary for the soul. Every sight, sound and sensation is carefully considered no matter the treatment. Calm the body and the mind with a Vichy Massage – a restorative treatment combining healing hands with cascading water from shower jets. Take advantage of reduced thermal pool entry fees with any treatment purchased.

34 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs

Lady enjoying Maruia Speings Hot Pools surrounded by native bush.
Credit: Stewart Nimmo

Maruia Hot Springs Spa, West Coast

From therapeutic massages to indulging facials and head-to-toe body treatments, the day spa at Maruia Hot Springs is a veritable hub for wellness and self-care. Relieve tired muscles and increase blood flow with a hot stone massage or draw out impurities from your whole body with a glacial clay detox body wrap. A retreat to Maruia wouldn’t be the same without sinking into one of the natural, geothermal hot pools!

State Highway 7, Lewis Pass

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Tekapo Springs

Tekapo Springs Glacial Day Spa, Mackenzie

Combine a Glacial Day Spa treatment with a pool pass to Tekapo Springs and you’ll be floating on cloud nine. Deep tissue massages, rejuvenating facials, and beauty treatments – the ultimate way to follow up a day bathing in a hydro wonderland. It gets better - you’ll also have a front row seat overlooking the Two Thumb mountain range and Lake Tekapo in its icy-blue glory.

6 Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo

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