a little trip

pohutukawa imageFranklin – our region – is really in a great spot. Why do I say that you may ask…………
well, the answer is because.
– because we have such a lot right here – beaches, both east and west coast for the easy swimming and the surf, wine growers, a number of alpaca farms, day spas, some historical places of interest AND because we are SO handy to many other areas should the urge arise to take a day trip or two.

For instance, Auckland CBD is just up the road – a 40 minute trip (if the traffic is good!) and you are at the waterfront, or in fact, anywhere within the Auckland region. In the other direction, a 2 hour jaunt (or less) gets you to the towns and beaches of Coromandel, Whangamata, Tairua, Pauanui and Whitianga.

Whitianga has a wonderful getaway called The Lost Spring and Day Spa. This is a place to “Forget the real world for a day and come relax, rejuvenate and let yourself be pampered at our special paradise, The Lost Springs.”

a view of the spa from the restaurant
a view of the spa from the restaurant
If you head to the Lost Spring, it is really a good plan to book accommodation in Whitianga and stay a night as, after your relaxation in the goethermal pools and/or a pampering session and meal, you REALLY won’t feel like driving anywhere other than back to a bed close by!
The Lost Spring is a fantastic getaway, whether for a day or longer, and they are open 7 days a week with special deals to look out for!
Relax in beautifully hand sculpted pools filled with natural thermal spring waters and surrounded by luscious native bush. The Lost Spring therapeutic thermal pools offer a range in temperatures to suit everyone. Enjoy a comfortable 32 degrees to a warm 38 degrees in the Amethyst Pool and Bathtub Terraces, or soak away those aches and pains in our Crater Lake hot pools at a toasty 41 degrees. With running waterfalls from pool to pool you can settle back and listen to the sounds of nature entwined with soothing Pacifica music. Whilst you soak you can enjoy delicious cocktails and platters from our poolside menu, served to you by our friendly Café staff. Refreshing filtered tap water is also available around each pool for your convenience. Relax and feel magically transported to a Pacific Island Resort without needing your passport.
The natural spring waters that fill each pool are sourced from an underground geo-thermal spring situated 667 meters beneath Whitianga. 16thousand year old spring waters are rich with minerals and leave your skin feeling soft and nourished. ”

One thing is for sure, this is a fantastic place to forget the world and RELAX!!


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