Hot pools opening pushed back again


Further delays have pushed out the opening of Methven’s Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa until later this month.

The facility planned to be open originally for the start of winter and had been taking bookings for a November 12 opening. The opening is now set for November 26.

The Opuke website says a number of “unforseen technical issues” have delayed the commissioning of the pools and if they are resolved the pools may open earlier.

Previously, covid lockdowns and supply chains issues were cited as reasons for the delayed opening.

Online bookings can be made via the website.

The Opuke experience will offer family hot pools, a kids’ aqua play zone with crazy river and leap of faith plunge pool, adult-exclusive hot pools, private pools, and a spa facility and cafe.