Hot pools open in a month

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Work on the Opuke pools is nearing completion.

Covid lockdown and supply  chains issues have further delayed the opening of Methven’s Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa until mid-November.

The facility planned to be open originally for the start of the winter season.

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 that include cold plunge pools and sauna, private pools, and a fully-equipped spa facility with a range of therapies.

A full complement of staff was on board and couldn’t wait to open the doors to the first visitors next month, Opuke general manager James Mattinson said.

His team included operations manager Coral Booker, guest experience manager Matt Turner, marketing co-ordinator Olivia Attwood and head chef Oliver Luxton, who hailed from Methven.

The Opuke brand identity is inspired by the mountain backdrop of the two hectare site and draws from the sustainable operations.

For more information and booking opportunities visit the opuke.nz website.