Nestled along the serene shores of Lake Rotorua, Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa emerges not just as a sanctuary of luxury but as a profound celebration of cultural heritage, underpinned by a commitment to holistic wellbeing.
Developed by the Pukeroa Oruawhata Group over six years, this visionary spa stands as a testament to local iwi, Ngāti Whakaue's enduring legacy, with a distinct focus on the holistic concept of Te Whare Tapa Whā.
Wai Ariki transcends the traditional spa experience, embodying the four dimensions of Te Whare Tapa Whā: Taha Wairua (spiritual wellbeing), Taha Hinengaro (mental and emotional wellbeing), Taha Tinana (physical wellbeing), and Whenua (our connection to the land).
The architectural brilliance of Wai Ariki seamlessly intertwines tradition and modernity, paying homage to Ngāti Whakaue's cultural heritage.
The facility becomes a spiritual haven, guarded by six statues of Ngāti Whakaue tipuna and welcoming visitors with a blessing stone from Mount Tarawera.
This deliberate design invokes Taha Wairua, nurturing the spiritual wellbeing of those who seek solace within its walls.
Dimond Roofings' DD400 profile in ColorCote® AlumiGard PLUS, meticulously installed by T H Commercial, graces this cultural gem.