From Our Editors
Located just a 40-minute drive from Auckland CBD, Parakai Springs offers a unique day out for big and little fish. Natural geothermal waters are pumped from an underground aquifer into a series of indoor and outdoor pools and spas for hours of splashy fun. The park offers something for all kinds of clients, with thrill-seekers opting to take a speedy ride on the two exciting hydro-slides and those staying happy in the sloped beach area. Qualified lifeguards watch over paddlers and grounds are well maintained for photo opportunities galore. Swimmers are free to refuel by choosing to pack a picnic for consumption in landscaped gardens, throwing some snags on the BBQ or grabbing a bite from the on-site cafe.