He Puna Taimoana is the new hot pools facility on the New Brighton foreshore, opening 4 April 2020.
He Puna Taimoana offers five outdoor pools ranging in temperature from 260C to 400C. These include relaxation, fitness and family pools. There is also a plunge pool at 120C, sauna, steam room and café.
Visit He Puna Taimoana website(external link) for more information including opening hours, admission fees and bookings.
The hot pools are a key development in the New Brighton Regeneration Project – a transformation of the seaside village backed by the Council, Development Christchurch Limited (DCL), local businesses and the community.
Projects include the beachside children's playground (completed), the hot pools, a revitalised commercial/shopping centre, improvements to the public realm, transport and car parking, and residential development.
The hot pools have been talked about for years as a destination asset to help revitalise New Brighton. The community has been part of the process from the beginning, with initial concepts for the hot pools facility based on ideas and feedback from locals.
You can find more information about the regeneration at the Development Christchurch Ltd webpage(external link)(external link).