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New Brighton hot pools attract impressive number of locals

New Brighton hot pools attract impressive number of locals
December 3, 2020

Christchurch City Council has advised that New Brighton’s beachside hot pools complex - He Puna Taimoana, has attracted more than 60,000 people in the first six months.

He Puna Taimoana Manager Merryn Skipper advises “it has been great to see this long-awaited community facility being so well-supported.

“Amazingly, we are very close to our 75,000 annual visitor numbers goal despite the COVID-19 pandemic keeping international tourists away.

“78% of our ticket sales are from the wider Christchurch area, with a further 13% living in New Brighton.

“5% are from around the South Island, while 3% are from the North Island and 1% of pool users are international visitors.

Skipper added “an overall online review rating of 4.9 out of 5 – making us the highest-rated hot pools in New Zealand – is a great reflection our popularity.

“Sessions are extremely popular, particularly at the weekends and in the evenings. We recommend online bookings to secure a spot.

“The number of people for each session is limited so we are able to ensure a relaxing experience with seaside views. The pools are vibrant but not overcrowded.

The pools are open from 10am to 7.30pm every day, with five pools ranging from 28 to 39 degrees.

Pool users can also visit the on-site cafe and sauna or brave the plunge pool after a saltwater soak.

Discount admission is available to Christchurch residents, with visits booked online

Image courtesy Christchurch City Counci

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