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Services

Wireless Internet.
Booking Service for Walking the Tongariro Crossing.

Special Features.

Natural thermal hot pools.
Kitchen, dining, TV rooms and barbeque.
Laundry including walk in drying room.
Fish cleaning facilities.
Shop and breakfast Restaurant.
Campervan dump station.
Spacious grounds and ample parking.
Free hot showers available all the time.
Large camp sites, caravan and boat storage.
Lake Taupo Ramp Permit.
 

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Cancellations

Cancellations notified within 72 hours of date of arrival will incur a $50 booking fee, after the 72 hours a non arrival or cancellation will incur the full night rate of accommodation. This would be debited from your credit card. Credit Card Details are required to secure the booking. By placing a booking you accept these terms and conditions.

 

Balneotherapy


This is the healing of certain conditions through bathing , The Japanese refer to this as Onsen and have used this for health benefits for centuries. Balenotherapy must be done in water containing minerals yearly analysis will be done on the mineral water to keep our guest informed. The Pools are open for our guests 24 /7 and we welcome casual pool users for $9 per hour. Below is a example of how the Japanese have aligned Balneotherapy into their way of life.

 

 

 

 

Types of Onsen

Chloride Spring "enka butsusen"

Characteristics

Therapeutic Effects

There are 3 types of Chloride Springs (Salt, Calcium, and Magnesium ). Being an island, Japan has many Salt Chloride Springs. Salt connects with the protein and the fat on the surface of the skin and retains the body temperature.

Cuts, Burns, Chronic Skin Disease, Chronic Gynecological Disorders, Muscle/Joint Pain etc

 

Types of Onsen

Sodium Bicarbonate Saline Spring
"tansan suiso ensen"

Characteristics

Therapeutic Effects

Sodium Bicarbonate is alkaline. It washes off the fat from the surface of the skin and makes the skin smooth, therefore, it is called "water for the beautiful skin". After bathing, water evaporates quickly from the surface of the skin and cools off the body.

Cuts, Burns, Chronic Skin Disease, etc

 

Types of Onsen

Sulphate Spring "ryusan sen"

Characteristics

Therapeutic Effects

This spring is known as "water for cuts and bruises". There are three types of springs: Calcium sulphate, Sodium sulphate, and Magnesium sulphate.

Cuts, Burns, Chronic Skin Disease, Arteriosclerosis, Chronic Constipation(when drunk) etc

 

Types of Onsen

Carbon Dioxide Spring "nisanka tanso ensen"

Characteristics

Therapeutic Effects

The soda water expands the blood vessels and lowers the blood pressure. It also retains the body temperature.

Rheumatism, etc

Hot mineral pools 

Ty pes of Onsen

Ferruginous Spring (Iron) "gantetsu sen"

Characteristics

Therapeutic Effects

There are two types of Ferruginous Spring: Carbonated Iron Spring, and Melanterite Spring. As the spring oxidizes, it gets brown. Ferruginous Spring is said to replenish the body's iron levels through the absorption from the skin, and drinking.

Menstrual disorders, Anemia, etc

Types of Onsen

Sulphur Spring "io sen"

Characteristics

Therapeutic Effects

Sulphur spring that contains hydrogen sulfide has a distinct smell of bad eggs. It is said that the vapor containing hydrogen sulfide is good for the chronic bronchitis. However, the gas is toxic and proper ventilation is essential. Sulphur spring expands the blood vessels and helps reduce the blood pressure.

Cuts, Diabetes, Chronic Skin Disease, High Blood Pressure, Joint Pain etc

Types of Onsen

Acidic Spring "sansei sen"

Characteristics

Therapeutic Effects

This type of Spring is found in highlands of volcanic countries like Japan. Acidic spring is stimulus and its antibacterial effect is said to be good for the skin, however not recommended for people with sensitive skin. Also, the highlands with acidic spring has been a popular place to visit to develop physical strength.

Chronic Skin Disease, Chronic Gynecological Disorders etc

 

Types of Onsen

Simple Thermal Spring "tanjun onsen"

Characteristics

Therapeutic Effects

All the hot springs that does not contain enough minerals meet the criteria for specific Onsen are categorized as Simple Thermal Spring. This is the most common type of spring found in Japan.

A wide range of mild effects

 

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