He Puna Taimoana the pools by the sea
Explore the pools
He Puna Taimoana is open 10am-8pm, 7 days a week. We are located on New Brighton sea front, with onsite parking and easy access to public transport routes. Pre-booking essential for guaranteed entry.
There are five different pools at five different temperatures, each designed to create its own unique experience. There is also a separate plunge pool, on-site café and other amenities to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. He Puna Taimoana is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and explore the New Brighton neighbourhood.
Facts about the Hot Pools
New Brighton has a long proud history with salt-water hot pools. The original “Howey’s Hydro Baths” were located just across the road from He Puna Taimoana. Users of the salt-water baths credited them with curing sciatica, rheumatism and other ailments.
The therapeutic health benefits of soaking in warm salt water has been recognised for centuries. Warm salt water is associated with a variety of healing benefits including: calming the nervous system, boosting circulation, easing muscular/joint inflammation and reducing general pain.
The hot pools at He Puna Taimoana are heated using ground-sourced heat pump technology. Geothermal heat pumps are very energy efficient. This results in lower carbon dioxide emissions compared to the heating systems used by most other pools. Overall this leads to lower operating costs and reduced environmental impacts.