Spas in Queenstown: 9 Best Spas to Relax and Detoxify

The picturesque lake and mountain retreat of Queenstown is ideal for rejuvenating and reinvigorating yourself. Be pampered at one of Queenstown’s luxurious day spas, enjoy a massage at your accommodation or soothe your muscles and revitalise by taking a dip in the thermal hot pools. Whether you crave therapy at a beauty salon, a relaxing massage, nourishing facial or a quick wax, we’ve found the city's best spa experiences. 
Queenstown may be New Zealand’s adventure hub, but it knows how to pamper even the mellowest of travellers. 

Check out the list of the best spas in Queenstown:

9 Best Spas in Queenstown

1. Onsen Hot Pools and Day Spa


Tucked on the hillside of Arthur's Point, a 15-minute drive from Queenstown CBD, Onsen Hot Pools and Day Spa offers private hot water pools and spa amidst the exquisite surroundings and breathtaking vistas of the Shotover River canyon. The rustic mountainside resort is a great place to visit all around the year. It will make you warm and cosy in winters and relax you in summers. Reserve the romantic 'Onsen by Lantern Light' package in case of a special occasion and gaze at the stars under the lighting of 15 lanterns. For those searching for a combination of massage and hydrotherapy, the Ultimate Relaxation package is the best which includes massage at Body Sanctum Day Spa and hydrotherapy at Onsen Hot Pools.
Address: 160 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown, 9371, New Zealand.
Cost: NZD 59 - NZD 455
Price per pool - NZD 87 - NZD 107, Pure Fiji Paradise Hot Stone Massage - NZD 320

2. Body Sanctum Day Spa

Nestled in the heart of central Queenstown CBD, this spa will feel like an oasis of calmness and tranquillity. Given orange water to sip on arrival, you will then head towards the exquisite treatment room designed for ultimate relaxation and deep tissue massages. Organic spa facial, skin remedies and anti-ageing fix are also available. Try the O Cosmedics Dermal facial, a world-class treatment that utilises powerful cosmetic pharmaceuticals to stimulate cell regeneration and collagen growth. Body Sanctum promises to provide clients with the utmost care and service, which will compel you to come back time and again. Being spoiled at Body Sanctum is the perfect way to detoxify, unwind and escape briefly from the chaos of city life. The combination of a paradisal setting, luxurious treatments and the adept therapists ensures the optimum satisfaction of the clients. 
Address: Level 1/10 Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand.
Cost: NZD 20 - NZD 360
Deep Tissue Massage - NZD 75, Hot Stone Massage - NZD 215

3. Spa at Nugget Point

Situated on the way from the Coronet Peak to Queenstown, it is an ideal stop to relax your weary legs after a long day of skiing. The spa suite here is like a modern version of the Roman baths, equipped with an indoor pool, marble bath, sauna and steam rooms and lovely rose mosaic showers. Relax and rejuvenate amid the jaw-dropping alpine and river views, the perfect setting to release your inner and outer joy. Choose from an extensive list of treatments, indoor spa facilities or opt for a dip in the private outdoor hot tub. You can buy the day passes for the Spa at Nugget Point, thus making it an affordable relaxation option.
Address: 146 Arthurs Point Road, Otago, 9371, New Zealand. 
Cost: NZD 30 - NZD 550
2-Hour Pool, Sauna and Steam Room Experience - NZD 32 Pure Indulgence experience for $359 for two

4. Salt Float Spa


Centrally located in Queenstown, the Salt Float Spa has six treatment rooms, two dedicated to massage therapy and the rest four are equipped with state-of-the-art Dreampod float tanks. The tank is filled with water heated to body temperature and contains large quantities of Epsom Salt to provide a warm weightless floating experience. This is helpful in relaxing the muscles, easing joint pains and reducing stress. Massages become very relaxing after a floating session as the body is completely loose and the minerals absorbed help the muscles slacken.  
Address: 53 Gorge Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand.
Cost: NZD 89 - NZD 650
Casual Float - NZD 89, Signature Massage - NZD 110

5. Hilton Eforea Spa


The Hilton Spa is a 20-minute drive out of town and can also be reached by an enjoyable ride in a water taxi. With a myriad number of treatment options, the most popular is a full package of manicure and pedicure. The spa overlooks the northern end of the Lake Wakatipu, making the experience extremely picturesque. There are a range of amenities at the Eforea Spa, like hot tubs, sauna and steam rooms, fitness centres, lap pools, etc. You can visit the spa at any time of the year as the pool and other amenities are situated indoors. Visit the Pinot Pit and enjoy a glass of local wine before heading back to town.
Address: 79 Peninsula Road, Kelvin Heights Kawarau Falls, Otago, 9300, New Zealand.
Cost: NZD 130 - NZD 300

6. Forme Spa and Wellbeing


Get rejuvenated and relaxed at the ravishing Forme Spa. Situated in the heart of the city and a thousand miles away from stress, it is known for its facials and face massages. Ranging from whole day spa packages to waxing, manicures, pedicures to body scrubs and wraps, you can choose from there a variety of packages. It also offers deep tissue massages, hot stone therapy and aromatherapy. Venture inside and make the most of your time there!    
Address: First Floor, The Mountaineer, 32 Rees Street, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand.
Cost: Day Spa packages: NZD 195 - NZD 369             
              Facials: NZD 85 - NZD 175             
              Massages: NZD 20 - NZD 299             
              Manicures and Pedicures: NZD 15 - NZD 119

7. Nadi Wellness Centre


Explore yoga, massage and holistic therapies, or join our wellness centres, workshops or training to expand your awareness and resilience. Their fully qualified professional teachers make it a safe environment and a co-creative space for self-discovery, exploration and new perceptions on life. They offer individual and couple massages, hot stone massages, facials, therapeutic deep tissue massages, foot reflexology and much more. Nadi Wellness centre is a hidden treasure of Queenstown, tucked on the second floor with awesome views of the lake above the chaos of the city centre. Breathe out and relax as you enjoy this intimate, comforting heart of wellness.
Address: Level 2, 50 Stanley Street, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand.
Pricing: NZD 80 - NZD 350
Massage Therapy- NZD 135 per person for 1 hour
Hot Stone Massage - NZD 135 per person for 1 hour

8. Queenstown Wine Trail


Paired with a two-hour Pure Fiji Foot Revival treatment at the Body Sanctum Day Spa, the Queenstown Wine Trail then takes clients at three different wineries where you get over 15 wine tastings. After the spa treatment, your feet are bathed, exfoliated and massaged with exotic oils. The clients are then picked up for the afternoon tour to experience quality wine and food. There is an underground wine cave tour too, which provides unique information about the best wines and the Central Otago wine industry. 
Address: 160 Gorge Road, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand.
Cost: Small Group Tours: NZD 169 - NZD 295, Combo Tours: NZD 195 - NZD 475, Private Tours: NZD 310 - NZD 399

9. Indulge Mobile Spa


Declared as the winners of the "Luxury Travel Guide’s Mobile Massage Service of the Year", the Indulge Mobile Spa provides a range of therapeutic and professional massages. Rated 5 stars, the service of the spa is wonderful and is for those seeking an expert therapist. Providing in-room massages, this spa service uses signature aromatherapy oil, hot towels, heated oils, linens and organic spa skincare and a lot more. Go ahead and have some 'me' time and relax.
Address: Queenstown Region, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand.
Cost: Massage: NZD 145 - NZD 230, Facials: NZD 160 - NZD 200, Spa Packages: NZD 180 - NZD 520.

Although these are some of the best spas in Queenstown, the list could go on given their variety and multitude. Take some time out and rejuvenate the whole family. Lose your aches and worries and descend into a world of relaxation.

This post was published by Vidushi Nigam

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