Relaxing In The Best Queenstown Spas
Inspiration Retreats & Relaxation
Our pick of the best luxurious spas in QueenstownNo holiday is complete without some deep relaxation at a luxurious day spa in Queenstown. Whether you crave a buff and polish, a rejuvenating massage, nourishing facial or a quick wax, we’ve found the town’s best spa experiences.
1. Massage and facial package at Body Sanctum Day Spa
Spend an afternoon in absolute relaxation at this truly blissful urban escape. Nestled right in the centre of Queenstown’s CBD, Body Sanctum Day Spa offers the very best relaxation treatments by the most highly trained staff in Queenstown.
You’ll find yourself exhaling in relief as you enter an oasis of calm and tranquility inside the spa’s door. Sip your orange water on arrival, then head into your exquisite treatment room for a relaxation or deep tissue massage. Finish there, or treat yourself to a truly indulgent afternoon by adding an organic spa facial. If you’re seeking a skin remedy, or after an anti-aging fix, try the O Cosmedics Dermal facial. This world-class treatment utilises powerful cosmeceuticals to stimulate cell regeneration and collage growth. Nail, waxing and body treatments are also available at this beautiful day spa.
Body Sanctum Day Spa has a sneaky entrance; it’s located on Athol street, above the KFC drive-through. The spa’s inner-city location is convenient, yet the day spa stays completely quiet so your treatment is uninterrupted.
2. Sink into bliss at Onsen Hot Pools
Spa pools are one thing, but Onsen Hot Pools in Queenstown offers a truly unique experience. Settled into the hillside of Arthur’s Point just a 15 minute drive from Queenstown CBD, Onsen Hot Pools offer private rustic wooden spa pools overlooking breathtaking scenery.
Wander into the front office and you’ll be greeted by your host, and shown to your private pool room. Completely separate from the rooms next door, all you share with fellow bathers is the breathtaking view of the Shotover Canyon and River. If you’re on a group trip, you can fit up to four people in your personal onsen, making it a fun group event after a day skiing.
For truly special occasions, book the romantic ‘Onsen by Lantern Light’ package and watch the stars under the light of 15 lanterns. For those seeking a blend of massage and hydrotherapy, The Ultimate Relaxation package includes a massage at Body Sanctum Day Spa and one hour of relaxation at Onsen Hot Pools.
Onsen Hot Pools offer a convenient shuttle bus from Queenstown CBD to take you to the special hillside location, and drop you back into the centre of town after your escape
3. Hilton Eforea Spa ideal for a whole day out
The Hilton in Queenstown is a 45 minute drive or 20 minute water taxi out of town, making an afternoon at Eforea Spa the perfect girls’ day out. With countless treatment options, our top recommendation is a full mani pedi.
The nail treatment room overlooks the north end of the stunning Lake Wakatipu, making this your most picturesque pedicure yet. Each treatment at Eforea Spa entitles you to use of the Hilton’s spa amenities including lap pool, fitness centre, hot tub, sauna and steam room. If you’re getting your nails done, enjoy a glass of local New Zealand bubbles while your polish dries, before heading downstairs for a splash. Luckily, the pool and amenities are all inside, making Eforea the perfect destination any time of year in Queenstown’s temperamental weather.
If you’re not ready to head back to town, wander down to the Pinot Pit and enjoy a glass of local wine by the fire, before taking the water taxi or complimentary shuttle back to the CBD to show off your new nails.
4. The Beauty Lounge for waxing and pre-wedding pampering
Queenstown is an incredibly popular wedding destination, and no one is more desperate for a pre-party primping than a bridal party. Located near the airport in Frankton, The Beauty Lounge is the most trusted stop for locals and tourists to get those all-important beauty fixes. Whether you’re seeking intimate waxing, deep pore-cleansing facials or state-of-the-art skin treatments to make you appear younger and brighter in your wedding photos, The Beauty Lounge has an option to cater to your specific skin type.
Best of all, this day spa has both private treatment rooms, and a fun, bright and airy lounge where bridal parties or girls’ groups can relax and chat in comfy chairs while getting those final touches. The staff can also prepare you and your girlfriends a special platter of treats and bottle of bubbly to make your day of pampering even more fun.
The Beauty Lounge is part of the group of shops found at the Frankton Roundabout, opposite the large green BP petrol station. Head up the stairs and step into a world of bliss.
5. The Spa at Nugget Point for post-skiing calm
Sitting right near the bottom of the Coronet Peak road is Nugget Point Hotel boutique hotel and its little Grecian spa. Luckily, this spa is not too busy, making it ideal for a post-ski soak.
As you wander into the hotel lobby and are escorted toward the spa, you’ll love the intimate opulence of this little resort. As the glass door opens to the spa you’ll gaze upon a hydrotherapy room that looks as though it was made for Helen of Troy. From the waist-deep pool with central rose mosaic to the richly invigorating steam room and earthy sauna, this spa is truly fit for a King or Queen. The spa pool is perfect for stretching out those muscles, while you can also enjoy a massage in the private rooms. Relaxing lounges and beautifully upholstered couches are on offer when you’re ready for a nap or to read your book before you make your way back to your accommodation.
The Spa at Nugget Point offers day passes, making it an affordable relaxation option. It’s on the way from Coronet Peak to Queenstown too, making it the ideal stop off between skiing and sleep
Written by: Caitlin Reid
PUBLISHED: Feb 26th 2017 | UPDATED: Jun 27th 2017