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The Best Spas and Wellness Retreats in Queenstown, New Zealand

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Updated: 20 April 2017
Queenstown may be New Zealand’s adventure hub, but it knows how to pamper even the mellowest of travellers. If you’re wanting to take some time off to pamper yourself, we’ve got just the thing for you. Sit back, relax and enjoy this lovely showcase of the best spas and wellness retreats in the area.
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Millbrook Resort Spa

There’s a reason the Millbrook Spa has been dubbed New Zealand’s Top Spa Resort by the World Travel Awards for five years straight. Set in the tranquil streets of Arrowtown, just a 15-minute drive from Queenstown, the resort has become a true favourite among local and international visitors – there’s even a complimentary shuttle service to cater to the out-of-town interest. Millbrook’s five-star indulgence menu includes aromatic massages, skin-booster facials, and nourishing body-wellness treatments.

Millbrook Resort, 1124 Malaghans Road, Arrowtown 9348, New Zealand, +64 3-441 7000

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Onsen Hot Pools

Dip into the Onsen Hot Pools to immerse yourself in Queenstown’s exquisite surroundings. Select from any of their private hot-water pools to marvel at the Arthurs Point and Shotover River canyon vistas right in front of you. The rustic cliffside retreat is a great destination all year-round: it’ll warm you up in winter, soothe you up in the summer (there’s a button to add cold water to the pool if you need to take things down a notch), and cosily shield those visiting on a rainy day.

Onsen Hot Pools, 160 Arthurs Point Rd, Arthurs Point 9371, New Zealand, +64 3-442 5707

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Hush Spa

You’ve got to love a spa that offers an exclusive massage package for trampers and skiers. The centrally-based Hush Spa is also renowned for its make-up services, hair salon treatments and a trove of wellness essentials. It’s a good all-rounder venue to stop by if you want to temporarily escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding streets: just head upstairs of the historic Mountaineer complex to splurge in your own sense of bliss.

Hush Spa & Salon, First Floor, The Mountaineer, 32 Rees St, CBD, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand, +64 3-442 9656

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Spa at Nugget Point Hotel

If you’ve been skiing up a storm at Coronet Peak, the Grecian spa at the Nugget Point Hotel will be your place to unwind. The resort sits at the bottom of the main road going into the ski range, before you arrive back into Queenstown – ideal for a quick splurge or, if you need it, a full night’s stay. Soak up the warm spa pool waters, soothe your muscles with a massage, or simply snuggle up to one of the upholstered couches in the area’s relaxation lounges.

Nugget Point Queenstown Hotel, 146 Arthurs Point Rd, Arthurs Point, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand, +64 3-441 0288

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eforea:spa at the Hilton Hotel

The lush eforea:spa boasts ten treatment rooms, which include two couples’ suites and a presidential spa with balcony. Every single one of their pamper packages comes with complimentary use of the Hilton’s wellness facilities; including the fitness centre, heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms. There are grooming options for men and women alike, as well as a selection of reinvigorating body massages guaranteed to bring everyone back into their element.

The eforea:spa 79 Peninsula Rd, Kelvin Heights, Kawarau Falls, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand, +64 3-450 9416

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Body Sanctum Beauty Lounge

Wash away any lingering jet lag by heading into this Frankton beauty. The Body Sanctum Beauty Lounge is renowned for its relaxing massage treatments and reinvigorating pamper packages. It’s also quite a popular stopover for brides-to-be and hen dos. If you’re already way past the airport suburb, don’t fret – Body Sanctum also has a spa at the heart of the city, serving up plenty of tranquility amid the inner-city rush.

Body Sanctum Beauty Lounge, 1092 Frankton Rd, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand, +64 3-442 2261

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Sofitel Queenstown Spa

Sofitel’s spas are usually renowned for their French-inspired treatments, but the one in Queenstown is a melting pot of experiences. Not only does this spa incorporate a selection of Maori massage therapies, it also offers Ataauhua body treatments, Hanakasumi massages, and traditional Hamman baths. The spa and hotel’s unique identity will hit you as soon as you step inside, as you’ll be welcomed by gold-coloured decor and furnishings that pay homage to the region’s rich mining history.

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa, 8 Duke St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand, +64 3-450 0045