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Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa

Nestled on the serene shores of Lake Rotorua, Wai Ariki stands as a testament to the rich legacy of Māori culture and the healing traditions of Ngāti Whakaue. This tranquil oasis seamlessly blends indigenous wisdom with contemporary comforts, inviting guests to embark on a journey of rejuvenation and cultural immersion.

A Fusion of Māori Culture and Modern Design the interior fit out was crafted by Vekart to enhance the guest experience, from the grandeur of the main entrance to the intimate treatment rooms, every detail is thoughtfully considered.

Main Entrance:

The reception area spans over 11 meters, boasting a striking combination of Ceaserstone 'Symphony Grey' countertops and Plytech Birch Oak front panels. A chevron pattern, intricately routed and finished in clear lacquer, serves as a visual focal point.

Spa Info Stands:

Infused with the same refined aesthetic, the spa info stands feature Ceaserstone 'Symphony Grey' tops and Plytech Birch Oak front panels, adorned with the signature chevron motif.


In the café area, functionality meets style with Ceaserstone 'Symphony Grey' benchtops, complemented by Plytech Birch Oak front panels embellished with the distinctive chevron design. Here, guests can savour delectable offerings amidst an atmosphere of understated luxury.

Retail Space:

Designed to showcase indigenous crafts and treasures, the retail space features display units, gondolas, and wall units crafted from Prime Panels Sovereign Oak, accentuated by BLUM hardware. This seamless blend of form and function creates an inviting ambiance for guests to explore.

Treatment Rooms:

Within the sanctuary of the treatment rooms, Cabinetry has been crafted with a bespoke chevron pattern and custom stain. Laminex Hi Macs 'Aurora Magnolia' countertops provide a pristine canvas for relaxation and renewal.

Vanity and Staffroom:

From the elegant vanity areas to the practical staffroom, attention to detail is paramount. Prime Panels Sovereign Oak cabinetry, paired with Laminex Hi Macs Passo countertops, imbues each space with a sense of refinement and functionality, ensuring both guests and staff feel pampered and at ease.

In every aspect of its design, Wai Ariki pays homage to the land, the culture, and the people who call it home. Thanks to Vekart's visionary approach, this sanctuary serves as a harmonious union of tradition and innovation, inviting guests to connect with the spirit of Aotearoa while embracing the comforts of modern luxury.


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