21 Apr 2022

For sale: Waiwera hot pools, condition poor

From Checkpoint, 5:54 pm on 21 April 2022

For sale - a rundown thermal water park, about 45 minutes north of Auckland.

It could be perfect for those nostalgic for the Black Hole, the Gutbuster, the Twister, or Bob's Mistake.

The owners of Waiwera Hot Pools are looking for a buyer or a backer to partner with them to convert the 4.5ha beachside site into a wellness centre, hotel, residential complex or a combination.

In real estate speak there's endless potential. It's been out of operation since 2018 and has had a checkered history with a previous leaseholder, including a failed revamp.

Colliers agent Josh Coburn says its now up for grabs on the global market.