He Puna Taimoana named one of the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Apr 27, 2022 |

Photo: Christchurch City Council

The popular New Brighton hot pools are officially one of the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand.

The Christchurch City Council-owned and operated He Puna Taimoana beachfront hot pools have earned a Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award.

The gold award recognise the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It is only given to those businesses who deliver exceptional customer experience and who are leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

Christchurch City Council Head of Recreation, Sport and Events Nigel Cox said it is a credit to the He Puna Taimoana team that they have been able to achieve the award after less than two years in operation.

“From the day the team welcomed the first visitors to He Puna Taimoana in May 2020, they have worked hard to ensure they provide a great customer experience.”

He Puna Taimoana offers five outdoor pools ranging in temperature from 26°C to 40°C.

“The fact that people keep coming back to He Puna Taimoana time and time again is testimony to the effort the team has put into making sure that people feel welcome and enjoy themselves.’’

“A visit to He Puna Taimoana has become one of those ‘must do’ things for people visiting Christchurch. With our borders opening, we’re looking forward to welcoming more international visitors to He Puna Taimoana so they too can enjoy a beachfront soak in the hot pools.’’

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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