Town History

A Short History of Te Aroha

‘I came here in dread and fear
That I should meet my Maker
But through the healing power of No. 2
I have deceived the undertaker!’

From ‘A Postcard From Te Aroha’ by Kevin Wells

Pre-European history

Te Aroha is famous for having the world’s only hot soda-water geyser and associated springs.  Prior to the European colonisation of the area, it was a place highly more

The Cadman Bath House history

"Taking the Waters" and the history of the Cadman Bath House

With the popularity of the spa culture in both England and Europe, both missionaries and settlers could see the potential of developing the unique hot more

Modern Day Revival

In 1903 the Domain Board passed the management of the Domain to the Department of Tourism and Health Resorts. With the appointment by government of New Zealand’s more

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The Domain
102 Whitaker Street
Te Aroha 3320
New Zealand


ADULTS $5.00
Ages 5-16
FAMILY $14.00

2 Adults & up to 4 children aged 5-16 (under 5's free)

Sorry we do not have Eftpos


Summer season
11am to 4pm starts Labour weekend

Winter season
12noon to 3pm starts Easter weekend

Open every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day, other times by appointment


The Museum is wheelchair accessible.  Vehicle access to the front door can be made by arrangement.

Unfortunately, we are not accepting group bookings at this time.