Business South April 2022

| 3 DEVELOPMENT Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa to page 4 Warming up nicely in Methven Kim Newth Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa is the perfect place to relax, soak and de-stress. Visitors to Methven’s Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa are finding much to love about this world-class wellness destination that opened last November. While the rise of the Omicron variant is challenging for hospitality and tourism, Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa’s first summer season has yielded plenty of positives. “Based on the comments and feedback we’ve had to date, we’re feeling pretty optimistic and we’re still getting reasonably good numbers, particularly in the weekends,” says James McKenzie, who is one of the directors of Methven Adventures that developed this exciting venture. “We’re starting to deliver on what we hoped would come from this,” says James. “Finding ways to take care of our well-being is so important in these difficult times. “Ōpuke is one of those special places where phones and devices can be swapped for undiluted relaxation with close friends and whānau in a premium hot pools’ environment. “There is plenty of space to relax, soak and de-stress, and enjoy what’s on offer. “It definitely doesn’t feel crowded and people are responding well to that. “They’re managing to get out and enjoy themselves in spite of what is going on at the moment.” Located just an hour from Christchurch, the pools complex is a stand-out in sustainable tourism. This is the first thermal pools operation in the country to be powered by a solar field serving as the primary water heating system. PROUD PROJECT MANAGERS & SUPPORTERS OF OPUKE THERMAL POOLS JOSEPHS.CO.NZ PEOPLE LED PROJECTS PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND QUANTITY SURVEYING 0800 999 333 Christchurch / Timaru Greymouth / Nelson Land Surveying / Resource Management Environmental Science / Structural Engineering Geotechnical Engineering / Civil Engineering Proud to be carboNZero certified PROUD TO WORK WITH ŌPUKE THERMAL POOLS & SPA