Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa

Nestled on the tranquil shores of Lake Rotorua, the Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa stands as a beacon of architectural brilliance and cultural significance. As the proud recipient of the Harkness Henry Judges’ Choice Award at the Central Property People Awards 2023, this sprawling 4,500m2 world-class spa and wellness resort is a testament to the power of visionary thinking and collaborative effort.

The Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa is not merely a building; it is an architectural masterpiece that seamlessly melds with its urban surroundings. The six-year journey from concept to grand opening reflects a remarkable collaboration between Ngati Whakaue, expert minds in design and construction, and a community united by the vision of making this landmark project a reality.

The architectural design of Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa is a thoughtful blend of tradition and modernity, paying homage to the cherished values of Te Arawa and Ngati Whakaue. 

The result is a building that stands tall, making a profound architectural statement while remaining respectful to its cultural roots. It is monumental yet harmonious, a facility that not only rivals the best across the globe but also encapsulates the essence of intergenerational prosperity and employment.
At the crown of this architectural marvel is Dimond Roofings’ DD400 profile in Colorcote.9 Alumiguard Plus – a roofing solution that goes beyond mere functionality. The DD400 profile adds a touch of modern styling with its broad angular ribs and wide pans, contributing to the overall aesthetic appeal of the Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa. Its concealed fix system ensures a clean finish, free from visible fixings, elevating the roof to a design element that complements the grandeur of the structure.

Paired with the DD400 profile, Colorcote.9 Alumiguard Plus provides not just protection but a shield against the harshest environmental conditions. Its use in ‘very severe’ marine environments and resistance to chemical exposure make it a reliable choice for a project situated on the serene shores of Lake Rotorua. 
The Alumiguard Plus, with its durable baked-on paint system, reflects the commitment to quality and longevity, mirroring the values upheld by the Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa project.

As the DD400 profile and Colorcote.9 Alumiguard Plus become an integral part of the Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa, Dimond Roofings takes pride in contributing to a development that has permanently enhanced the urban tapestry of Rotorua and New Zealand. The roof is not just a protective covering; it’s a symbol of excellence that crowns a facility destined to leave an indelible mark on the cultural and architectural landscape.

In celebrating the success of the Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa, we acknowledge the role played by Dimond Roofings in providing a roofing solution that is not just a functional necessity but an integral part of the visual narrative. The DD400 profile in Colorcote.9 Alumiguard Plus stands as a testament to the collaborative spirit that has shaped this remarkable project, contributing to a legacy that will endure for generations to come.


Main Contractor:
T H Commercial
Roofing/Cladding Manufacturer: 
Dimond Roofing
Roofing/Cladding Profile:
Dimondek 400 / DD400
Colorcote .9 Alumiguard Plus
Roofing Installer:
T H Commercial