Goodheat is a traditional wood-fired sauna at the sea in Nelson, NZ

Located at the Nelson Yacht Club, our cork-clad sauna is steps from the sea allowing for cold plunging in-between each sauna session

What to bring?

Swim wear is required along with 2 towels - one to sit on in the sauna and one to dry yourself with. Water shoes for the ramp especially at low tide. Bring 1L of water in a non-breakable bottle. We recommend arriving ready to go as our changing room is very small.

What not to bring?

The sauna is a device free zone. We also recommend leaving any glasses, watches, or metal jewelry at home or taking off before your session.

Who can use the sauna?

We require guests to be 16 years and above.

If you have any health issues or are pregnant, please review our terms and conditions.

Can water be poured on the rocks?

Yes, our 100kg of stones are ideal for creating smooth dense loyly (steam). Please check with other users before adding water to the rocks. Make sure to pour slowly.

What can I expect from the 1hr session?

You'll have time for about three 10-15 minute sauna sessions with cold plunges in-between sessions. Please remember to leave time for changing as it's part of the 1hr session.

What facilities are there?

Our sauna has a small 1m2 changing room but we recommend you arrive swim ready. You're welcome to store your belongings inside. We have a water jug available for refilling bottles.

Designed for Good Heat

Everything from the bench height to the large volume of stones is carefully considered so that you can experience the most even heat. The cork cladding helps maintain an ideal temperature of 85°C.

Learn more
  • Cardiovascular Health

    Regular sauna use can improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

  • Mental Health

    Sauna use is shown to promote relaxation, improved mood, and better sleep. In addition there is recent research linking sauna use to reductions in depression.

  • Community

    Spend quality time with old friends or new in a phone-free environment focused on well being.

Find us at the Nelson Yacht Club

Advanced bookings strongly recommended.