Kerosene Creek, Rotorua
(4.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Take a relaxing dip in the spa-like waters of Kerosene Creek, one of Rotorua's best-kept secrets. The name might be a little off-putting, but the water is warm and inviting all year round. Stand beneath the waterfall for a free power massage, or head a little downstream to the smaller pools for some bathing privacy. Keep an eye on your belongings, as visitors occassinally report petty thefts in the area. See Kerosene Creek and all Rotorua has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rotorua travel itinerary maker.
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  • Nice place and thankfully not too crowded. What may by the comfortable route to it. Fortunately!
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  • Wonderful nature experience, a must do!! Its only 3-5min walk from the road and amazing pools for all ages, we had a 21month daughter with us who loved it. We will be going here once more during our s...  more »
  • We heard about this place from our YHA reception and decided to visit it on our free day. Boy were we glad we did. First off, though, make sure you're traveling in a good, study vehicle, because the a...  more »
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  • tranquil spot.. water temperature is moderate wouldnt say hot.. surrounded by native busy.. didnt see dumped trash which is gr8.. odd swimming clothes left behind though so keep it clean people and enjoy 😊
  • Amazing amazing amazing..... don't know what else to say.. 😊
  • Bit of a hidden treasure. Great place for a soak after a ride in the redwoods. Only draw back is a leaves you smelling like Rotorua.
  • Great cosy place suitable for loved up couple or groups - just find your spot
  • perfect place. just don't go on school hoilday. +Take beer!