Kerosene Creek, Rotorua

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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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  • A free 'natural' hot river mini waterfall dip at Kerosene Creek - turnoff on left on highway out of Rotorua just before Wai-o-tapu - but bring bottles of water to wash your legs/feet when you get back...  more »
  • You can drive all the way to the stream. Takes about 5 minutes to get to the larger pool under a small waterfall. The water is nicely warm and pool is shaded by trees. It was great and the whole famil...  more »
  • This place is quite busy, but is good to pop in and jump in small hot water river. We spent there around 1h and we also saw few candles in the rock for romantick night in hot water.  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!