Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, Rotorua

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#4 of 14 in Nature in Rotorua
Relax and unwind in the soothing waters of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. The complex encompasses a number of warm pools surrounded by lush foliage as well as private spas overlooking the valley. Learn more about the natural setting with a peaceful stroll along its signposted eco-trail, dotted with information about the ferns, mosses, and springs of the area. The educational walk leads to the Te Manora Spring, the largest source of pure boiling water in New Zealand and one of the springs that feeds into the main splash pool. Once you've worked up an appetite, head to the onsite cafe for a light meal or snack. See Waikite Valley Thermal Pools and all Rotorua has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rotorua online trip itinerary planner .
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  • Lovely pools however very unfriendly and rigid staff. Would be 5 star with the right management. Stayed here 3 nights.  more »
  • I highly recommend this park. The thermal pools are absolute beautiful and plenty of them to choose from. Each at varying temperatures. Could have stayed in there all day. The short walk to view the t...  more »
  • We were recommended to go here and it was definitely worth it! We had a warm greeting by the staff. It is $25 per person but they do have regular deal's on different sites. The whole place was well ma...  more »
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  • As a frequent customer. Facilities are always clean and staff friendly enough. Good for family's and with good value annual passes you really cant go wrong. Food portions could be better but not bad overall. Pools and buildings could use modernising as they havent changed a lot over the years (besides changing rooms a lick of paint).
  • Loved it- much more natural than Polynesian spas family area. Here it's all outdoors and even kids pool is geothermal water. Very warm. Loved natural setting. Loved the Eco walk up to view spring source too. Beautiful! BUT this is not a five star, flash spa for tourists with money. More a community pool for locals. Please don't come if expecting Spa Treatments etc.
  • This is a great alternative to the pools available in Rotorua. Located 25min drive south of Rotorua, there are different pools with varying temperatures in a bush clad setting. There is also a short walk which takes you to the source of the thermal spring which provides a great distraction if you have any kids.
  • The best thermal pools I have visited so far. Beautiful views.
  • Awesome, best in area. Lots of pools at different temps for whole family, outdoors, clean water every day. $48 for family pass.

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Rotorua has a range of different accommodations, mainly centered around the lake itself. In this downtown area you will find luxury hotels and hostels, many benefitting from good views of the surrounding scenery. Farther out of the town, comfortable motels offer those with a car a good option for setting up a base from which to explore the area. Campers and others wanting to enjoy the outdoors as soon as possible can opt for campsites and RV parks, all best accessed by car or taxi.
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