Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, Rotorua

Categories: Hot Springs, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Waikite Valley Thermal Pools and many more Rotorua attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rotorua travel itinerary maker.
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  • Been here a lot over the past few years. Great for kids. Great setting. Super clean. Can get busy, try to pick your times/days. 
  • Recommended by our hotel owners so we drove out in the late afternoon...we had a private spa for 40 mins and it was unbelievably therapeutic. Please don't expect a state of the art bells and whistles ...  read more »
  • Well worth the 30 minute drive from Rotorua. A wonderful family experience at a very affordable price compared to similar experiences in Rotorua proper. Baths ranged in temperature from 32-42 °C, do y...  read more »
  • Great staff, nice selection of pools between 30 and 40 C, shower facilities, and a nice short hike too. In fall-especially on a rainy day- it really isn't too crowded, and even if you don't book a private pool (I don't really see the need) you might end up with one to yourself! They have a nice cafe attached as well with options like salad, venison burgers, fish and chips and more. Surprisingly accessible. pools and changing rooms, including showers, have easy access for wheelchairs. Keep in mind some pools have a "pool step" with a handrail to get in.
  • Very good place to relax. So natural and a good quality sulfer spring but water contains some natural things such as leaves.
  • Nice and quiet location, good selection of pools. A bit off the beaten track, so not at all crowded.
  • Great spot, though water gets a bit yucky by end of the day during school hols. Private pools are worth the extra. Worth the trip out from Rotorua just to visit
  • One of my favorite spots to camp... They offer everything you could need and an amazing thermal pool is included... I stayed in there almost 10 hours per day... Price is fair and the service is very nice
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