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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, Rotorua

4.5
#7 of 20 in Nature in Rotorua
Hot Spring · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools reviews

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1,237 reviews
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  • Wonderful facility and we were really enjoying our visit until a photographer with his assistant and a model showed up in the pool we and other guests we were in for a photo shoot! If they wanted... 
    Wonderful facility and we were really enjoying our visit until a photographer with his assistant and a model showed up in the pool we and other guests we were in for a photo shoot! If they wanted...  more »
  • This place is AMAZING. Want to relax? Here is your place. We will be coming back to this area some day and this is the first place I will go. Clean tubs, beautiful views, and kind staff. And the... 
    This place is AMAZING. Want to relax? Here is your place. We will be coming back to this area some day and this is the first place I will go. Clean tubs, beautiful views, and kind staff. And the...  more »
  • Fantastic complex with lots of pools to choose from, varying in temperature. Very scenic and the Eco trail was well worth it to see the huge boiling spring. Our only concern was that so many people... 
    Fantastic complex with lots of pools to choose from, varying in temperature. Very scenic and the Eco trail was well worth it to see the huge boiling spring. Our only concern was that so many people...  more »
Google
  • Spacious camping grounds, kitchen and toilet are very convenient, 6 public pools mostly thermal- great for dipping with family and friends, young and old can enjoy, friendly staff, it's a great experience to wake up surrounded by hills on a foggy morning then take a dip in the thermal pools. It's very relaxing. Then before you leave go up to the awesome part of the valley which is the boiling sulfur spring water and take pictures with your loved ones.
  • Thanks to Google we discovered this wonderful hot pool oasis. Slightly off the main road but well worth the drive. Arrived early to see the steam coming off the hot water - stayed for about 2 hours so good. Pool temperature varies slightly across 4 different pools. Highly recommended 💯
  • Wonderful half day spent here . We had the pools to ourselves almost as only six other patrons. The staff were great. Friendly and helpful. Another plus was the senior rate with the gold card. A saving of $6 on the entrance price.
  • Wonderful place with great hot pools and campsites! Just one thing is if a light could be added to the rest area (next to campsites 14-16 ish?) so it can be used at night! Definitely recommend and will come again.
  • Great place for pristine well maintained pools. Emptied every day. Short walk to origins of hot water. Great instructional boards of history and geology of area. Multi pools to suit all needs. Private ones as well. Good prices and gold card discounts. Recommend the lovely choices of food and drinks. Best on cloudy cool day. You can buy there or bring own picnic.

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