Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve, Taupo

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Unwind and forget the stress of traveling at Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve, a lush park filled with thermal pools ranging from warm to hot temperatures. Kids will enjoy running around the extensive area, which provides a completely natural setting. Since the pools are natural, consider wearing sandals or water shoes to avoid stepping on sharp rocks. There are no onsite facilities, so remember to bring your own drinking water. Also, keep your valuables close and lock your cars, as theft is somewhat common at this attraction. Use our Taupo vacation generator to arrange your visit to Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve and other attractions in Taupo.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Situated in a perfectly crafted reserve, resembling a disused golf course, lie some of the best natural hot springs NZ has to offer. This is an annual tradition for me, and tits year's edition did not...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    The water was very warm and lovely, however there was a lot of rubbish in the area. It would benefit from toilets, lockers and bins available on the bank. Our car was broken into while parked on Spa R...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Hot water (it is as hot as a hot bath) comes down the stream, steaming in the air, to little pools where you can climb in and enjoy it. Quite a few tourists and locals alike there. Popular with teenag...  more »

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