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. With our international travel planner, Taupo attractions like Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The best place to go to warm up for free and you can stay as long as you want. Hot water creek has many option to lay or sit and also a waterfall shower! If you feel too hot you can go into Waikato Ri...  more »
  • This park was amazing! So much to explore and the water was wonderful! I feel like it was a great idea to go there at 7:30 on a Thursday morning though, hardly anyone around  more »
  • This is the most interesting and unique thing I have seen ever.. Hot spring waters in cold weather in NZ coming from earth's crust and giving us a pleasant and enjoyable experience to witness this nat...  more »

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As a resort town, Taupo offers a diversity of accommodations. Boutique, luxury, and spa hotels are easily found in the town center, while some of the more luxurious options are set farther out in secluded spots reachable by car or taxi. Backpacker hostels and rental apartments provide good options for those wanting to get up into the mountains, or out onto the lake to enjoy the activities.
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