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Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, Taupo
Categories: Hot Springs, Nature & Parks
Relax in ancient baths as native birds flit overhead at Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, a natural thermal spa that allows you to indulge in the outdoors. Take a dip in healing waters, reputed to have smoothing effects on the skin. Test out multiple thermal pools throughout the site while watching for local wildlife, including regional bird species. Top off your visit with a homemade baked good and Devonshire tea at the onsite cafe. If you're inspired to stay longer, check out the tranquil campsite. Make Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley part of your personalized Taupo itinerary using our Taupo travel itinerary planner.
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Its as good as the pictures you see but that's it there's hardly anything you can do and it has all the natural chemical smells. I would rather advice to spend the time and money a thermal spring spa ... read more »
We had planned to go to hells gate then the poly spa in rotorua. After a tip from a local we went to wai-o-tapu valley instead. Best advice we have been given, apart from saving us hundreds of dollars... read more »
Large park with good walkways and lots of thermal activity (that one can see, hear and smell!), great for an morning or afternoon walk.
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