Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, Taupo

(2.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • enjoyed the walk through the thermal valley. staff at the cafe were great - kids enjoyed feeding the animals! 
  • We didn't stay here, but you can. We just popped along to get off the well worn tourist route, have lunch and relax. We ended up meeting a relaxed owner with a great sense of humour, who provided a lo...  more »
  • Greeted by free-roaming alpacas, peacocks and other birds on arrival. Entrance fee also gets you a handheld heat meter which is fun to use. The walks are laid out over a geothermal valley, some are qu...  more »
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