Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, Taupo
(2.5/5 based on 240+ 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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  • About a klm off the road just past the Huka Falls turnoff going out of Taupo towards Rotorua – small camping site out front - a café (expensive) cum reception and gift shop is the entrance to the walk...  more »
  • Yellowstone outshines this destination 100 fold. basically hot mud holes with a nice walk. A couple of pretty steam vents. not worth the money, but o.k. if you have the time. 
  • Very disappointed. Not much of thermal activity as described. Pictures are all hyped and not the reality. Not worth the admission fee. We were able to see Alpaca and Peacocks in front of the valley. 
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