Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, Taupo

3.5
#6 of 7 in Nature in Taupo
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. To visit Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley on your holiday in Taupo, and find out what else Taupo has to offer, use our Taupo trip planning website .
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  • Loved this little camp site. Loads of chicken, ducks and random birds knocking around with three Alpacas, sheep and goats as well! The campsite seems a little bit stuck in the past and the facilities ...  more »
  • Great atmosphere, lots of well behaved animals everywhere, the owner was very nice and helpful with great sense of humour. The walk through the thermal valley was brilliant. Loved every minute of it.  more »
  • This place was a lot of fun to go to! The man that runs it was so nice and the animals on the property were a lot of fun as well! It costs $10 a person but you get a map of the area and a thermostat t...  more »
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  • We popped in as were driving by and I was pleasantly surprised! This place was beautiful, the guys working were fun to chat with and my flat white was delicious. One of my other favorite things about the place were all the free range chickens, peacocks, Guinea hens and alpacas.
  • This was a spontaneous destination for me on our second day in New Zealand from Australia. I'm so glad we came here, the thermal valleys were amazing and the landscapes were incredible. If I have the chance I will definitely be coming back. As a tourist this was an absolute highlight and I highly recommend it to everyone!
  • I didn't plan It, but we saw a sign for camping. The location was perfect for exploring all of the Taupo area. We ended up staying for 3 nights and getting to know the friendly owners. Our kids loved all the baby hens and other free ranging animals wondering around. I plan to come back to this place.
  • Many free roaming animals and the owner is very friendly. A city person like me enjoyed playing with these animals who are not afraid of humans at all.
  • Interesting place... lots of animals to see and feed like rabbits, llamas, goats, chickens and peacocks. The walk is nice to, great scenery and geothermal activity. The track is know know for for prams or elderly though.

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