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Address: Waikite Valley | RD1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 333 1861
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Description: Waikite Valley Thermal Pools provides the opportunity to relax and...
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools provides the opportunity to relax and experience the pure natural geothermal waters from the Te Manaroa Spring. Facilities include The Pukeko in the Ponga Tree Cafe, a splash pool with adjoining toddlers play area, passive bathing pools, private spas, nature trail and separate changing, toilet and shower area for families. Waikite Valley Thermal Pools also offers powered and non powered campground sites.
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Really nice pools!

Pretty popular with locals as they get in cheaper with proof. Several pools of differing sizes and temps. Facilities are pretty good (changing rooms, family changing room is good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Pretty popular with locals as they get in cheaper with proof. Several pools of differing sizes and temps. Facilities are pretty good (changing rooms, family changing room is good for toddlers, lockers). Probably a bit of a drive from Rotorua (about 20-25 minutes). Water is amazing though!

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A hidden gem in the valley, that was definitely worth the drive from Rotorua to visit. We will be back again in the near future to enjoy the thermal pools. Unsure of what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Everything from the private pools to the outdoor pools.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We spent a wonderful afternoon soaking in the pools. There are several pools, all very clean and comfortable. Facility is good with lockers, changing rooms, and a cafe. It is a pleasant place to relax.

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Even though it is a bit out of town totally worth the drive. There is a short eco trail included with entry fee $15 for adults. 6 pools to choose from with varied temperature. Café a bit expensive but that's usual for these places. $2 for lockers or there are shelves or tables/benches you can leave your things on. Not... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went late evening and stayed until after dark and had a brilliant time. The pools are in a lovely outdoor setting and there are plenty of temperatures in the various pools to choose from.

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mark b, Owner at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, responded to this review

So please that you enjoyed your experience,and yes, the pools definately magic on these winters nights! More 

Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had such a good time here but please note that it was not crowded. They have awesome hot pools that are all natural from a Eco pool/Spring. Watch out it can be hot but the people pools are regulated with cooling water. This is a community owned and run and i would rather spend my money here than at... More 

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mark b, Owner at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. yes, we were originally a community built and operated facility whereby the local farming community donated resources and their labour and built the main large pool. Locals then used to meet up at night and soak the stresses of the day away! More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We walked up to the spring first- very interesting microclimate! The water comes out of the ground at 98 degrees, so has to be cooled quite a lot before entering the spa pools. We spent about an hour soaking ourselves on a showery autumn afternoon; felt wonderful afterwards! The setting is beautiful, overlooking the Waikite valley.

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mark b, Owner at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed the experience. The Te Manaroa Spring eco-trail does have a micro-climate all of it's own, complete with plant species that are only known to exist here! More 

Tauranga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Good family outing but a long way out of Rotorua. Cafe with limited variety of food for purchase. Warm spring water.

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mark b, Front Office Manager at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Went on wednesday 27th May 2015... Havent been there for 18 years... And has improved alot with more pools.. And it soooo nice and hot... Enjoyed my time back there.. Prices are affordable, staff explained how hot each pool was which was great & showed us where everything was... What a pity its sooo far out or i would go... More 

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mark b, General Manager at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, responded to this review

Hi there. Yes we are 20 minutes south of Rotorua, but a lovely drive out through the Waikite Valley makes it worthwhile! More 

Keller, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great spot to check out the hot springs coming from the actual underground source, and feeding the multiple pools. The pools have different temps, so you can choose based on individual comfort. Lockers and food add to the fun of hanging out for a while.

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mark b, Front Office Manager at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! More 

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Address: Address: Waikite Valley | RD1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 333 1861
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua

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