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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley | RD1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
07 333 1861
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Ranked #6 of 45 Attractions in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Owner description: Waikite Valley Thermal Pools provides the opportunity to relax and experience the pure natural geothermal waters from the Te Manaroa Spring.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Our family stayed in the little campground which forms part of the complex. We so enjoyed the pools and especially the eco walk which lead to the Manaroa Hot spring. Really amazing to see the source of the steaming river, this beautiful blue water bubbling and steaming right out of the ground!! Pools a great temp for long soaks and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I went in the middle of the day and had the entire place to myself for most of the time I was there. There are a number of pools available, some for swimming, some for relaxing. Not as fancy as some other spa' pols you may see around but in fact this made me like it more. Loved the pools... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great place - clean facilities, clean pools, lovely and warm. Surrounded by bush and steam from the nearby river and hot springs. We visited as a family after a mountain bike ride - there were no complaints from anyone, with a range of pools to relax in, including cooler plunge pools. There is also an eco-trail to walk along, going... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited as a family and had a private pool to begin our relaxation journey but to be honest it wasn't required as all of the pools were lovely and with plenty of room to lie out and relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Lovely low key thermal outdoor hot pools about a 25 minute drive outside Rotorua. As these are where the locals tend to go they are far more reasonably priced than others. There is a café on site. Pools are in the middle of the country side so you can soak in the steam while admiring the surrounding farmland. Very peaceful... More

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I come to the pools on a semi regular basis as they are good value for money and the water is very clear and clean. With a large pool for active bathing and several for passive means you can just sit and relax. It is nice at night been able to see the stars while soaking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Having been to the Polynesian pools in Rotorua a few times we thought we would try Waitke, it was a good deciscion. The pools are fantastic and sit in a beautiful country enviroment. They are clean and good value for money. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We will certainly be back when we are down that way again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We are on our honeymoon trip and arrived in Rotorua yesterday. We visited the thermal spa for the afternoon after having it recommended to us by a local. It took about half an hour to drive from our motel and it was definitely worth it. We spent 40 minutes in the private pool which was bliss! A good selection of... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I come here at least monthly being a local. I love it so much! Perfect for relaxation. more than one option for spa/pool and also temperature.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After reading through the reviews on here I decided to head to this one rather than the one at Rotorua which was double the price. We have been to a number of hot pools throughout NZ- Hanmer, Tekapo and various NI ones but these hot pools are something different. So quiet and peaceful and most times we were the only... More

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