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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 44 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A beautiful, quiet location, and a small size thermal facility. The thermal activity around it is interesting, as is the history behind it- was built by the local community. We booked a private pool; it had a peaceful rural outlook, and a lovely pool. We were able to control the hot and cold water flow into it. Our first visit.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Our family has done most of the hot pools in the North and South Island and can definitely say that the Waikite Thermal Pools are the best. Reasonably priced, clean and the real thing. The only con is getting there, the roads are not lit at all and driving back at night can be a little scary. Especially when you... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Awesome day here..... Pools were lovely and hot and the service in the cafe was amazing. Had a very sore knee when I went in but after soaking for a few hours my knee felt the best it had in weeks!

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Clean pools that are worth the drive. Varied temperature pools that should suit everyone. A cafe on site as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Love love loved this gorgeous place! Beautiful surroundings. Good prices to get in. Relaxed and enjoyable visit. Highly recommend!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

nicest, most relaxed, and not totally 'touristy' of the Rotorua thermal pools - well worth the 20min drive out of Rotorua. Priced a little steeply but has group discount that my school trip of 40 could get.

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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited on a cold night and paid the reasonable admission fee. I was excited to see a variety of pools. We started with the biggest but it was simply not warm enough, probably only around 36 degrees. We proceeded to test out the other pools and noticed no improvement. We then found the pool closer to the water source... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I think the best hotpools in this part of the north island. Reasonably priced. Nice natural bush setting and lots of character. Recommended.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Lovely hot pools in natural outdoor setting. Variety of pools of different temperatures - so something to suit everyone. Helpful staff & reasonably priced. About 20 minutes from Rotorua township, do not take the first signposted turn to Waikite Valley - but stay on SH5 and take the second turn - much more direct route. Well worth a visit.

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Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

fabulous experience and just what I needed after a wet and rainy day travelling. I hadn't realised the pools and campsite were combined so to have free use of the pools whilst camping was wonderful, especially the early morning opening. It was lovely to have different temperature pools too and a cafe to get something to eat whilst looking out... More

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