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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley | RD1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
07 333 1861
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Ranked #7 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, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited these thermal pools on the recommendation of our motel and were very pleased we did! We were a little unsure whether our children (8, 6 and 3) would enjoy it, especially as it was a reasonably cold winter's day, but they loved it! There is a large family pool, which is kept at 35-38 degrees as well as... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The pools were lovely and hot, which was perfect after we had been outside all day in the cold. We bought our toddler with us and she loved it. There were heaps of children in the large pool that were making lots of noise so i would suggest the private section (extra cost) if you wanted some privacy or a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Waikite Valley Thermal pools were recommended to us by staff at the lodge we were staying in as being the best in the area if not the best on the north island. She was absolutely right! They are just wonderful, incredibly clean (all the water is totally changed every evening. It was sooo fantastic to be soaking in a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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