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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

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Address: Waikite Valley | RD1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 333 1861
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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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Relax in Tranquility

We visited Waikite Valley Thermal Pools on our drive from Rotorua to Taupo and it was there perfect stop off. Super relaxing environment and not crowded at all. We did the private... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Waikite Valley Thermal Pools on our drive from Rotorua to Taupo and it was there perfect stop off. Super relaxing environment and not crowded at all. We did the private pool at the start then went into the other public pools. I highly recommend the private pool just for the relaxing factor. They have a little cafe on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful pools in a charming quiet countryside, about 20 km from Rotorua and straight in front of the great geyser to be visited. I have to confess, I truly thought: "why didn't Friday enjoy some spa moments in his journey, near to the Shire as this spot is?"

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Perth, Australia
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended the Waikite Valley pools as an alternative to those in town by the local iSite. I am not sure what I was expecting. It was just a series of hot pools, one somewhat larger the the others, in a basic garden setting. Those closest to the source at the top end of the valley were naturally hotter... More 

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Katherine, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there over two nights in mid January of 2016. Very friendly staff, beautiful campground right next to a steaming hot river, and a large selection of well-maintained and clean hot pools. A short but spectacular walk along the hot river culminating in a boiling pool and a mini-geyser of hot spring water spouting up from under the ground. Staff... More 

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exuma
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Away from the more commercialised town pools this is a quiet countryside location. Swimming and soaking pools + private cabins to rent for 40 minutes a session. Well worth a trip through some lovely countryside about 30 minutes from Rotagua

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Thank bahamasbliss
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here only one night but had a very nice stay on the campground. The different hot pools were amazing, we loved it. Showers clean. We did not use the kitchen or laundry. There is no restaurant close to the campground. Campground restaurants offers burgers, Fish and chips etc.

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Wellington
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We last visited here 4 years ago & knowing it was a lovely relaxing but not over crowded pool we decided to come back. We drove from Papamoa Beach so an hour & a half drive but was worth it. It was busier than last time we visited but that was Easter time yet even in summer it was still... More 

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

Thanks for your most complimentary review. See you next time! More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's less crowded than most thermal pools, very relaxing, and a great price. You should definitely go if you're in the area

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our complex. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here recently to enjoy a longer drive and avoid the crowds at pools closer to Rotorua. The staff were okay. I enjoyed most of the pools however, the overall place lacked a natural feel compared to the beautiful environment it's set in. I thought the little waterway upon entry and all the round rocks set in exposed concrete... More 

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mark b, Director of Sales at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to post a review. More 

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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited second time here after long trip. It was very dirty spa water such as many many insects in water and spa were not hot enough and shower water pressure was too low! Must improve that otherwise, will not go back!

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mark b, Director of Sales at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, responded to this review

Thankyou for your feedback. In regards to your comments regarding the insects, indeed we are open air pools and as such it is not an option to eradicate insects from the area.Furthermore, our pools do range in temperatures of between 35 and 41 degrees, we do find most people find these temperatures most suitable. Hotter/ colder temperatures can be obtained... More 

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