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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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love coming to these Thermal pools. Not over crowded and very relaxing! Great value for money. Well worth the drive!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

love coming to these Thermal pools. Not over crowded and very relaxing! Great value for money. Well worth the drive!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

These were lovely to soak in, really relaxing, especially after having done a long walk that morning. There a quite a few different temperature pools, and it wasn't too crowded when we went. A nice alternative if you want to avoid the more touristy places.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

There are different temps in almost all the pools making it a very enjoyable experience. The swimming pool is at the perfect temp to swim in. I love a pretty hot water temp to soak in and these thermal pool didn't disappoint. My husband found a cooler one more to his liking. There is a pool perfect for you. I... More 

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We have visited Taupo eight times and were running out of 'touristy' things to do when we came across a leaflet at the Tourist Information Centre. We visited these pools and spent a most relaxing morning, dipping in and out of the different temperatures in the pools. The changing rooms were very clean and there are lockers (small charge) to... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very clean, relaxing and enjoyable to sit for as long as jou need or wanted in the warm, relaxing water!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went for the private spa option, which was lovely. Very relaxing experience. Main pool is just like a public swimming bath but there are also relaxing spas that everyone can use. Food in cafe was good - bring your own towel to save $5 each. Make sure you follow the scenic trail after your swim to see the amazing hot... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was our second visit this trip to NZ, we enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and after a long day hiking it is the best place to sit and soak. The pools are a variety of temperatures, something for everyone. All the staff were helpful and friendly. We enjoyed a quick snack from the café also.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great way to see the pools, all different. Nice café, friendly staff. Easy to walk around at your own pace, beautiful colours and explanation at each point

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Poor service by the "Team Leader/Manager" Donna. She was very rude to most clientele bar the people she was friends with (perhaps a bad day??). The facilities were pretty dirty. The pools were relaxing and free if you camp there. I'm sure there is better value elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

We came here after a day hiking and was great place to end our day. The pools are good temperature and some have an over hang to help with blocking out the sun. Take time to do the short trail to go up and see the bubbling hot source of their water. Great thing to check out there on top... More 

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