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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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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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Lovely clean facilities, we camped overnight and had the pools to ourselves at 6am til 9am when staff opened up and the cafe has great choices to suit everyone, very relaxing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely clean facilities, we camped overnight and had the pools to ourselves at 6am til 9am when staff opened up and the cafe has great choices to suit everyone, very relaxing and great stay loved it alot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a powered site here on our last night in our campervan. It was great! We chucked on our bathers and relaxed in the pools for hours. It's not glamorous but the water is beautiful and all the staff were lovely. We went again in the early morning and it was heavenly (until we had to get out).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely afternoon in the pools. temperatures and various sizes to suit all in my group. staff were friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stayed here on our last night in NZ. We had been looking forward to the hot pools and weren't disappointed. The eco-trail was a highlight as well, with excellent information boards leading to the impressive Te Manaroa Spring.

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

Hi there, So pleased that we were able to make your last night in NZ special!. Yes, our Te Manaroa Spring Eco-Trail is awesome and to think that the pools are filled with 100% water directly from here is a great experience to be able to offer our visitors. Many thanks for your review, safe travels. More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stayed here in our camper van and loved it. The thermal pools are amazing, clean and the temperature is regulated which makes life easier for us swimmers. The camp facilities are great and the pools were delightful.

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

Hi there, Thanks so much for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Staying overnight with us really does make for a lovely experience, and almost certainly guarantees an amazing nights sleep after soaking until 8.30- 9.00pm. Also, we work hard to ensure that all aspects of our complex is clean and tidy for our visitors so lovely... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a clean, relaxing place to enjoy an afternoon. It is quiet, a short drive out of Rotorua and well worth the detour.

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

So pleased that you found us!. More 

Hamilton
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

These pools offer a great range of temperatures for all ages, a wonderful place to take a family. The pools & changing rooms looked very clean & the amenities were first-class. A wonderful tourist attraction, well worth the drive.

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

Thanks so much for your post. We do pride ourselves on being family friendly, hopefully everybody enjoyed their soak! More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had a great day triping around Rotorua, waiotapu (a must do too) and their mud pools and coloured thermal pools and looking at the sights, it was really lovely to happen upon this spot, just across the way from Waiotapu. We arrived late afternoon, got into our swimmers and we were off. We sat in the 39c pool, as... More 

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

Great to hear that you enjoyed your spa experience. Certainly a great way to end a busy tourist day! Thanks for your review. More 

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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Never experience anything like it so relaxing after along drive to get here.There are five different pools each with different degrees of heating temperature. You can stay here a day if you bought along food and drinks.

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

So pleased that you enjoyed the experience!. Thanks for your review. More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is out of town so you need a car to get here. The actual boiling water can be seen emerging into a pool on the property. The water is cooled so you can sit in different temperatures in different pools. The women changing room and showers was not great... my shower was 90% clogged by calcium deposits. However, it... More 

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

So pleased that you enjoyed your experience and many thanks for the feedback regarding the showers. As our water is natural geothermal with a high silica content managing silica build-up forms a large part of our on-going maintenance programme. It also helps makes the water lovely and soft to bathe in! More 

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