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Address: 76 Napier-Taupo Rd | SH 5, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-378 8559
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Living Waters Spa at Taupo DeBretts. A Volcanic Spa Experience. Relax...

Living Waters Spa at Taupo DeBretts. A Volcanic Spa Experience. Relax your body and soothe your soul in the tranquil world of this unique spa experience. This is where the healing mineral waters of DeBretts Hot Springs combine with therapeutic massage and luxurious body treatments to leave you feeling amazingly relaxed and rejuvenated.Each treatment starts with a soak in the therapuetic warm waters at Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs. Then, enjoy a unique New Zealand treatment including relaxation massage, Hot Stone Massage, Warm Thermal Mud Wrap or wondrous facial. Rejuvenating Facials and other body and beauty treatments make this a spa experience you will not soon forget.

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Facilities great but expensive day out for a big family!

Overall great relaxing pools! Very **expensive** we were a family of 7 (4 adults/2 students and 1 6yrs cost over $100) and price excluded hydro-slides. However; for smaller... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall great relaxing pools! Very **expensive** we were a family of 7 (4 adults/2 students and 1 6yrs cost over $100) and price excluded hydro-slides. However; for smaller families/couples I would see DeBretts as reasonably good value for money! Only inconvenience one staff member older lady(short hair) was quite rude and abrupt, other staff member was lovely!

Thank HKing2013
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the highlights of our holiday! Admission price includes a 40 minute session in our of their private spa rooms, all day pass (come and go as often you as you like that day), and access to several pools and spas of varying degrees. The water is nice and hot, and the little extras like underfloor heating in the... More 

Thank fionam1990
Albuquerque New Mexico
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118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First visit in 8 years- changing sheds now have underfloor heating which is wonderful!!!! Two large thermal pools and three slides. Lovely location and a great place to soak weary bones after hiking etc. Highly recommend.

Thank gladys3152
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best pools in NZ! We enjoyed every second of it and the slides are just so awesome! Highly recommended for all ages.

Thank gift1991
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82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was expecting the hot spa access to be free or at a very reduced price (ie under $10) for campers booking in as it was out of season in October. However, the fee to get into the spa was slightly lower if one booked into camp for the night, otherwise full price $22 p/p. As we felt like a spa... More 

Thank seeknfind
DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Hi seeknfind, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Taupo Hot Springs. Pool admission includes entry to all our outdoor pools, 12 indoor private pools (each with varying temperatures) and the interactive warm water playground and is an all day pass....return as often as you like until 9.30pm. If you shop around you'll actually find our... More 

Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kids loved the warm waterslides. They had a ball going down the 3 different slides and swimming around in the different pools. We paid the extra $7 per person to ride the slides, as the kids love waterslides, and it was well worth it. We supervised from the thermal pool nearby. It was very quiet the day we went,... More 

Thank jenni216
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41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my daughter to the pools after a long day of BMX'ing. A bit pricey but considering we spent 2 hours there it was well worth it!

Thank Jason E
Brisbane Aus
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153 reviews
67 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the hot water pools recently. It was mid week so it was not very crowded. There are a number of pools of varying temperatures, some small water slides and 12 private pools. We did not have a towel so hired one ( $15 with $10 returned when you hand back the towel.) We spent 90 mins enjoying the... More 

Thank BuckBrisbaneAus
Napier, New Zealand
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65 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With several pools to choose from, this establishment takes advantage of the thermal activity to warm up the water. The cool pool is safe to put your head under, but it is suggested that you don't put your head under the other pools. The hottest pools are the nicest to go to relax especially when it is raining. The kids... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place with lots to do, we went in winter and the place was pretty busy. Lots of pools to choose from. Be prepared for a small walk from the carpark

Thank nzgino

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