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Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve

Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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Ranked #18 of 43 Activities in Taupo
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Geologic Formations
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visited the Thermal Pools on the way to the nearby Huka Falls and thought I would only be there for an hour max. But time flew and I ended up there for over three hours! Spoke to other travellers and locals who taught us about the mud rocks and foot scrubbing rocks. Had a great day and was all for... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Woke up early so we could attempt to get the thermal pools to ourselves for an hour or so as part of our anniversary; and weren't we just lucky! Not only did we get them for ourselves for an hour and a half, but we had THE BEST weather - very misty, frosty and super calm [no wind, yay!], so... More

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Thornton, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is great because it's just a local park, and you bring your swim suit, strip and jump in! Water is very warm, waterfalls very relaxing, and also a great place to mingle and meet locals and travelers alike. Only thing is being free, it's also very popular, so you might have to fight for a spot. But the best... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

You can enjoy the place and thermal spa for free great location and a good timepass. It has good hot water pools to have fun in.

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Hue, Vietnam
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We visited this this evening and it was really cool. The thermal pool by the river is pretty awesome. Its so warm but there are varying sections of warmth to choose from. Its like the only free thermal water area around taupo.

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I researched this place before our trip but didn't know exactly where it was. The lady at the front desk of our hotel wasn't sure either and said it could be one of two locations. We found it eventually down Spa Road. You park at the top of a hill and walk down the slope to the river. I didn't... More

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Sydney
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

It was sooooo good ... Free!!! I went on a warm and sunny winter day. It wasnt cold at all. Just right. So refreshing~

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Sydney
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21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This was one of my favourite places in Taupo. I had read about this and must admit to being a bit apprehensive about impinging on the locals turf but nobody seemed to care and there were plenty of backpackers there also enjoying the spot.There is no better way to spend a lazy hour or two than soaking in the waters... More

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Köln, Deutschland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Absolutely great! The natural spring is awsome and very realxing! You can pick the temperature by changing the location.. The higher, the hotter! Go when it gets dark and watch the stars while soaking in the warm/hot water... Also a really good place to go when it rains!!!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

The most beautiful spot. A thermal stream meets the river about 10 minutes walk from the car park. Pick your own temperature by going closer or further from the water falls. Have a few beers in the water and meet some locals or other visitors. Lovely! And free!

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