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“Brilliant !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
Waikite Valley | RD1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
07 333 1861
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Ranked #11 of 66 things to do in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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“Brilliant !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Stunning location , relaxing , not too busy on a Sunday morning , highly recommended for a soak ! Value for money , recommended

Visited November 2013
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“Great to visit even if you don't want to use the pools”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Found this attraction entirely by accident as we drove around the Rotorua area. We didn't have our swimwear with us (though you can borrow them on site) and didn't really want a dip but the NZ$3 charge for a walk around their eco-trail was well worth the money. Detailed signs told you all about the springs and the river which they feed, as well as the construction work to feed the thermal pools there.

Visited October 2013
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Hamilton
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“Really enjoyed the experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I really enjoyed my visit to these wonderful hot pools. There are six pools available on the standard entry and they are all hot. There is one pool that is much hotter than the others, and it was just wonderful. There is also a short eco walk that you can do. Had a great soak in all the pools. The facilities are clean and tidy, and there is a good shower available in the changing rooms. There is food and drink available for purchase. The staff were friendly and helpful. Parking was at a premium on the day I went. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Visited October 2013
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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“Nice hot thermal pools”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Wow, always worth a visit to nice hot thermal pools. Something to look forward to at the end of a hard day or week. You cant visit Rotorua without visiting these thermal pools. Be careful with your camera equipment so that it doesnt get damaged. You always know when you reach Rotoroa due to the thermal geysers particular smell.

Visited September 2013
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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

We researched the thermal pools in the area and decided to have a private pool here, it was awesome. In your private pool there was a shower next to your tub. The pools were less touristy then others in the area but this was a plus for us. The staff were really helpful and the Eco walk was also good. Plenty of parking and clean but basic changing rooms.

Visited October 2013
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