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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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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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hot...and fun

there are really cool pools including -soaking pool -garden pool -2 tubs -a big pool -pergola pool -a water walk showing hot rivers it was really fun bathing in these pools as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

there are really cool pools including -soaking pool -garden pool -2 tubs -a big pool -pergola pool -a water walk showing hot rivers it was really fun bathing in these pools as well as going on the walk.Here is also some tips if you are going to go tip:bring cold water because you will need it tip:really helpful to bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was originally planning to go to the Polynesian Pools until we were recommended to take a drive and try Waikite. So glad we did! 30 min drive - Nestled in a valley - very authentic and very well priced for a family with two kids that want a mixture of a pool suitable for playing in and some thermal pools... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you hate crowded over priced hot pools in Rotorua then visit this place. About 30 mins drive out of Rotorua on the way to Taupo. 6 pools to choose from lovely cafe and friendly staff. Would recommend a visit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were recommended by the host of our accommodation to this lovely place for a hot pool. 6 of us enjoyed it so much. Priced very reasonable, we went two days in a row. My favorite one being the small pool in the corner where you can see the bush view.

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Thank Lexi0311
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just love mineral pools so this was a must-do when we discovered it. A range of pools to select from with different temperatures. Your skin has that lovely mineral-feel to it after the soak. They have lockers for valuables. Would definitely go back.

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1 Thank cupie3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My brother to me .Fancy a soak in Thermal pools. Ok Do as the locals do . Swimming costume and towel in hand we arrived at what can only be described as A steamy haven . Waikite Valley Thermal pools is just that . Very warm clean and so nice it forms its own low lying cloud as the steam... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here because it was close to Wai-o-Tapu and open late so we could jet on over before going back to town. It was really easy to find which was great since it's on a side road. We had no problems checking in, and were given a bit of information about the place. We just did the regular package... More 

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Thank kmerke
Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us from 2yrs to 49yrs stopped here for 3 hours today. All had a good soak, and bought a hearty n healthy lunch. I must say this facility is a rare combination of really clean hot water, no crowds (even tho school hols and a fab weather day), and plenty of choices of soak or activity nooks. 2yr... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 3rd visit, we love coming here. There is a pool for every type of person as they all vary in temperature. Don't miss the 5 minute walk to hot springs which as the source of the hot water.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently spent the afternoon at the waikite thermal spa and our kids loved it as did the multitude of children there. My only grievance was despite the signage advertising no balls in the pool, there were young boys literally whipping tennis balls (against that sign) so our young children were relegated to the other part of the part pool.... More 

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