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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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I am surprised that many New Zealanders do not know of this amazing spa. People from overseas countries take advantage of these therapeutic waters. When you do visit, remember... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
elma g. w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am surprised that many New Zealanders do not know of this amazing spa. People from overseas countries take advantage of these therapeutic waters. When you do visit, remember to,take the 5 minute walk to see the source of the Spring which is the largest source of boiling water in N.Z.

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Thank elma g. w
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Handy to Wai-o-Tapu for a post walk soak. Good for kids. A selection of pools to try. Friendly staff and adequate changing facilities.

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Thank FinneTraveller
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very tranquil setting, clean, so natural and very well priced. The private pool is a nice option. Nice to walk up to the source spring little lake and see mother nature as it best. Where else in the world can you do this?

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Thank Sels_missing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very reasonably priced, a short drive from Rotorua and your at this hidden little gem. Private pools available, didn't need to pre book. Enjoyed a 45 minute soak in a private pool, then can use the rest of the facility. Excellent value. You can take a short 10 minute walk up the guided track to view the source of their... More 

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Thank Debra D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best decision we made was to go to this gem of a Spa after the Waiatapu Thermal park experience and walk. This place just made our day after the 80 minute walk at the thermal park. The staff are friendly like most of New Zealand and prices are decent especially when compared the the really commercial hot spa in Rotorua... More 

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

This place was incredible. I came for the first time over the weekend and the weather was really poop, but that doesn't matter, you're in a pool already wet right?! The atmosphere was great, it was relaxed and friendly even though it was super busy! We also got the package that included the private spa, it was so worth it.... More 

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Thank HulkyNeets
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to kick back with friends, use the adult area or enjoy fun with the kids in the family area. Bring your own picnic or buy from the shop. Nice walk around the pool surrounds also.

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Thank annieck2016
Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a family group late on a Saturday afternoon, after a busy day sight seeing in Rotorua. The place was really busy with what seemed to be both locals and tourists. That said there was still plenty of room with a variety of hot pools to choose from. The facilities were good, with everything you need. We had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While campervans aren't for everyone, there are times when traveling in one had its advantages. And this place is one of those times. It cost $25 per person to stay overnight, but included in that price was full unrestricted access to the hot pools. Given that's usually around the $16 mark, it makes the cost of a stay-over very cheap... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waikite Valley hot pools really are something special. Being a rotorua local I have been many times in the last but each time it keeps getting better! Really affordable for families, much cheaper than other options (like the Polynesian spas) and such a better experience! The pools are super clean and are drained daily and the spas are so lovely.... More 

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