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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley | Rd1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-333 1861
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Thermal Pools in a nice Country setting

We started in a private pool in which you could control the temperature, then went in all the other... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew W
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Auckland, New Zealand
Thermal Pool

Two of the four ladies that were on the trip visited Waikite Thermal Pools. It was a great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jeniesaj
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Dallas, United States
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“eco trail” (52 reviews)
“private pool” (84 reviews)
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Waikite Valley | Rd1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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+64 7-333 1861
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started in a private pool in which you could control the temperature, then went in all the other pools, there is a good selection at varying temperatures. Also there weren't the crowds that you have in Rotorua. Definitely worth the drive from Rotorua (about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of the four ladies that were on the trip visited Waikite Thermal Pools. It was a great experience. There were six pools we could visit ranging from 32 to 42 degrees Celsius. There were public and private pools (we opted for the public pools...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the setting quite lovely with a choice of pools to soak in. Also enjoyed the ECO walk - which is included in admittance price. A steady flow of customers. It would have been nice to have a tepid pool to cool off in,...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely hot pools, up to 39 Celsius! Multiple pools to choose from with varying temperatures. Free entry to the pool if you're staying the night at the holiday park in a campervan. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We didn't swim in the pools but they looked very inviting in a pretty valley setting. off the main tourist route , so you can enjoy the quiet.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

A place to take the family. A little pricey but if you love thermal pools then worth it. There use to be barbecues and on the day of the visit they didn't have any barbecues. I miss that we can't cook our food and have...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

There were many different pools with varying temperatures. We like that the pools were outside. Pools and facility was clean.

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

My husband and I visited the Thermal Pools in April on a drizzling rainy day and got a private deluxe spa suite for half an hour. Sulphur pool was amazing on this rainy day overlooking the lake. What a great experience.

Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

My girlfriend and I came here. It was so relaxing. I loved all the different pools. The walk to the spring was also very interesting.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Half way between Rotorua and Taupo is this small but friendly hot pools. It is great for relaxing especially after the marathon. Definitely worth the drive.

Thank Gail Linda N
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farmgurl13
October 13, 2017|
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Response from Alysha P | Reviewed this property |
The season pass includes the use of all there spas except the private spas
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Rose H
July 6, 2017|
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Response from WVTPManager | Property representative |
Hi there if you pay for the private pool or spa plus this also gives you access to the other public pools and Eco trail
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julieteng
February 20, 2017|
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Response from 87,181 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie The facility is open every day except Christmas from 10 am. I don't recall the exact price, but think it was something like $25-30 per adult for general admission. It's about 30 minutes from Rotorua
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