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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

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Address: Waikite Valley | RD1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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+64 7-333 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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A lovely relaxing way to spend a couple of hours! There are 6 pools of varying temperatures, the majority are child free so if like us you are a group of adults it was lovely and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Karen W
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north east
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely relaxing way to spend a couple of hours! There are 6 pools of varying temperatures, the majority are child free so if like us you are a group of adults it was lovely and quiet. Children are allowed in the main pool which was lovely.

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Thank Karen W
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The thermal pools are a nice experience where visitors can enjoy the different water temperatures in a quite relaxed atmosphere. However, the highlight is the natural boiling water spring - a truly mesmerising spectacle which is observed from a viewing platform directly next to the spring. The walk to and from the spring allows you to see the hot water... More 

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Thank Glyn F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

About 6 pools to choose from, so you can easily find the one that suits you! Varying in size and temperature. Even though it was busy we didn't feel crowded, it actually meant we had some interesting conversations with other visitors. Fabulous facility, no smells, showers and lockers. A must do, allow a good hour to have a relaxing soak!

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Thank Wendy B
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been coming here since I was a baby and I love it each time! We always arrive just before the kitchen closes for dinner then jump into the water, which is always the perfect temperature. Fantastic place, kind staff. Will always come back!

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Thank Amelia2407
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. The powered sites are a little uneven, but the facilities are good. A choice of hot spa pools to soak away the aches and pains or stress. Take a short walk to the Spring which rises at a constant 98 degrees C.

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Thank David T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mostly well maintained and reasonably priced. We got lucky and caught a day when it wasn't busy. A fair selection of different temperatures and different environments (covered or uncovered). Only mis-step was a pool where the floating hair and other gunk from other people grossed out my wife.

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Thank 87181
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I have been out a lot from Rotorua to this amazing and beautiful sanctuary even for birthdays but this time my partner and I come out for a private spa plus all I can say is WOW!!!! Amazing perfect setting for a perfect night water was lovely privacy was awesome and well worth the money. Being able... More 

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Thank Samantha T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here after our visit to wai o tapu, and we are so glad we did. Throughly enjoyed a nice relaxing afternoon at the hot pools. Beautiful scenery and so peaceful. Cost us $16 each. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just 6kms from Wai o Tapu thermal wonderland so would suggest doing both in the same day. General entry gives you access to 6 pools with varying temperatures. It was fantastic and very therapeutic. Would highly recommend.

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Thank tenby50
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose to head to Waikite as it was cheaper than alternatives. However, after the 30 minute drive I was disappointed by the facilities. It felt a little run down, and I wondered if the pools were a little under their listed temperatures. I think next time I might just pay the extra for ones in Rotorua itself.

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