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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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Relaxing afternoon

Great place to have a break from travelling and relax in thermal waters. Cheaper than other places in Rotorua and with a nice low key atmosphere and pretty surrounds. One... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to have a break from travelling and relax in thermal waters. Cheaper than other places in Rotorua and with a nice low key atmosphere and pretty surrounds. One suggestion is that it would be nice to have a cool or plunge pool - we were there on a hot day and it would have been nice to have... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On the day we visited, there was hardly anyone here, and we thoroughly enjoyed spending time in the various pools. Change rooms are basic, but clean. You can choose your temperature, and spend time in sunny pools or shady. Be sure to take a walk around the property to see the source stream, and read some of the interesting informational... More 

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Thank Terri H
Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a rule locals do not generally take advantage of all the local attractions. This place however see us taking the trip out there at least six times a year. Safe for the kids while also having pools that can be more private. Clean and people onboard checking the water temp. The water is changed every day so your muscles... More 

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Thank langdonnz
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a must go too if you are in Rotorua. Not far from the town centre. They have 10 pools with different temperatures.

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Thank Jyotika S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very cheap and great for relaxing. Much cheaper than Polynesian spa. It is over the road from Wai-o-Tapu thermal wonderland. Perhaps go the thermal area in the morning and then relax afterwards at the pools?

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Thank TheTravellingSaffa
Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a firm favourite, summer or winter. Water is crystal clear and as hot as you want it - just move closer to where almost-boiling water comes over a little waterfall into the pool. Large cooler pool for children. Nachos and coffee are very goid. Friendly service. Annual pass is great value if you can come more than once... More 

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Marlborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brilliant surreal experience here. The bubbling mud needs to be seen to be believed and definitely a one off! The hot pools are surreal but we had a soak and chatted with other visitors - very social chatting to people from all over the world whilst sitting the bath! I wouldn't recommend this for small children or pregnant ladies as... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hadn't visited for 40 years! Still there and still great - for all ages. loved the pogoda pool the best! great food at the cafe - especially the calamari salad - generous serving! I'll be back!

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Thank Ruth G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we stopped in here. No crowds, no buses, clean and quite. The water was awesome , and being able to walk along the eco trail to view the water pouring out of the ground was truly amazing. We will be returning to this little gem in the future. I highly recommend visiting this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderfully relaxing time at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. I would highly recommend going early at 10:00 when they first open before it gets crowded. Amazing water and scenery. Be sure to take the very short walk to the water source!

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