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We heard about this place from locals, so had to have a look. It’s a nice walk down to the river... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Forster, Australia
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Wish we'd brought our togs

The Thermal Park on the side of the Waikato River was a revelation. It is beautifully landscaped... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Locals smoking canabis amd drinling alkohol there.... It is full of youg people...bit for free it's ok

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We heard about this place from locals, so had to have a look. It’s a nice walk down to the river and when we got there it was crammed full of young adults mainly, lounging about in the hot spring a mild party atmosphere with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Thermal Park on the side of the Waikato River was a revelation. It is beautifully landscaped with places for picnicking, swimming, changing and sunbathing. This is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We were a bit concerned when we heard things were going to be changed at the thermal park but we have been very impressed with the result. It's now a beautiful area which we hope will be treasured by everyone who uses it. Visitors and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

There are change rooms right next to hot spring so it is easy to get ready for a warm "bath" without having to worry about getting cold walking back to the car park.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

It is very nice to soak in hot water in a completely natural settings . Water is so warm and beautiful rocky settings . 45 minute walk from Taupo center . Or a few minutes drive , parking, toilet and change room . No charge...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Easy to get to through a lovely park, they are building changing facilities at the minute but even with that there we had a lovely time. The water is like a bath, so clear and hot! There are a number of pools following the stream...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Adventure810645
Reviewed July 17, 2018

An amazing walk from Huka Falls to the Spa. It bucketed down raining the day we were there and its a long walk but worth it. We were drenched when we got to the spa and it was full of people from all over the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank p c
Reviewed July 13, 2018

This attraction is free. It is on the way from Taupo town to Huka Falls. Wear your swimsuit before coming to this place since there is no adequate place to change your clothes. Spa itself is really warm enough to relax muscles.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

Lovely little hot stream running into the Waikato river,We travelled June 2018 and the council were building changing rooms next to the stream,Handy as its a 350 metre walk from the car, Loved it!

Date of experience: June 2018
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April 17, 2016|
Response from Karlos F |
June here is mid Winter, Granted Nz has a very Mild Winter.. Making this place perfect for a dip
April 17, 2016|
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Response from BavarianAdventuress | Reviewed this property |
...but the water will still be warm :)