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Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve

Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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Beautiful Fun

Fantastic place for kids to play with so many different things they can do. The large "tree house... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2017
Melody P
Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand
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Free Natural Thermal Pools

This was a quick walk from Taupo and a fun place to hang out with friends and meet backpackers. It... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2016
New Zealand
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“hot water” (27 reviews)
“waikato river” (22 reviews)
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Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place for kids to play with so many different things they can do. The large "tree house" is great. Flying fox, gym equipment, sand playground, place for biking and skate boarding, walks gore and even a hot waterfall! Everything is here. picnic tables and...More

1  Thank Melody P
Reviewed December 27, 2016

This was a quick walk from Taupo and a fun place to hang out with friends and meet backpackers. It was really crowded when we went, but that added to the fun place for young travelers to meet up.

Thank JiriLyndsy
Reviewed December 2, 2016

We visited the Thermal pools only in a cool misty October day. They were wonderful, not very busy, and the pools were warm and inviting. We didn't have time to walk around the reserve and I would say that the pools are more of an...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed November 23, 2016

great for all the family.The park Playground is fabulous for all the young ones,A large platform to climb with slides, climbing ropes ,firemans pole,sandpit,swings.Theres a teenage excersice area,and a great flying fox.A skatepark and lots of walks through the bush.A fabulous hot water stream you...More

2  Thank Maryanne26
Reviewed November 18, 2016

If you are travelling around New Zealand's North Island you will see a lot of signs for thermal spas dotted here and there. The majority are quite costly and will set you back at least $25NZD. Before you go and pay for a thermal spa...More

2  Thank Trfskinner1
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Beautiful, 2 small pools, higher hotter than lower. in stream running into main river. Free. In public park. Easy parking. Go early in camper van, have breakfast in car park, go to pools. Be careful of main river - very strong currents, people have drowned.

Thank HTFU
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Free walks, stunning views, free hot pools (be sure to come early, as the space is limited!). Just like another reality or the lost world. I would also recommend walking all the way to Huka Falls.

1  Thank Natalia S
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Beautiful park and lovely hot pools. Very popular though and so can be hard to get into. Good playground there as well. You can walk to Huka falls from here.

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Spend an afternoon at the spa thermal park with my husband, it was our 17 wedding anniversary, just relaxed and enjoy

Thank 758desireea
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Surprisingly fun and free. My tween and teen children loved it. For a bit of extra fun jump between the rock pool closest to the river and the cold Waikato river.

Thank Tennille S
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What is the weather like there in June?
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
What is this like in June?
April 17, 2016|
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Response from BavarianAdventuress | Reviewed this property |
...but the water will still be warm :)