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Closest thermal areas?

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Closest thermal areas?

We are arriving in Tauranga Port for a day. We will hire a mini-van, just need help working out a route.

We have booked the Forest ziplines tour at 12.00 - 3pm so need to be in Rotorua then.

Some in the group would like to go to the Polynesian Spa, others to see a geothermic area.

If we pick up the car at 9, maybe drop people at the Polynesian spa at 10, will there be enough time to go to a geothermal area, if so which one?

Alternatively we may have to miss a swim and could then do the geothermal area on the way to Rotorua in the morning.

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1. Re: Closest thermal areas?

You have a few choices.

Kuirau Park in central Rotorua is free to walk around and has thermal features such as mud pools & steaming lake.

Te Puia is on the outskirts of Rotorua and has geysers, mud pools and Maori culture performances.

Tikitere (Hell's Gate) has mudpools, spas as well as being an active geothermal area. If you travel from Tauranga Port via Te Puke, take a short detour onto the Whakatane road and travel approx. 1 km on this road.

Waiotapu & Waimungu are about twenty minutes drive south of Rotorua and would take longer.

For swimming there is also the Rotorua Aquatic Centre beside Kuirau Park.

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