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“relaxing place to camp”

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
Ranked #8 of 113 things to do in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed two nights in their little camp ground, even when it rained, the pools were warm and relaxing, the staff were all lovely and happy to help.
Very cheap place to stay- only $22 per person including unlimited entry to the pools!
The food was a wee bit pricey, but good large sized portions and tasty too!
Well worth the trip out of town

Thank greerybear
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Never new this place existed until a friend told me about it. Visited on a recent trip to Taupo and so pleased we took the time to do so. 40 minute drive from Taupo and everyone should make the effort. Excellent pools, very clean, not crowded and very relaxing. The nature walk is a must do as well. Clean changing facilities, lockers and the cafe is very nice too.

Thank crusaderAuckland
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

The briggs family along with the Stoddart family went to visit the pools this was not expensive it was $14 each and we went to the adult pools not the family pools. This was relaxing and enjoyed trying the different temperatures of the pools. THere was clean shower facilities and they have a little shop there with lots of nice smellys and a big range of swim wear. I nice attraction to winde down the day. Would visit again.

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Lovely little spot. Lots of variety in the temperature of the pools. A big main pool for the kids and smaller relaxing pools for people wanting a little quite time. 15$ entry fee was a little pricy, but not too bad. Big picnic tables for you to have lunch at and a camp ground right there if you want to stay the night.

Thank Jamie L
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Our hotelier recommended Waikite as somewhere to relax and enjoy the hot pools and the farmland scenery without too many tourists around. When we turned up we realised this is obviously where the locals go. We booked a private pool and had a relaxing 40 minutes soaking up the thermal waters, tranquil views and sunshine. A great experience.

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