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“amazing secret spa” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
Ranked #7 of 108 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.
Eketahuna, New Zealand
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89 reviews
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“amazing secret spa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

We went here on a rainy Friday and it was brilliant. Clean, quiet, well maintained. A hidden gem. We're going back to camp with the kids soon.
Only downside, showers after a spa use the same water and are very insipid. Can't really see the point of using the same kind of water to rinse off.

Visited May 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“relaxing place to camp”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited May 2013
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Auckland
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2013
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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“Thermal pools”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2013
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“Relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2013
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