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Have not visited the pools in maybe 20 years. Still in the same condition. Could do with repaint or strip back just to concrete as understanding mineral water can be invasive on paint and metal. Having said that $12 for private pool is cheap. 20...More
beautiful natural environment with walk through thermal area to enjoy. The pools though are, in my opinion, in need of urgent maintainence and upgrading. In contrast Wairakei Thermal Springs have been developed to fit in with the bush and are modern and clean looking.
Got recommended so paid a visit on a cool damp day. Walk was great to see the hot water and mud bubbling out. The private mineral spa was so relaxing and the hot public pool excellent so didn't matter if it rained. A bit hard...More
This was my first introduction, coming from the South Island, into the geothermal activity on the North Island.... this was very cool to see the steam rising from just about anywhere you looked. Very cheap to get into especially compared to the Rotorua and Taupo...More
We enjoyed the leisurely walk around the hot pools etc outside, this is something that would be good for all ages and abilities as long as you stay on the path! The paths are well maintained and clearly marked showing where you can and can't...More
How nice to see such thermal activity and for free.
If you are looking for thermal pools to view then this walk is a must.
We didn't go into the hot pools so I am not sure what they were like we just did the...More
Even if it's raining it's a great place to stay. With the spa pools to relax in and the short walks if you want some exercise, it is a delightful place to just "be". I love reading and Roger loves watching Tv so we weren't...More