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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley | Rd1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-333 1861
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Great way to unwind.

Choice of 3 pools with different temperatures so you could move around if you got too hot/cold... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jacquie S
Perth, Australia
Worth a trip

Great Place to go to relax, not overly busy and reasonable prices compared to other hot pools in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rotorua, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thermal pools” (171 reviews)
“eco trail” (46 reviews)
“private pool” (72 reviews)
Waikite Valley | Rd1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Choice of 3 pools with different temperatures so you could move around if you got too hot/cold. Great experience.

Thank Jacquie S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great Place to go to relax, not overly busy and reasonable prices compared to other hot pools in the area.

Thank k2512b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Campervan parking is literally just the parking lot but it is still worth it for the hot pools. The Eco walk is 10 minutes and is amazing. Definitely worth taking a little stroll.

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waikite Pools was great place to head to after a long day that included the Tongariro Crossing. The facility has a homegrown charm and the variety of pools make for an experience that offers something for everyone. You can go from a hotter pool to...More

Thank TessmacTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is not very far from Thermal Wonderland. The visit is more like a rainy season because at the time of visit it is raining too but water is hot that one can really enjoy the many benefits of submerging oneself to hot spring....More

Thank Librado C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great chill out time - Very reasonably priced and very relaxing - The view is lovely and the range of different pools keeps you occupied for several hours

Thank Reg_ly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to the relaxing hot healing water. And we got that in the private pool, it was worth the extra $3.50 and you get to still use the other pools too. The Eco walk was lovely. The place needs a bit...More

1  Thank Vee B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go and relax. All the pools were nice and clean. We went private for 40 minutes, for an extra $4 who wouldn't? Nice end to our holiday!

Thank Shabbylaura
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a relaxing hour after our tour of the Waiotapu Thermal Park. Its off the beaten path with stunning views of the surrounding valley. A quiet place to enjoy the mineral springs away from a lot of tourist traffic. The entrance price...More

1  Thank Boof55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These pools are a little bit off the beaten track which means that they are quieter and there are no coach parties. We paid for a private spa pool but to be honest, if it's quiet you can easily get one of the other pools...More

Thank Explore1995
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Questions & Answers
14 October 2017|
Response from Alysha P | Reviewed this property |
The season pass includes the use of all there spas except the private spas
Rose H
6 July 2017|
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Response from WVTPManager | Property representative |
Hi there if you pay for the private pool or spa plus this also gives you access to the other public pools and Eco trail
21 February 2017|
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Response from 87,181 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie The facility is open every day except Christmas from 10 am. I don't recall the exact price, but think it was something like $25-30 per adult for general admission. It's about 30 minutes from Rotorua