Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, Rotorua: Address, Phone Number, Waikite Valley Thermal Pools Reviews: 4.5/5

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
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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.
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chrisalijo
Christchurch, New Zealand29 contributions
Nice place to visit
Jul 2021
Loved the walk to see the bubbling hot springs.
Great number of hot pools at various temperatures to suit everyone.
Written 18 July 2021
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wbrabet
Kawerau, New Zealand49 contributions
Lovely country setting
Jul 2021
Beautiful thermal hotpools in a lovely country setting, whats not to like. It was a very cold day when we went so having a soak in the hot water was delightful. There are several pools at different temperatures and also private spas. Very therapeutic.
Written 12 July 2021
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Judo_13
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand142 contributions
Awesome stay
Jun 2021 • Friends
Travelling in the motor home I decided to check out this place. What a little gem. For campers you get unlimited access to the pools between 06:00-20:00 when they start to drain the pools.
Pools are filled fresh every night and the public aren’t allowed in until 10:00. Perfect! Clean water & limited people.
The pools are different temps, between 37-42 degrees Celsius so you can choose which works best for you.
The cafe has GOOD Italian coffee & a range of food from snacks to full on meals.
Highly recommend a few nights here to soak & relax.
Written 10 July 2021
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Ilovetheatre
Birmingham, UK136 contributions
Best thermal springs we visited
Aug 2020
A magical place...we actually visited Dec 2019 and were fortunate that it wasn't too busy. We had each pool to ourselves as we moved around and the surrounding scenery is stunning. Very cheap too, about NZ$20 I think.
Written 6 July 2021
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640kiwi93
Dunedin, New Zealand12 contributions
A truly heavenly experience
Jul 2021
If you have a car, these pools are definitely worth a visit. For only (NZ) $20 you can luxuriate in hot pools of various temperatures and in the coolest one it is also possible to do a gentle swim. My favourite was the garden pool which had the most stunning views of the surrounding hills. I really did feel like I had been transported to heaven - this is a fantastic way to spend a cold winter's afternoon. If I lived here, I would visit it every week.
Written 3 July 2021
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Sylvia
Auckland, New Zealand25 contributions
Self contained must stay
May 2021
The best, affordable thermal pools in Rotorua. Nothing too flash but with a several different pool options, it adds comfort even when it is busy.

If you are in a self contained vehicle, it is a must-stay in Rotorua - only costing $28.00 to stay overnight with pool access too. The amenities are clean and well maintained too.
Written 1 July 2021
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Rick M
Napier, New Zealand362 contributions
Lovely destination
May 2021 • Family
Great pools and well worth a few minutes off the main road. Second visit and better this time as not so busy. However it certainly hasn’t changed much in the years since our last visit.
Written 24 June 2021
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KMBH NZ
Masterton, New Zealand132 contributions
Our favourite hot pools in Rotorua
May 2021 • Couples
We were very lucky to almost have the place to ourselves.
We did the walk first & that was very worthwhile. It’s a short walk but the pool spring at the end was really worthwhile.
We really liked the local laid back vibe of Waikite & the history was interesting.
The pools were varied in temperature & in lookout.
Quite a few people were enjoying lunch on the patio overlooking the pools.
We drove the long way in & the windy road through the countryside was lovely.
We will definitely be back.
Written 11 June 2021
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Deidre868
Pukekohe, New Zealand112 contributions
Amazing stay
May 2021 • Couples
Never heard of this place but when we checked in - Joseph was amazing and explained everything so professional and you could tell he was proud to work at this great complex, plus he was super helpful and friendly we Totally Loved the pools and facilities. Will be back
Written 29 May 2021
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Wendy A
3 contributions
Excellent staff and facilities
May 2021
Stayed in the camp ground for 3 nights. Excellent facilities, clean and having access to the pools all day and outside of public hours was amazing. The pools are very clean being drained every night. The staff were just wonderful and couldn't do enough to help. Well run business and everyone is happy. Special thanks to Donna who helped me on the day I was leaving as my battery went flat. she saw I needed help and went and got a power pack to jump start. This is what the staff are like, very helpful, friendly and make you want to go back. Which I sure will be.
Written 20 May 2021
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