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Nice for a rainy day

This place offers nice hot pools and an electric BBQ. Pools are open as well as covered. Their... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
Ehsan U
Auckland Central, New Zealand
What to do on a not so nice day!

It was rainy and blowy so went for a drive cheap cheerful clean and tidy was a beautiful setting... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
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Awakeri Hot Springs Holiday Park offers a range of self catering accommodation options located within a natural bush setting with the added benefit of large hot pools and private spa pools.Come for the day to enjoy our hot pools and picnic...more
1363 State Highway 30, Whakatane 3192, New Zealand
+64 7-304 9117
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

This place offers nice hot pools and an electric BBQ. Pools are open as well as covered. Their accommodation is just okay, though quite spacious.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Ehsan U
Reviewed 23 January 2017

It was rainy and blowy so went for a drive cheap cheerful clean and tidy was a beautiful setting and friendly staff! The hot water outlet could have done with a warning sign but the kids soon learnt! and the changing room tiles could have...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Just out from Whaktane is this camp ground with a great big natural thermal hot pool. A place to take the family - kids love it. Good in summer and winter.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Family of six adults and four boys ten and under. Good price, clean, easy to keep an eye on the kids. Great temperature.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank AmandaR5740
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Went here with friends we all enjoyed it. Very pleasent souroundings, very clean and peacefull. Staff very friendly and helpfull.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This is our second time coming here with our 2 girls absolutely love it! Get to swim every day/night. We book ourselves one of their motel units which has everything you need. Whakatane is just 10 minutes away the lakes Rotoma,Rotoehu,Rotoiti is half hour drive...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

On a road trip to Whakatane, we decided to try out these pools. The cost was $7.50 per adult, which is reasonable compared to the pools at Tauranga . It would be great if they could also introduced a "Seniors" price. The water is nice...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank WillemLab
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have stayed at these grounds before, in fact have great memories of family holidays there over numerous years. OK so the cabins need a bit of attention but the grounds are beautiful and the hot pool is the absolute jewel, so relaxing in the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Derek T, Owner at Awakeri Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thanks for your review and for making the point that this facility is a holiday park and not a hotel. Holiday parks find themselves in a difficult position when tying to establish star ratings as they generally offer a wide range of accommodation and leisure...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Reading other reviews of this site, it's clear that it divides opinion but I'm afraid we won't be rushing back. Reception looks lovely as you pull up and the campground itself is pretty amongst the trees and kept tidy. We stayed in our own tent...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank SarahAndRob1
Derek T, Owner at Awakeri Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Just to clarify the water situation. The hot water comes from a deep bore at 70+ degrees C - so is effectively sterile. As with all geothermal water it has a sulphurous smell - in our case it is a relatively mild smell compared with...More

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Turned up thinking that the resort looked fairly nice- but accommodation was terrible!! Dirty mouldy and a piece of the roof hanging off! The bed was covered with hairs and dead bugs- the mattress had seen better off, we had to 'supply' our own bed...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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