Kaitoke Hot Springs

Kaitoke Hot Springs, Great Barrier Island: Address, Kaitoke Hot Springs Reviews: 4.5/5

Kaitoke Hot Springs
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Fafa-Ahm
52 contributions
Aug 2021
Easy walk to several pools of varying degree of warmth. Since it was winter, we didn't have our swimwear on us, but dipped our feet into one of the pools for a bit.
Written 16 August 2021
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Lucyjsmith
Auckland Central, New Zealand99 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Went early to avoid the crowds and was rewarded with a pool to myself. Easy walk that takes about half an hour if you’re fit and able. Walk about 100m on from the main pool and theres another bench with steps down to a smaller pool. The water is very hot - just bearable so probably around 42 degrees c - but you can get in and out and sit on a fallen tree. I have to laugh at all the princesses complaining about leaves and mud - its a natural hot stream in the wild - it is as it should be and you’d expect
Written 4 June 2021
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klr52
Auckland, New Zealand84 contributions
Feb 2021
A comfortable 45 minute mainly flat walk (each way) to a disappointing finish at the hot springs. Obviously a very popular attraction on the island and, according to the signage, deliberately kept low key. We found the water very hot - too hot spend any more than 30 seconds in the water without feeling uncomfortable. The water was a grey muddy colour (very uninviting) and the bottom of the main pool area was either rocky or covered in decaying leaves. There were some very small areas where one could recline on the rocks in the stream and enjoy a slightly cooler temperature and there were some new seats and a picnic table for those bringing food. The track is very well defined and maintained and the variety of flora made the trip worthwhile.
Don't expect flash pools!
Written 28 February 2021
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Kate S
Wellington, New Zealand64 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Easy flat walk to the pools, wear your togs as there are no changing rooms other than a lone long drop. The pools are hot, and the bank is a little slippery, so best to step in and move around slowly to check for any hot patches! We found the smaller pools upstream, along the path, were a little cooler and more private.
Written 20 February 2021
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AucklandCedarchick
Auckland, New Zealand97 contributions
Jan 2021
Pools were a real treat after a long days walking up and down 1000's of stairs, some pools have been damned so a little deeper, absolute treat
Written 19 January 2021
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Bri
Masterton, New Zealand26 contributions
Jan 2021
It is so wonderful to have such great free experiences here in NZ/great barrier. The walk itself took us around an hour so total trip was about 1hr 20min including a quick soak in the pools, so if you’re a fast walker don’t budget on the 2 hour return it says on the sign. The walk is very gentle with some small inclines and definitely not strenuous. The terrain is very even and mostly gravel/timber bridges. would recommend taking water in summer if you’re planning on having a decent soak and a back pack to carry a towel/change of clothes. There are no changing rooms but there is a toilet at each end.
Written 6 January 2021
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GaryandLesleyTravel
Auckland Central, New Zealand4,949 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Possibly one of easiest walks on the island, the path is suitable for strollers and with a push wheel chairs ~30 min’s from the Whangaparapara Road car park the hot springs offer a selection of natural shallow pools suitable for sitting in. Check out the depth and temperatures as these vary between pools. Get here early at busy times to see the pools at their best. There is a toilet at this location. Walking maps freely available at the airport.
Written 5 January 2021
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Maree R
Christchurch, New Zealand693 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Easy 45 minute walk through bush and wetland on a well maintained track. The hot pools are hot! Take your swimwear and you can get right in but I couldn’t stay in for long as they were too hot for me, I found the pool heading back up the creak cooler than the larger one at the bridge. Wonderful spot - best bathing on a cool day.
Written 5 December 2020
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Michelle H
Wellington, New Zealand130 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
What a lovely walk 45 minutes each way easy walking, wide tracks, flat, Hot Springs, unique, we placed our feet in and it was so warm, there were people soaking in the hot pool, so you can fully get in, there are places to sit and just relax, you have to do this as it is a treasure and one of the things to do, I recommend doing it, you dont have to be super fit either as it's a leisurely walk, do it.
Written 24 October 2020
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Kate H
Cambridge, New Zealand120 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Worth the 45 minute walk, but don't forget to take togs, towels and drinking water! The walk itself is easy, and takes you through interesting wetlands. Could do with some more information boards, and perhaps some waymarkers, to tell visitors how far it is, and the distance still to go.
The pools are just the right temperature, and very relaxing after the walk. For the sake of another 166 steep steps beyond the springs, there is an amazing lookout across the island.
Written 7 October 2020
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