We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Sweet Deal....”
Review of Parakai Springs

Parakai Springs
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Parakai
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Unleash Northwest’s best kept secret for the ultimate day trip. Just over 40 mins from Auckland’s CBD lies one of New Zealand’s natural geothermal wonders - Parakai Springs.Large indoor and outdoor pools and two thrilling hydro-slides have been the main attractions for decades. BBQ and picnic areas are situated throughout the park and options for hiring marquees for groups is also available. If you are not wanting to prepare your own food take advantage of the Springs Café and dining area located next to the indoor pool. Now extensively redeveloped into an active water recreation centre, Parakai Springs offers a range of amenities to make this a full-day's entertainment destination.
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Used a Grab One deal for a nights camping plus entry to the pools for 1 Adult & 2 kids - $34. Was excellent value. Pools were fine, the slides & cafe were good, changing rooms ok. Everything reasonably clean,kids seemed happy enough. The Campground & its facilities right next to the pools were excellent, clean & very convienient. Will definitely do this again.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank toddsta
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (121)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
All reviews
"de stress"
in 2 reviews
"private spa pool"
in 2 reviews
in 2 reviews
in 2 reviews
in 8 reviews

32 - 36 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the pools had obviously had an offer for cheap entry as they were extremely busy!!
The biggest disappointment was how dirty they were, there was rubbish and hair in the pools. The changing rooms were full of hair and general rubbish!! The toilets equally needed a very good clean

If all were clean then a very good day out

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank warren73m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was our first time going to Parakai, didn't realise how small the place is. Like what someone has mentioned it is not worth their normal admission price, however at half price it was worth the trip.
Slides were great, but everything else is almost what you could find at council pools for fraction of the price.
Changing room and toilets were nice and clean. Staff were also nice and friendly. I would go again only with 'deals voucher'

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank OdyPudding
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with 6 yr old grandaughter. Perfect mix of relaxing hot pool, outdoor pool and exciting waterslides, all set in pleasant gardens. Clean and safe.

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank mitzymcdonald
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Welcoming and friendly staff met us at the front counter. We went to the big water slides which (contrary to Adam D's Review) were constantly patrolled by lifeguards.

If you have a child 5,6,7 years old, you will have to be with them at all times. They give you a pink wristband for the child, and will haul the child out if there's no caregiver within a short distance. Very safety conscious. If your 7 year old wants to do the slide over and over, be prepared for aching legs from marching up the tower repeatedly!

It's noisy if there's a lot of people there. Waterslides are full of shrieking kids.

Totally loved it, spent the whole day there. Outdoor pool is awesome for littlies, with a shallow ramp area at one side. Indoor pool is really warm, 39 degrees c. Relaxing after running up the tower all day!

Hot & Cold showers available. two loo blocks.

Mens changing room lacks any real privacy, with only east-west barriers and a walkway right past everyone. If you're embarrassed about your lower half, there's nowhere to hide.

Nice picnic areas, bbqs, tents/ awnings, on-site cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.

Bit of a drive, but well worth it.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank BevanS70
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Parakai Springs also viewed

Helensville, Auckland

Been to Parakai Springs? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing