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“Nice but needs improvement”
Review of Parakai Springs

Parakai Springs
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Parakai
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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 11 April 2017

Parakai Spring is at a beautiful setting. I love the temperature of the outdoor pool and the inside pool is nice and hot. My daughter loves the slides and it is a beautiful family outing. The place is really in need of refurbishment, there have been no improvements for the last 15 years. The tiles of the pools are chipped and the warm showers go cold very fast. The slides need to be done up. In short the whole place needs a make over. The price you pay to get in is too much and if there were no Groupon vouchers at half price I wouldn't go even though I like the setting and the idea.

Thank PatwinderK
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We arrived one day during the week. The main pool was taken over by a school for swimming lessons for the afternoon, so were unable to use it which left just the inside pool. Luckily it was not busy and we enjoyed this pool. So just check best times to go there.

1  Thank r178slk
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went to Parakai for a birthday party, it was a super busy day and it felt very over crowded in the main outside pool. The pool at the bottom of the slides, looked and felt dirty and murky. The lifeguards were all quite young adults, and I'm not sure how much authority they had over patrons who weren't abiding by the rules on the slides.
You are allowed to jump in and do bombs etc in the main pool, which is fun, but it felt dangerous as there were so many people in the pool, and the adults seemed to be the worse when it came to being considerate.
Unfortunately my young daughter had the horrible experience of witnessing a couple displaying some pretty inappropriate behaviour in the main pool.
The kids did have fun, and enjoyed the water for hours, but it won't come up on our list of things to do in the near future.

1  Thank ram762016
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

so very disappointing, we used to frequent here a few years ago but its changed for the worst, rotten wood at the top of the slides, tiles missing off the pool, a poo in the pool, and far too many people admitted, really run down.

Thank Marilyn J
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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.

Thank toddsta
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