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Relax and unwind in the soothing waters of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. The complex encompasses a number of warm pools surrounded by lush foliage as well as private spas overlooking the valley. Learn more about the natural setting with a peaceful stroll along its signposted eco-trail, dotted with information about the ferns, mosses, and springs of the area. The educational walk leads to the Te Manora Spring, the largest source of pure boiling water in New Zealand and one of the springs that feeds into the main splash pool. Once you've worked up an appetite, head to the onsite cafe for a light meal or snack. See Waikite Valley Thermal Pools and all Rotorua has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rotorua online trip itinerary planner.
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So lovely a range if pools at fluctuating temp. For quiet go on Mon when Polynesian Spa is closed. Otherwise for a pool relaxation Sat is good too.
So lovely a range if pools at fluctuating temp. For quiet go on Mon when Polynesian Spa is closed. Otherwise for a pool relaxation Sat is good too. more »
Loved the walk to see the bubbling hot springs. Great number of hot pools at various temperatures to suit everyone.
Loved the walk to see the bubbling hot springs. Great number of hot pools at various temperatures to suit everyone. more »
Nice pools to relax at, but not much to be done there. when you walk in you walk past some natural streams which look very nice and hot and natural but the pools themselves don't look or feel very natural. the pools are quite small as well so it can get crowded (it wasn't too bad when we were there). they also charge $2 for a locker which is a bit of a bummer although there are shelves to leave your bag which feels secure enough when its not too busy, be wary though.
Great place to relax. It's a bit of a drive, but totally worth it to avoid the masses. Nice selection of pools at different temperatures, so there is something for everyone. There is a shop on the site also that sells snacks, drinks and ice creams which is really handy. Loved it, highly recommend.
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