Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, Rotorua

4.5
#7 of 20 in Nature in Rotorua
Hot Spring · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • Excellent pool complex with 6 pools at different temperatures plus personal spas and a cafe. The bush outlook is gorgeous. Great value considering you could stay all day if you wanted! You'll need a....  more
    Excellent pool complex with 6 pools at different temperatures plus personal spas and a cafe. The bush outlook is gorgeous. Great value considering you could stay all day if you wanted! You'll need a....  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Been past a few times but we finally stopped for a look in our motorhome, booked in, parked up in a nice site then over the next 18 hours had three swims in the different pools on offer. The water felt quite “smooth” on your skin, made you more buoyant as well. Loved the experience, the facilities and the friendly staff. Very highly recommended. John and Marian.
  • We stayed over at Waikite Valley in our camper over the weekend. The camp facilities were fantastic, being tucked away in the bush with the steam around was a great experience! The staff were so friendly and helpful. Great kitchen, bathrooms, drying room etc. We had some friends in tents also who were very happy. The pools! WOW!! what a hidden gem this place is. So many different pools/spas to hop into. Great temps, and VIEWS!! the private spa experience was lovely too. This place is a 20/10. Highly recommended.

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