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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley | RD1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-333 1861
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Best in NZ

Rural location, not at all commercial. Beautiful setting and very well priced. Six different pool... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Townsville, Australia
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Fabulous Experience Well Recommended

We arrived in our motorhome and were greeted by a friendly reception team who made us most welcome... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools provides the opportunity to relax and experience the pure natural geothermal waters from the Te Manaroa Spring. Facilities include The Pukeko in the Ponga Tree Cafe, a splash pool with adjoining toddlers play area, passive bathing pools, private spas, nature trail and separate changing, toilet and shower area for families. Waikite Valley Thermal Pools also offers powered and non powered campground sites.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thermal pools” (163 reviews)
“eco trail” (46 reviews)
“private pool” (67 reviews)
Waikite Valley | RD1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-333 1861
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rural location, not at all commercial. Beautiful setting and very well priced. Six different pool styles plus private pools. Highly recommend Waikite if you are looking for thermal pool experience.

Thank jfrmck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in our motorhome and were greeted by a friendly reception team who made us most welcome. The Pools are an amazing experience and great value for money. Must do

Thank 4589712j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere in a quiet remote area of Rotorua. Nice location lovely thermal pools. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Tiffany N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here in our motorhome for two nights, enjoying the facilities and waking up to steamy views from the hot pools and river. The Eco walk was a delight with a good view of the boiling pond. The pools were lovely with differing temperatures...More

1  Thank Katznkaye55
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It takes about 20 mins from Rotorua via car but well worth the trip to this relaxing, non-bustling spot with beautiful pools and very clean area.

Thank Frangipani3
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The pools are not that easy to find, away from the main road, but the hidden location adds to the beauty and serenity of the place. There are several pools of hot water in a quiet valley surrounding, and you can also walk to the...More

1  Thank dalma d
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The pictures I'd seen of this place made it look fairly nice/romantic but I felt it had more of a feel of a holiday park.

1  Thank Danny W
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

A short 25 minute drive from Rotorua, this is the perfect wind down for the most hectic of days. + Features six different hot pools with the usual admission, with private pool rooms available for an extra fee. Booking ahead for these is highly recommended...More

Thank JunichiT31
Reviewed 18 May 2017

While staying in Rotorua ,my cousin & I made a trip to Waikite Valley thermal pools Awesome pool complex, so well laid out, maintained and run - a credit to the locals involvement in developing this wonderful natural resource - Choice of bathing pools -...More

Thank natsonvacation
Reviewed 15 May 2017

After spending about four hours biking in the Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forrest we decided to drive out to the Waikite Valley hot pools about half an hour south of Rotorua. The road is well sign posted and we travelled through some picture rest country side on...More

Thank garrytmcguire
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if i am planning come on june, is he thermal pools open? how much is the entrance ticket and how far from rotorua? thanks julie
20 February 2017|
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Response from 87,181 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie The facility is open every day except Christmas from 10 am. I don't recall the exact price, but think it was something like $25-30 per adult for general admission. It's about 30 minutes from Rotorua
Daniel Y
How much does it cost to use a private pool?
8 February 2017|
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Response from Terri H | Reviewed this property |
When we visited in December, it was $20 per person for maximum 40 minutes ( 2 person minimum)
Wendy B
Do we need to book ahead to use the bathing pools.?
23 January 2017|
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Response from ChChCouple | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't think so. Was quiet enough when we went that you never felt overcrowded in the main pools and didn't see the private pools being used.