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Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley

State Highway 1, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8004
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State Highway 1, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8004
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A place not to be missed, amazing walk through the valley to see all the thermal activity and you can take a bus back.

Thank jojackjohn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk way from the very rustic fun cafe will set you back $10 each and not convinced it was worth it. It's a 30 min round trip - walk to see a few interesting features. Some hot air blowing out a cliff side a...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our time here! This wee hidden gem and absolutely beautiful spot was highly recommended and did not disappoint! .We enjoyed it only being for 14 years and older along with the large spaces which meant you were able to relax without sitting on...More

Thank trace883
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a quiet Friday afternoon. Pools easily accessed down pathway. Excellent changing rooms. Man made pools,however, calcium and other mineral deposits building up round the pools which looks great. Temperature approx 40°c in the hotter areas. No child policy makes for tranquility

Thank garry s
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the unique aspects to this visit. Unusual features and tourist attraction especially for overseas visitors. Nice views and handy to Taupo

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

After a freezing day walking and on a boat trip, we needed to warm up. The thermal pool did the trick. Set in lovely scenery with the billowing clouds of steam from the geyser for company, we felt like we were in a different world....More

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This was awesome only a few minutes to walk around the area , need more things to do on the maori village side

Thank rut1995
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Fascinating place. The guy in charge is a bit of a card but very knowledgable about the place. Doesn't look very promising at first but as you go into the valley you come across interesting geothermal features. You are supplied with a temperature measurement device...More

Thank Kerry T
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Found this gem on my way to Taupo and followed my Lonely Planet guide books advice to visit. Very interesting and surreal thermal park. Very natural and in places a little eerie. If in the UK or USA would be converted to a Jurassic Park...More

1  Thank Doug2371
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Obviously this is a common occurrence when nearing Rotorua but see this little gem in a quiet almost unknown spot was great

Thank GordonW318
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abigail s
8 March 2017|
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Response from Patrick H | Reviewed this property |
Not really - thermal track walk is a bush track only. The house is accessible from the side but steps inside. Sorry for the delay in responding