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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley | RD1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-333 1861
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Best pools in this area!!!

It takes about 20 mins from Rotorua via car but well worth the trip to this relaxing, non-bustling... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Just relax in hot water

The pools are not that easy to find, away from the main road, but the hidden location adds to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dalma d
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“eco trail” (46 reviews)
“private pool” (67 reviews)
Waikite Valley | RD1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-333 1861
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank dalma d
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Danny W
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These hot pools are set in beautiful scenery with different degrees of heat. Nice place to sit and unwind and take the scenery in. I like these pools as they are emptied every night and refilled. Very clean toilets and changing tooms. The staff are...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice little place with a variety of pools. It is set up sort of like spa grounds but is very laid back. We did the private pool option since we were two people and the cost was negligibly more for a private option. This...More

Thank ceallaigho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bubbling hot water springs, a short but well maintained eco-trail, and a lovely soak in mineral hot pools afterwards. Well worth the drive.

Thank Iona W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a must visit for the benefit of the heat and sulfur healing. did not want to leave. spend the whole day there if you go

Thank H B
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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.?
24 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.