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Wairakei Terraces

State Highway 1&5 | Wairakei, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 0913
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US$ 416.43*
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Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Helicopter Flight from Tauranga
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  • Average9%
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“thermal pools” (61 reviews)
“hottest pool” (15 reviews)
“man made” (18 reviews)
State Highway 1&5 | Wairakei, Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here last week for a soak in the hot springs plus we did the geothermal walk. It's just after the golf course and across the road from the Waireki resort The walk was only $7 as we got a half price voucher from...More

Thank OzeeTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here and it’s fabulous. Came at 7 pm on Saturday stayed until 8:45 pm (closed at 9 pm). You can take your stuff with you and set it by pools on benches and hooks. Bring water! No kids allowed under 14 which made...More

Thank kinx81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a quick stop in Wairakei Terraces to soak in the beautiful blue waters and it was absolutely worth every moment. The pools are beyond gorgeous and so relaxing! The views from the pool are beautiful no matter which way you turn. We got...More

Thank crystawithak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my parents who are locals. I have been several times before and it's always more palatable cost wise when you can get a GrabOne half price voucher, as we did. When we got there we were informed that only the main pool was...More

Thank heatherjoines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is another place we would have missed if it wasn't for the recommendation of a shopkeeper in Taupo. SO worth the admission price as can stay all day; not sure what it would be like in peak season but there was hardly anybody there...More

Thank Anne-Marie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Taupo many times and didn’t even know this place existed. Was recommended by the motel we stayed in. I was so impressed. Lovely pools. Adults only (no children under 14 allowed). Four pools of various temperature. The top one was so...More

Thank Wanderingfeet12
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Choose Wairakei Terraces because the minimum age for entry is 14. It was so peaceful and relaxing, and just felt like a luxurious break away from normality. The day we visited the womans shower was not in order, which wasn't a big deal as they...More

Thank travellingtillmans
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved our time here! My partner and I used our GrabOne vouchers and spent 4 hours there today! So nice and relaxed, perfect temperatures. The lady on the front desk seemed a bit dead and like a broken record, didn’t feel very welcoming but...More

Thank Hannah F
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I was sick when we went there so didn't get to swim but the water felt amazing. Different temperatures in different areas. It was the first time I saw a hot water geyser and just watching the power of it was mesmerizing. It was nice...More

Thank KiwiinOz2014
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This was our second visit here to enjoy these clean and relaxing pools. Be sure to bring a towel, water and flip flops. Also, there is not a place to put valuables - so leave them locked up. The parking lot seems to be a...More

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2 September 2017|
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Response from wez6699 | Reviewed this property |
We bought half price tickets from grabone. They are on sale again now. Best hot pools experience weve had. I phoned ahead to check if we needed to book and told to just turn up. I bought more grabone tickets for these... More
3 October 2016|
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Response from BonnieTaupo | Reviewed this property |
just turn up , huge pools, beautiful walk around, but have to pay for pool. have a look at grab one, often specials there.