We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve

Taupo 3378, New Zealand
Review Highlights
Outstanding Fun Zone

Beside the hot water waterfall filling small pools filled with happy bathers this seems to be a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wilton, California
Great place to go into thermal hot creek for free!

The best place to go to warm up for free and you can stay as long as you want. Hot water creek has... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dagmar G
Read all 229 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hot water” (27 reviews)
“waikato river” (24 reviews)
“free spa” (6 reviews)
Taupo 3378, New Zealand
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (229)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 192 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Beside the hot water waterfall filling small pools filled with happy bathers this seems to be a local hangout as well. There is a bike park for children, fields for general play and a parking lot where the walkers returning from the Huka Falls Track...More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best place to go to warm up for free and you can stay as long as you want. Hot water creek has many option to lay or sit and also a waterfall shower! If you feel too hot you can go into Waikato River...More

Thank Dagmar G
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This park was amazing! So much to explore and the water was wonderful! I feel like it was a great idea to go there at 7:30 on a Thursday morning though, hardly anyone around

Thank Jarney N
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is the most interesting and unique thing I have seen ever.. Hot spring waters in cold weather in NZ coming from earth's crust and giving us a pleasant and enjoyable experience to witness this nature's magical moments.

Thank krazikams
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We were recommended this park by a Taupo local in the street when we stopped in Taupo for breakfast as we where travelling with our dog and were looking for somewhere to exercise her off leash. It was easy to find, such a lovely walk,...More

2  Thank Janice W
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Situated in a perfectly crafted reserve, resembling a disused golf course, lie some of the best natural hot springs NZ has to offer. This is an annual tradition for me, and tits year's edition did not disappoint. The water is wonderfully warm, and is it...More

Thank sjstone28
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The water was very warm and lovely, however there was a lot of rubbish in the area. It would benefit from toilets, lockers and bins available on the bank. Our car was broken into while parked on Spa Road, there are signs saying that the...More

3  Thank Michaela H
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Hot water (it is as hot as a hot bath) comes down the stream, steaming in the air, to little pools where you can climb in and enjoy it. Quite a few tourists and locals alike there. Popular with teenagers. Certainly different and it is...More

Thank Derrick T
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon the Spa Thermal Park and wished we had known earlier. Take your bathers and a towel. Tip, on the walk back to the Carpark, follow the stream.

Thank Warren P
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Walk from the car park to the very end, on some maps it says "public pool". but it is actually a hot pool! There are several spots, the bigger ones are directly at the Waikato River and if kids are jumping from the bridge into...More

Thank HelloKiwi
Nearby Restaurants
Beaut Bakery
19 reviews
1.33 km away
Cafe Pinot
41 reviews
.77 km away
Spa Road Takeaways
5 reviews
1.32 km away
Huka Falls Cafe
7 reviews
.75 km away
Nearby Attractions
Taupo Gliding Club
7 reviews
1.57 km away
Taupo Bungy
411 reviews
1.13 km away
AC Baths
66 reviews
1.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
18 April 2016|
Response from Karlos F |
June here is mid Winter, Granted Nz has a very Mild Winter.. Making this place perfect for a dip
18 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from BavarianAdventuress | Reviewed this property |
...but the water will still be warm :)