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Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve

Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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Amazing sight of the hot geysers!

When we arrived, we were a little unsure - the place is a little run down and the owner... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
Champagne Hot Springs on a beer budget

We visited Spa Thermal Park on a calm, crisp autumn day ready to walk to the Huka Falls and check... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Jacqui P
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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“hot water” (27 reviews)
“waikato river” (22 reviews)
“car park” (22 reviews)
Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we arrived, we were a little unsure - the place is a little run down and the owner delightfully whacky! The walk (for $10) was fascinating and worth every dollar. The sights of steam rising from the ground, the colours of the rocks and...More

Thank laurendan73
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We visited Spa Thermal Park on a calm, crisp autumn day ready to walk to the Huka Falls and check out the rumours of a free hot pool. Well we didn't make it to the falls but the rumours were true!! A hot creek runs...More

1  Thank Jacqui P
Reviewed 4 May 2017

After time on the road we had a massage and time soaking in their hot pools. So rekaxing and a must do if you need a good way to relax

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Even on a cold day this was definitely a great experience. The main pools towards the river are a little crowed (but that's too be expected because it's totally free! ) the water of the river is so clear and beautiful. If you go around...More

1  Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Loved that this was all natural, you wandered up the stream to find your swimming/soaking spot of choice. Totally recommend, we were there over a long weekend which meant it was very busy would be even better on a normal week day with more choice...More

Thank Whitebait2NZ
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a leisurely hour here. A huge park with rolling hills and a manicured walkway that leads to natural hot springs If planning a trip here, bring your swimmers, a towel and perhaps pack a picnic (wish we did) On a cold day the...More

Thank designtraders
Reviewed 21 April 2017

So we checked this out on a Saturday afternoon. It was packed, and it was awesome. It was free and we had kids with us, so having other ppl and kids around was fun! It was an excellent experience, don't go looking for an exclusive...More

Thank Poles2014
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Ok OK FREE .. But nothing comes for free you say.. well this does.. This is where a geothermal stream meeting the Mighty Waikato river. This is an amazing site let alone a FREE hotwater pool Recomend for anyone, Younger kinds need to have eyes...More

Thank Cameron P
Reviewed 1 April 2017

first visited in dec 2015 and been there plenty of time since. its natural hot spring water and its free. can be very busy sometimes. the water can sometimes be very low too, if they have opened the dam gates

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We knew about the thermal spots around New Zealand and were excited to find one close to us as we visited Taupo. Right after breakfast we drove to the park which is right in town. Drive to the end of the car park and then...More

Thank MisterMike53
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the weather like there in June?
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
What is this like in June?
18 April 2016|
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Response from BavarianAdventuress | Reviewed this property |
...but the water will still be warm :)