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Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve

Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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We were recommended this park by a Taupo local in the street when we stopped in Taupo for breakfast... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janice W
New Plymouth
Not to be missed

Situated in a perfectly crafted reserve, resembling a disused golf course, lie some of the best... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
via mobile
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“hot water” (26 reviews)
“waikato river” (23 reviews)
“free spa” (6 reviews)
Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

1  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
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Couldn't believe that you can visit a park and have a geothermal bath in a hot spring stream for nothing. Lucky enough to find an uninhabited pool. Relaxing experience in a beautiful Taupo park. Good for backpackers as it costs nothing and enjoyable as it...More

1  Thank annechop
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This thermal park is free!!! I repeat, it's F.R.E.E. So park the car, walk about 2 mins. There is a steep hill (with a walking path that gradually slopes down). Nice little hop and skip down to the spring. Under and around the small waterfall...More

Thank BackChat11
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

1  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
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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|
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Response from BavarianAdventuress | Reviewed this property |
...but the water will still be warm :)

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