Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools information

Location
Around Rotorua , New Zealand
Address
648 Waikite Valley Rd
Telephone
+64 7 333 1861
More information
www.hotpools.co.nz
Prices
public pools adult/child/family $16.50/9/42, private pools 40min per person $20
Opening hours
10am-9pm
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Around 35km south of Rotorua are these excellent open-air pools, formalised in the 1970s but utilised for centuries before then. There are four main pools: two more relaxing, smaller pools, and four private spas, all ranging from 35°C to 40°C. There’s also a cafe and camping (adult/child unpowered sites $22/11, powered sites $25/13; pools free for campers).

To get here, turn right off SH5 opposite the Wai-O-Tapu turn-off, and continue 6km (worth the drive if only for the gorgeous valley view as you come over the hill).