Morere Hot Springs

Hot Springs in South of Gisborne

About 55km south of Gisborne, Morere Hot Springs (actually ancient seawater) burble up from a fault line below. The water emerges at around 50°C, then cools by 10°C before being pumped into the pools and baths. You might want to tackle the bush walks (20 minutes to 2½ hours) before taking the plunge.

The main swimming pool is near the entrance, but a five-minute stream-side walk through virgin rainforest leads to the bush setting of Nikau Baths.