Kerosene Creek

Point of Interest

4.5 from 18 users.


Old Walotappu Road, Waiotapu, North Island.


The hot spring is a small stream and flows downhill through natural bush. Bathers have excavated small smooth rocks to form their own little hot pools that you can sit next to and enjoy the hot water cascading down. There's no admission charge. Take any rubbish away with you and leave no trace. Please note that it is not safe to put your head underwater. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -38.334366 Lng: 176.386249

User Reviews



Realy noce spot to walk and hot water for legs but it looks really dirty with lot of foam …. 😓


Sheryl W

A highlight of my travels was being able to go here and soak in the waterfall pool. So lovely and warm and only a short walk from the car park. So awesome and free.



Careful with leaving belongings visible in the car park. A group had their car windows smashed just before we arrived. Apparently break-ins here are common. Pools themselves very nice, and warmer than expected. Two consecutive waterfalls a 5min walk from the car park. A couple of green and blue thermal pools on the way in too!


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