Taupo Spa Thermal Park

Point of Interest

4.8 from 15 users.


County Avenue, Taupo, North Island.


From the car park (free parking) walk about 5oo metres along the footpath to the bridge over the Otumuheke stream. The Thermal stream and bridge are on the edge of the Waikato river and is the start of the popular walk to Huka Falls Under the bridge the water comes from the stream hot and mixes with the Waikato river water. There are small rock pools under the bridge that people sit in depending on how hot they want their fresh water soak. For those visiting the beautiful natural spring please respect the environment. This is not a public place to have a bath/wash but a public soak hole. Take your rubbish with you.

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Lat: -38.672986 Lng: 176.088419

User Reviews



Absolutely beautiful area. Had the river and hot pools to ourselves until 9am, so recommend getting there early. The spa walkway to Huka falls is closed, which is a shame.



About 2-3 years ago, a lot of the heat got diverted to a power plant. As a result, the water isn't hot anymore, even at the top of the hot stream. Nice and funny, especially if sunny, but not so nice under the rain



Nice place, would be great on a hot day. Sadly it was raining yesterday and the water was only luke warm so not the best


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