Waikete Valley Hot Springs

Point of Interest

4.8 from 6 users.


640 Waikite Valley Road, Waikite Valley, North Island.

+64 7-333 1861



Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a unique place to come and experience the Living Waters of the Te Manaroa Spring - the largest single source of 100% pure geothermal water in New Zealand. This pure spring water cascades into our main Settlers pool (35-38°C) and adjoining toddlers' beach area as well as the sit 'n' soak pool (38-40°C) and our luxurious tranquil garden and pergola pools. Our spacious changing rooms, with toilets and high pressure hot showers, are family-friendly and also offer wheelchair access. Enjoy natures ambience in one of our private spas. Control the temperature of your individual private pool, which looks out over Waikite Valley, native bush and surrounding geothermal activity. We also have an informative Eco-Trail. Of geological and botanical interest, this educational walk leads to the spectacular Te Manaroa Spring. Along the way learn about the different fern and moss varieties that are unique to just a few geothermal areas in the southern Rotorua area. After enjoying our unique waters and exploring the Eco-Trail, relax with an ice cream, cold drink, coffee, snack or casual meal from the Pukeko in a Ponga Tree Cafe. Serving simple yet fresh snacks and meals the cafe has a spacious covered outdoor seating area that looks out over the pools and the valley beyond. The pools are open from 10am to 9pm seven days per week all year round (except Christmas Day).

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Lat: -38.327102 Lng: 176.304051

User Reviews



Expensive at $29pppn powered site but includes $20pp hot pool entry. Facilities basic & not that clean but ok. Pools are lovely.



Little bit expensive, but includes access to the pools (open for campers from 6am so also usable on checkout day). Clean toilets, showers, bins, kitchen. Fine camping!


Legacy Data

Pools were nice and relaxing well worth it $58 for 2 including powered site


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