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These hot springs were worth the 20 minute drive from Rotorua. They were peaceful and reasonably... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Daph P
Fantastic way to relax

Husband and I stopped in here on our last day in Rotorua. I wanted to experience hot springs and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim A
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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools provides the opportunity to relax and experience the pure natural geothermal waters from the Te Manaroa Spring. Facilities include The Pukeko in the Ponga Tree Cafe, a splash pool with adjoining toddlers play area...more
Waikite Valley | Rd1, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-333 1861
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Reviewed 2 days ago

These hot springs were worth the 20 minute drive from Rotorua. They were peaceful and reasonably priced. It would have been useful to us if their brochure had said towels need to be hired as we could have brought our own.

Thank Daph P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I stopped in here on our last day in Rotorua. I wanted to experience hot springs and spas without spending a fortune. I saw Waikite Valley Thermal Pools here on TripAdvisor so we gave it a try. It was lovely. The water was...More

1  Thank Kim A
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had heard good things about the place and decided to visit here on our recent trip to Rotorua on the wkend of 25/26th August, and while we had a great day here when we were about to leave one of the female staff members...More

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WVTP, Owner at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review and pleased that you had an enjoyable time. I am however disappointed to hear that you found aspects of our customer service lacking, I apologize that you were made to feel the way that you did. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed an amazing afternoon at the pools. So glad we made the trip here. The soak pool was particularly relaxing.

1  Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Waikite Valley Thermal Pools yesterday evening and had such a great time relaxing while taking in the country views, we also soaked in the private pool which you can adjust the temp of yourself! Theres also a great cafe and campsite there if...More

1  Thank NickW2681
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing experience! The private spa to ourselves was very romantic and had a beautiful view of the hot river flowing past. Many temperature options too. Really enjoyed exploring and learning about the process of which you get the water cooled from the spring to...More

1  Thank Jessie-lee M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a cozy place - a nice hot shower, clean toilets, lovely warm pools. It is such a wonderful place to relax and enjoy after being in the caravan for several days.

1  Thank Jingsze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to soak in the warm pools ranging from 30-42°. Its quiet and isolated from the city and surrounded by serene countryside. Its incredibly relaxing! Definitely worth a visit!

1  Thank Brizzexplorer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously awesome. Great amount of pools and thankfully due to being a little bit out of Rotorua, not as busy as Polynesian Spa. Didn't manage to do the eco trail or private pools. Will save those for my next trip down. Good facilities, great pools...More

2  Thank k1w1abroad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We camped here for a couple of nights on our tour round the country. It was lovely. Nice little campsite, not large but plenty of room. The thermal pools were nice and warm, and we particularly liked using them before they were open to the...More

1  Thank Andrew K
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13 October 2017|
Response from AlyshaP45 | Reviewed this property |
The season pass includes the use of all there spas except the private spas
6 July 2017|
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Response from WVTPManager | Property representative |
Hi there if you pay for the private pool or spa plus this also gives you access to the other public pools and Eco trail
20 February 2017|
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Response from 87 181 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie The facility is open every day except Christmas from 10 am. I don't recall the exact price, but think it was something like $25-30 per adult for general admission. It's about 30 minutes from Rotorua