Waikite Valley Thermal Pools
23 locals recommend
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Amazing hot pools set in a rural setting. Waikite is a great place to relax and soak up the warm geothermal water. They have a neat little eco walk too, where you can see where the hot water comes from.
The thermal pools are very clean and are drained and refilled every night. Situated 25 minutes south of Rotorua off SH5, perfect place to relax and unwind. The largest single source of 100% pure geothermal water in NZ. There is also a cafe on site.
A 30 minute drive from town but lovely hot pools in a quiet valley in the countryside.
Well, what a dismal photo for a gorgeous series of hot pools tucked into the bush ... do not be deceived; the pool complex is one of the old originals, reasonable entry fee, barebones cafe available. Close to Rainbow Mountain
Waikite Valley Thermal Hot Pools are lovely and this is where a lot of locals from Rotorua go.