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Relaxation with a happy ending

Highly recommend visiting the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. Not only for the thermal experience... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen O
A lovely day out

Really nice day to spend with the family. Good layout and staff very friendly and helpful. We will... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here once. When I go to a spa-like facility I usually want calmness ouch seclusion and that was the same thing I hoped for here. When arriving, half the persons there were families with kids. I get that not all spas could be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend visiting the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. Not only for the thermal experience, but for the prompt assistance granted to my father after he became overcome by heat from the hot pool. I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Karen O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wasted visit, paying $18 each to get into their cool to cold pools. The worst part is they charge you full price, and don’t even mention that they are having problems with getting the hot thermal water into the pools. They advertise a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice day to spend with the family. Good layout and staff very friendly and helpful. We will be back

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tersiat2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although states a Rotorua attraction should be aware it’s a 30 minute drive, staff friendly and enjoyable experience, different pools with different temperatures makes you dip in and out, we did get a private pool (in picture) quite novel but also quite small. I would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rhooseboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love Waikite with it's choices of pools from intimate to family. I especially like the pools where you can sit and look down the valley at natural bush and farmland.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bigheartjay
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to soak away driver fatigue. The hot pools are very soothing even on a warm day. The walk and descriptions of how it is all done are good. Adbise ro book ahead if camping as it gets full.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dave A
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Lake Taupo on recommendation by our cave guide back in Waitomo. Glorious day, we paid for a package which included: towel hire, bottle of water, access to all pools & 40 mins in a private pool. Also the eco...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Debs P
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This hidden treasure is definitely worth a visit. After many visits to Taupo & Rotorua over the years we decided to check out Waikite after day in Rotorua on our way back to Taupo. Well worth the visit - Best Thermal spa in my book....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank helenw-Wellywood2000
Reviewed 21 October 2018

The Waikite Valley Thermal pools were really nice and in a cozy setting. There were several pool options to bath in and the service was really good.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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