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Waiariki Pools (Ngawha Springs Hot Pool)

Ngawha Springs Road, Kaikohe 0472, New Zealand
+64 9-405 2245
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Natural thermal pools

Lovely way to end a busy day to soak those aching muscles. Very rustic with no frills and loved... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tazzsa
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Auckland, New Zealand
via mobile
Great soak in the storm

Loved going here as a child and was great to go back to. In Rotorua you’d pay big money for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
traceyc405
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“aches and pains” (10 reviews)
“hidden gem” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Ngawha Springs Road, Kaikohe 0472, New Zealand
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+64 9-405 2245
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"changing rooms"
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"long time"
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"new zealand"
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"healing properties"
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"no frills"
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"authentic experience"
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"per adult"
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"great value for money"
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"take away"
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"natural setting"
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"sore muscles"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely way to end a busy day to soak those aching muscles. Very rustic with no frills and loved it. Great choices of pools and temperatures. Even had the colder ones when the heat gets too hot. Been to the touristy ones in Rotorua and...More

Thank tazzsa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved going here as a child and was great to go back to. In Rotorua you’d pay big money for the same soaker pools. The cost $4/adult reflects the facilities no showers but if you’re aware it doesn’t matter. Felt fantastic after our visit. Hidden...More

Thank traceyc405
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Natural hot mineral waters that haven't been ruined by artificial modernisation. Wide range of water temperatures to soak in and the minerals make you feel great The pool surrounds are lovely old timber worn smooth by years of hands and feet and bottoms. Although the...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Wonderful place, kept in line with Maori culture, $4 in, changing rooms, toilets, cold shower outside, pools range from carbon based to cooler healing mud pools, visit as many as you wish & stay for as long as you like within the opening hours, wonderful...More

3  Thank 121,250
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Splendid place to take the waters, unfettered by designer facilities or twanky chic-ery etc. A simple basic delight - nine or ten (approx) small wood lined open air pools. Temperatures noted on the board and, on the day, varying from about 34 to 45 degrees....More

1  Thank decline421
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

A great little hot pools with a very rustic and basic layout. Friendly staff and a good spot to relax mid way along the cycle trail.

1  Thank NicolaFoote
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed 2 hour soak in the pools alternating hot warm cool and some mud treatment It was fantastic value and quiet location off the main road Great place to relax

Thank Wendy Z
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Only about 30 minutes drive from Paihia these hot pools are all at varying temperatures. They are not fancy and clinical but instead you can sense this is a traditional Maori healing place. The heat and mud are great to cure any aches and pains....More

1  Thank Margreet S
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We went searching for these hot springs but were very disappointed that there was not much to see. If your looking for a hot spring soak this might be for you. It didn’t look very inviting to us.

Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Me an my pregnant partner visited here this morning, You get what you pay for it’s not very well kept thought I was going fall though the walk way on way in, The pools are what they are it’s relaxing but keep all your belongings...More

Thank dcbm3
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Linda095
10 February 2018|
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Response from Jenny M | Reviewed this property |
there was a cold water shower outside very public but I did not use it.
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Jesslyn C
3 July 2017|
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Response from nzgirl68 | Reviewed this property |
Kids are allowed, so assume that means toddlers. Won't be too cold in September as the pools are all warm. Just make sure you gave warm clothes to pop on after your swim. The changing rooms are basic and cold so make sure... More
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eshowegurl88
18 May 2017|
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Response from 8623PaulineS | Reviewed this property |
I am not too sure whether there are tours or buses go there, the best way is by car or bike, it is only 5 km out of Kaikohe. Maybe the Kaikohe information centre knows of other transport options.
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