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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It was raining quite heavily when we got here. Still we thoroughly enjoyed and spent a good hour and a half here beyond which you start feeling very thirsty & dehydrated. Get your own soap and shampoo for a post pool scrub. Water on tap is available so keep having small sips between. Temperature is quite comfortable ranging between 38-42...

Thank themanfromearth
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Fantastic place! We stayed the night in our campervan and had a fantastic experience. For $44 NZD including access to the hot pools it was also a great value. The pools were so relaxing - we actually found it less crowded during the day then at night when all the campers were using the pools. No wifi makes it the...

Thank clinegirl
Bampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016

What a great campsite !! I found it by chance and oh what a find. Set in a beautiful thermal valley the campsite's swimming pool and numerous hot tubs are feed from a natural hot spring from which water gushes at 98ºc. After a full day of adventures do your laundry whilst relaxing in a hot tub - sheer luxary.

Thank Duncan M
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small thermal pool attraction. Good value for money. You are able to hire towels on arrival and secure your belongings in lockers. Very relaxing as we almost had the whole place for ourselves. Includes a nice nature walk to the source. Well worth the 20 minute drive.

Thank Mixlatek 2
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

About half an hour of windy road out of Rotorua - you will find this treasure. Very few of the thermal pools in town allow kids in all areas - usually they are confined to one pool with the adults left to enjoy the rest. No such restrictions here. The kids are free to enjoy all six thermally heated pools...

Thank Onthegokidintow O
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We didn't camp here, but did take the 30odd minute drive out from Rotorua to have a soak in the hotpools. We thought the entry fee was a little steep for what it was, but we certainly had a great time in the end and really appreciated the good service from both the ladies who were on duty the evening...

Thank Gemma R
Senec, Slovakia
Reviewed 18 May 2016

After a long day, this campervan place was great place to stay, because the pools were included in the campervan spot price. We loved them. The temperature in April was not that high, so the HOT pools were great. The temperature in the pools was from 35 to 41 degree. In the Thermal pools areal was an Eco trail, which...

Thank Celebrex8
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Good value here. You can pay for a pitch on the campsite and get free usage of the pools. 'Thermal pools' sounds exotic doesn't it? Although it's well built and well attended to (I saw staff dipping thermometers into the water to check temperatures) I'm still not sure if I like sitting in a giant hot bath with a load...

Thank Dave C
Kilauea, Hawaii
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed camping at this place… It allowed you to experience the hot pools when the public was not around and it was a very peaceful place to sleep. We recommend you call ahead (we spoke to Poppy and she was great... Professional and friendly, while still running a busy establishment) and ask for one of the camping sites...

Thank Kai_Aloha_Traveler
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 April 2016

If you camp here, you get free use of all the heated pools (except the private ones) at no additional charge even before the facility opens to day trippers. This is a great deal. The camp site facilities are not too big, quiet and well run. Kitchen is available to use and the restaurant/cafe serves good food. The couple next...

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Address: Waikite Valley Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Number of rooms: 20
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“This is a campsite not a hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 762duncanm, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go there early afternoon, especially their powered sites are quite popular.”
 of 5 bubbles chooch4649, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We camped. It's a very small site, but they're good enough. The unpowered sites are nicely tucked-away in a little grassy alcove. The powered sites are next to the buildings on a gravel surface, so I preferred the privacy and quiet of the grass area.”
 of 5 bubbles J7373ZNpaulg, 5 Feb 2014 | Read review
“For privacy, choose the private suites. Each pool has a different temperature so you can pick what suits. The private suites, you can adjust your preferred temperature as needed.”
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 of 5 bubbles fishinwater, 11 Oct 2013 | Read review
“This is a thermal pool complex with an adjoining camping area. It's not a hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles SpidaChik, 6 Jan 2013 | Read review
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