The pure natural calcite-laden thermal water at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is sourced from the spectacular Te Manaroa Spring. To enhance the thermal bathing experience, all pools are emptied, cleaned and refilled daily – this means visitors won't find bathing water this pure anywhere else in New Zealand!

Added bonuses are the heated changing facilities with high pressure hot showers, eco-trail to the 98°C Te Manaroa Spring, licensed café, and an adjoining 27-site camp ground. Situated 25 minutes south of Rotorua, 6km off SH5, Waikite Valley Thermal Pools has options for all from private pools, sit ‘n’ soak, splash pool and toddlers’ beach area. Hours are 10am-9pm 364 days a year. The first pool is drained nightly at 8:30pm.