Geothermal experience and hot pool bathing in 100% pure natural geothermal waters overlooking Waikite Valley, native bush and surrounding geothermal activity.
Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a unique place to come and experience the ‘Living Waters’ of the Te Manaroa Spring, the largest single source of 100% pure boiling geothermal water in New Zealand.
Take a stroll along the informative geothermal Eco-Trail. Of geological and botanical interest, this educational walk leads to the the violently magnificent Te Manaroa Spring. Watch in awe as the spring discharges thousands of litres of geothermal energy into the Otamakokore Stream that winds its way downstream leaving a trail of calcite formations in its wake.
The pure spring water of Te Manaroa Spring cascades into the main Settlers pool (35-38°C) and adjoining toddlers' beach area as well as the sit 'n' soak pool (38-40°C) and luxurious tranquil garden and pergola pools. Spacious changing rooms, with toilets and high-pressure hot showers, are family-friendly and offer wheelchair access.
Enjoy nature’s ambience in one of our four private spas (must be pre-booked). Control the temperature of your individual private pool, which looks out over Waikite Valley, native bush and surrounding geothermal activity.
Once you're finished relaxing in the pools, enjoy a delicious drink and hot snack from Pukeko in a Ponga Tree Café onsite. There's also a 26-site campground adjoining the pool complex, with both powered and non-powered sites available, should you wish to stay on in beautiful Waikite Valley.