Hot pool bathing in pure geothermal waters of Te Manaroa Spring

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 on our 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 our main Settlers pool (35-38°C) and adjoining toddlers' beach area as well as the sit 'n' soak pool (38-40°C) and our luxurious tranquil garden and pergola pools. Our spacious changing rooms, with toilets and high pressure hot showers, are family-friendly and also offer wheelchair access.

Enjoy nature’s ambience in one of our 4 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 are done relaxing in our pools enjoy a delicious drink and hot snack from our Pukeko in a Ponga Tree Cafe.  We also have 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.