Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a unique place to go to experience the ‘Living Waters’ of the Te Manaroa Spring, the largest single source of 100% pure boiling water in New Zealand. These very waters cascade into our main splash poolsit and soak pool (38-40C) also, our new luxurious Tranquil Garden pool. We have new changing rooms with toilet and shower areas for families and the physically challenged. (35-38C), adjoining toddlers beach area and the sit and soak pool (38-40C) also, our new luxurious Tranquil Garden pool. We have new changing rooms with toilet and shower areas for families and the physically challenged.
Enjoy nature’s ambience of one of our private spas. You can control the temperature of your own pool looking out onto Waikite Valley, native bush and the geothermal activity surrounding you.
We also have an informative Eco-Trail of both geological and botanical interest. This educational walk takes you to the Te Manaroa Spring. Along the way you will learn about ferns and mosses that are unique to just a few geothermal areas in the southern Rotorua area.
After enjoying our unique waters and exploring the Eco-Trail, relax with a bite to eat from the ‘Pukeko in a Ponga Tree’ Cafe. Our extensive and creative menu caters for everyone using fresh ingredients for our Kiwi cuisine. The cafe has a spacious outdoor seating area and the covered patio looks out over the pools and out onto the valley beyond.
Adjoining the pool complex is a 20 site campground with shower, laundry & kitchen facilities. Because we are so handy to other attractions in the area, we are an ideal spot for those passing through traveling by van or those who are tenting.
Situated 25 min. south of Rotorua off SH5. Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is the perfect place to relax and unwind all year round.
Pools are open 7 days per week (except Christmas Day) from 10am to 9pm first pools drained 8:30pm. Pukeko in a Ponga Tree Cafe open from 12noon -7pm daily (although cafe can close at any time without warning) .
All pools are drained daily.
First pool is drained at 8.30pm
To enhance your bathing experience, all pools at Waikite Valley are drained and refilled each night. You won’t find bathing water this pure anywhere else in New Zealand!