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Tokaanu Thermal Pools

Mangaroa Street | Tokaanu, Tokaanu, New Zealand
+64 7-386 8575
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Disappointing

We went here to have a soak in the mineral pools heading inside, the sales person was uninterested... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
happyoneRussell
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Amazing after a day boarding

My boyfriend has been coming here for years and took me here after a wet, cold and tiring day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rach S
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  • Average15%
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“public pool” (41 reviews)
“hot water” (11 reviews)
“thermal pools” (28 reviews)
LOCATION
Mangaroa Street | Tokaanu, Tokaanu, New Zealand
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+64 7-386 8575
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"tongariro crossing"
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"trout"
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"free walk"
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in 9 reviews
"warm pool"
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"bit dated"
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"well worth the stop"
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"changing area"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here to have a soak in the mineral pools heading inside, the sales person was uninterested and didn't offer any help as we hadn't been here before. Be very aware that the public pool is only Thermally heated and was over chlorinated, which...More

Thank happyoneRussell
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend has been coming here for years and took me here after a wet, cold and tiring day boarding on the mountain. Was absolute bliss soaking in the hot water. Nothing flash but hey it’s low key and relaxing. Price is great too, $8...More

Thank Rach S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited these pools many times over many years, the whole facility is actually holding up pretty well. It would be nice to see it get a facelift but it has always been clean and tidy when we have visited. We always start off...More

Thank Glen E
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

A 40 min car journey down from Taupo delivered us to the entrance to the hot pools. Very low key welcome, almost uninterested, little or no refreshments available so not a great start. Basic cheap price to enter so could not complain to much. The...More

Thank Tony D
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Seeing the signs, we impulsively stopped for a soak as we drove through town. We booked a private pool, thought it was rather dated but still happy to use. Until i got in and realized how much hair was in the pool with me. And...More

Thank Jaya1460
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

After our spa pool died at home last year we have tried many soaking holes around the extended waikato and beyond. This spot is by far the best bang for our dollar and yes we have been to the flashy in rotovagas. it may not...More

Thank brendarowan
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Although the pools are a bit old, the place is good and pleasant and the staff members are very friendly. The prices are fair as well. There is also a walk path of about 15 - 20 minutes where you can see some thermal activities....More

Thank William L
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We called in here with another couple on our way from Wellington to Auckland. We chose the public pool option as oppossed to private. We changed into our togs in a very basic shed with toilets and a change area. There were no showers in...More

Thank AucklandWiz
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Have been coming here for years- super cheap and not crazy tourist prices. Pools are a bit dated but i know theyre getting revamped in a few months. Not jampacked with other tourists and there is a free thermal walk right next to it.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We wanted to try these pools to see if there is a benefit from the waters. We think there is. A lot less expensive than the flash mineral pools in Taupo or Rotorua. You can have a swim in the public pool after swimming in...More

Thank CantonaForever
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