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Fabulous walk followed by a hot soak

We walked the Mangakawa track - took about 2 hours - steep up and down. Walking boots a must for... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Nicola B
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Great way to relax

After an 8.5hour drive round the East Cape the day before it was great to relax in these pools. The... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Ian S
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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Therapeutic Natural Mineral Springs set amongst one of the largest tracts of lowland rainforest remaining on the East Coast.
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State Highway 2, Morere, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We walked the Mangakawa track - took about 2 hours - steep up and down. Walking boots a must for the last bit which involves crossing the river several times. A fabulous walk- so typically New Zealand. We followed this by a soak in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

After an 8.5hour drive round the East Cape the day before it was great to relax in these pools. The plunge pool is freezing but refreshing. Being in the rainforest is pretty cool too. Easy path makes them accessible. The cafe's toasted sandwiches are yummy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ian S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

There are a lot of geothermal wonders in New Zealand, and there are places with more to offer than Morere. But, if you can't get to those other areas (Rotorua or surrounding), this could be worth a visit. The staff were very friendly, and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Holden236
Wendy G, Manager at Morere Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks for your review, yes rustic, no frills is correct. If you are looking for geothermal wonders Rotorua is the place, we do not have bubbling water or geysers here. What we do have is very ancient fossilized water which is a rare example of...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Stunning Nikau bush with selection of walks. Pools are clean with many to choose from. We Iove the walk up to the Nikau pools. Staff very welcoming.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gary S S
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Nice 5-10 minute walk through native bush to hot pools. Three separate pools with differing temperatures. Cold, warm and hot. Worth a stop. The 20min loop track is good to do as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GrahamG1051
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Take the short walk through the paved forest path and you'll be rewarded with not only beautiful Nikau and New Zealand fauna but the Nikau hot pools. So relaxing, esp. if you've been on the road for a while, the best way to unwind in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Maria T
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Best described as an oasis. This is something to experience. I loved the walk to the hot pools at the back. Really worth a visit and good hot soak.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 735anneked
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We read a lot of reviews about this place how good it was. Well we were there on an overcast rainy day. We were very disappointed with the hot springs, it was just like a very commercial swimming pool, the upper pools were just small...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gjsamson
Wendy G, Manager at Morere Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

It is about the highly mineralized ancient seawater and this last bit of coastal native bush on the east coast and our beautiful Flora & Fauna. The caliphonts needed to be turned back on after our power cuts. Sometimes it takes time to realize they...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018

It's been a long time since I visited, It was all that I remembered and more. Always relaxed after swimming here,and loved we had accommodation just across the road.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We visited the Hot Springs over Easter. The walks are wonderful and the paths, for New Zealand standard, very well maintained. We were lucky enough to be there on a day when the weather was perfect. We saw several different mushroom varieties, stunning bush and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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DanniJM
18 April 2018|
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Response from Wendy G | Property representative |
Yes, it is fine.
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swimmons99
11 November 2016|
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$12 per adult, $6 per child. Check out web site. Open 10am to 6pm
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JennyH2434
2 September 2016|
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Sorry not on site across the road there is at Morere tearooms
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