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Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve

Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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Natural Spa Thermal Park with hot springs

We do not drive so it took us more than 1 hour to walk from Taupo central to the Spa Thermal Park... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
My favourite hot springs in NZ

A real gem to find, I was blown away by this beautiful spot that is a natural wonder. On the river... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“hot water” (28 reviews)
“waikato river” (25 reviews)
“main river” (7 reviews)
Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We do not drive so it took us more than 1 hour to walk from Taupo central to the Spa Thermal Park along the Waikato river. We had a nice walk from the viewing platform near bungy jump to the Scenic Reserve. However we decided...More

Thank BrandyZhao
Reviewed 6 days ago

A real gem to find, I was blown away by this beautiful spot that is a natural wonder. On the river banks you find these little beauties nestled away. There is a flowing waterfall at the top filling several little pools on the way down...More

1  Thank TravellingTay-92
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is simply amazing! why you would pay $20 to visit a concrete lined set of "thermal pools" when you can come here fo rfree is beyond me. We went on a Saturday morning an ddespite the car parks being fairly full it was...More

2  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm traveling with my dog, so headed here as it has a large dog exercise area. The park has beautiful views of the Waikato river. The free, no frills hot pools and river swim are great. A good place to stretch your legs (and your...More

Thank Oskar_Baxter
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a picnic and stayed for a couple of hours. Didn't even go to the falls or hot springs. We took our 3 kids here (5, 3 & 1 yrs old) and also went with other kids 5 - 11 yrs old. There is...More

Thank JumpingJezza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hot springs here run through a few small pools and out into the main river. It’s easy to find, free, no frills, and does exactly what it says it does. The area is generally clean and there are toilets available at the car park....More

Thank Dominic W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One hour walk from spa carpark to Huka falls or take one of the shared pathways for biking. bring your bathing suit and soak in free hot pools by bridge. This walk has some good photo opportunities. lots of people visit during school holidays and...More

Thank karina f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked out this place over the Christmas holiday when it was very busy. The hot thermal water is very hot, the main flow of the river leaving the lake and heading for the falls is quite cold. The trick is finding the right blending spot....More

1  Thank Gary Vaughan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on a busy day and after a fairly long walk from the parking lot it was refreshing to find a hot water spring with waterfall. The water was extremely hot on a hot day so it wasn't my favorite combination. There were people...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about 45 mins here with the family. Whilst it was busy we really enjoyed it. The main area is by the bridge but you can find a few areas further up the river to sit in but they are much hotter so beware. Great...More

Thank SFPrior
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18 April 2016|
Response from Karlos F |
June here is mid Winter, Granted Nz has a very Mild Winter.. Making this place perfect for a dip
18 April 2016|
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Response from BavarianAdventuress | Reviewed this property |
...but the water will still be warm :)