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Waiariki Pools (Ngawha Springs Hot Pool)

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Kaikohe’s Best Kept Secret

Ngawha’s hot springs are just a few kilometres outside town and a must visit. There are a number of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St Kilda East, Australia
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This was a return after almost 60 Years

I first went to Ngawha springs when I was a child travelling with my Grandparents. I was a little... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ngawha Springs Road, Kaikohe 0472, New Zealand
+64 9-405 2245
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All reviews aches and pains hidden gem changing rooms long time healing properties no frills authentic experience per adult great value for money sulphur smell varying temperatures entry fee wide range place is great take away local spot traditional maori
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ngawha’s hot springs are just a few kilometres outside town and a must visit. There are a number of pools of varying temperatures set in a very natural situation. Don’t be put off by photographs that make it look crude. It is natural, cheap ($4...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank upperhutt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first went to Ngawha springs when I was a child travelling with my Grandparents. I was a little over 5 years Old. I made this trip a bucket list item. It is different than I remember but also the same. The hot pools are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ColinC2437
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was on my way going to Pahia and I occasionally saw the sign for it - only 3 km from the main street. It was fantastic. 4 NZD and you are in. Only 5 other guests - all in a good mood. There are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Saschasss
Reviewed 5 February 2019

They have several outdoor pools with different temperature each. There are also few cold ones as well if you need to cool down. I would say it's perfect for any weather conditions. Drinking water is supplied. Nature surrounds you.Everything cost just $4 and you can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mateusz Ż
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Several mineral baths scattered throughout the premises, each one at varying temperatures. The day was overcast with light drizzle of rain so the pools was a perfect way to relax with the rain cooling off the heat. Most definitely worth the money In fact I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Keilarnamak
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Don't expect azure, crystal-clear water in tropical garden setting. This collection of small inky pools in somewhat rustic surroundings delivers a real thermal bathing experience. The water has healing properties; I'm told some people park up in their campervans for a week and bathe three...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Freda L
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We knew that this was going to be a natural/rustic experience, and it was. The price was right, and the volunteer at the front was very friendly. We've been to a number of hot springs - some super developed, and some not. While the experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank HHinMexico
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

I've been to flashier, more modern thermal pools/springs with all sorts of extras. But hot mineral water is still just hot mineral water. The facilities were very basic, but everything was clean and in good condition. You will not beat this for the $4 entry...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank X773POjamesf
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We’d been recommended to visit this place by a number of people. It’s super cheap and the water ranges in temperature depending on how hot you like it. There are showers for rinsing off afterwards and the locals are friendly.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jessisaw
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Recently I visited this attraction which was disappointing to say the least. The facilities were tired, dated. Surfaces were slippery and the pools were in need of repair and upgrade. It was not worth the 30 min drive from Paihia.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank tasha_moynahan
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10 February 2018|
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Response from Jenny M | Reviewed this property |
there was a cold water shower outside very public but I did not use it.
Jesslyn C
3 July 2017|
Response from nzgirl68 | Reviewed this property |
Kids are allowed, so assume that means toddlers. Won't be too cold in September as the pools are all warm. Just make sure you gave warm clothes to pop on after your swim. The changing rooms are basic and cold so make sure... More
18 May 2017|
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Response from 8623PaulineS | Reviewed this property |
I am not too sure whether there are tours or buses go there, the best way is by car or bike, it is only 5 km out of Kaikohe. Maybe the Kaikohe information centre knows of other transport options.