Taupo, Turangi & Tongariro Hot Pools
Have a relaxing soak at Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs
Great Lake Taupo is a year-round water destination. As well as lakeside activities, there are some fantastic hot pools - including thermally heated mineral pools that can be enjoyed all year round.
Taupo Thermal Hot Pools
Taupo is blessed with several hot spots, both paid and free. A favourite with both adults and kids alike is the natural thermal minerals of Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs, set amongst some of Lake Taupo's most stunning native bush scenery. Choose from 2 hot thermal outdoor pools, 12 private pools, fresh water pools, a childrens warm water playground and a giant dragon hydroslide.
AC Baths is suitable for kids and family as its geothermal-heated pools are safe for swimming under water and dive bombs - a great favourite with the kids. There's also a heated indoor and outdoor pool for those who want to practise their lap swimming. Renovation works are underway so check with them on which facilities are currently available.
If you are looking for peace and quiet, Wairakei Terraces Hot Pools will be your best best as the natural thermal springs are adults only. Their pools of varying temperatures are strategically positioned below the silica terraces and waterfall, taking full advantage of the geothermal water flow that is drawn to the earth’s surface from 1.5 kilometres underground.
A favourite amongst backpackers, the Otumuheke Stream at Spa Park is a hot stream that flows into the Waikato River and creates natural hot pools. Just be careful of your belongings and try not to bring anything valuable. More hot pools can be found dotted along the lake front. Look out for steam or ask any of our friendly locals.
Turangi Tongariro Thermal Hot Pools
Tokaanu Thermal Pools is great for the whole family
Located in the tranquil thermal village of Tokaanu, the Tokaanu Thermal Pools offer hot mineral springs for you to indulge in a relaxing therapeutic soak in either a private mineral pool or heated freshwater outdoor pool. Families can also head to the Genesis Turangi Aquatic Centre, situated in the centre of Turangi. The indoor heated facilities include a 25 metre leisure and training pool, a 1.8m deep activity pool, a learners pool and a toddlers pool.
Mangakino Thermal Hot Pools
The Mangakino Community Pool is popular with both locals and visitors. The pool is heated by solar and gas but is closed during the winter months. It opens about mid October and closes around Easter (weather permitting).
Pools - Water Activities
Wet 'n Wild Slides are running our "Waterslide Mania Taupo" event again this summer from 28th Dec 2013 to 2nd Jan 2014. There will be four inflatable waterslides set up...View Website
Riverside Park Amphitheatre, Taupo
This family pool is a great asset to the Mangakino community, popular with both locals and visitors. The pool is heated by solar and gas but is closed during the...View Website
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