Great Lake Taupo Hot Pools

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 are the natural thermal mineral waters of Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs, set amongst some of Taupo's most stunning native bush scenery. You’ll be spoilt for choice with two thermal outdoor pools, 12 private pools, fresh water pools, a children’s warm water playground and a giant dragon hydroslide. DeBretts is a firm favourite with families and ski bunnies heading back from a day on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu.

AC Baths is perfect for kids and family as its geothermally heated pools are safe for swimming under water and dive bombs. There's also a heated indoor and outdoor pool for those who want to get a few laps in too.

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, head to Wairakei Terraces Hot Pools to take advantage of their adults-only natural thermal springs. Their pools vary in temperature and are positioned below the silica terraces and waterfall to take full advantage of the Taupo geothermal water flow that is drawn to the earth’s surface from 1500 metres underground. The beautiful surroundings and native birdsong make Wairakei Terraces the perfect spot for a night of relaxation.

A favourite amongst backpackers and anyone on a budget is the Otumuheke Stream at Spa Park. This is a free hot stream that flows into the Waikato River and creates natural hot pools. Just keep an eye on your belongings and avoid bringing any valuables. More hot spots can be found dotted along the lakefront, look out for steam or ask a local, they’ll point you in the right direction.

Turangi & Tongariro thermal hot pools

Tokaanu Thermal Pools is a great swimming spot for the whole family. Located in the tranquil thermal village of Tokaanu, the Tokaanu Thermal Pools are fed by hot mineral springs. Indulge in a relaxing therapeutic soak in either a private mineral pool or the 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 toddler pool.

Mangakino thermal hot pools

The Mangakino Community Pool is popular with both locals and visitors. The pool is heated by solar and gas and closes during the winter months. It opens about mid October and closes around Easter (weather permitting).

  • Tokaanu Thermal Pools

    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.

    • Price $6 - $10
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Family Hot Pools Turangi Family Activities Turangi Rainy Days Turangi Water Activities
  • Genesis Energy Turangi Aquatic Centre

    The Turangi Aquatic Centre, situated in the centre of Turangi, provides hours of enjoyment for visitors and the community.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Family Hot Pools Turangi Family Activities Turangi Rainy Days Turangi Water Activities
  • Wairakei Terraces and Thermal Health Spa

    Silcia terraces, thermal bathing pools, massage therapy, Maori cultural experiences, geothermal tours ...

    • Price $18 - $98
    • Location Wairakei
    • Activity Girl's Weekend Hot Pools Spa Treatments Volcanic/Geothermal
  • Mangakino Community Pool

    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 winter months. It opens about mid October and closes around Easter (weather permitting). It is manned by a staff of fully qualified Lifeguards and assistants.

    • Location Mangakino
    • Activity Hot Pools Mangakino Rainy Days
  • Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs

    Unique thermal mineral hot pools with thrilling dragon hydroslide, children's interactive warm water playground, private pools and spa treatments.

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    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Family Girl's Weekend Hot Pools Spa Treatments Spas/Health Resorts and Thermal Bathing Pools Taupo Rainy Days
  • Taupo Events Centre

    Taupo Events Centre Sports Stadium is Taupo's largest indoor venue. It is located only five minutes from the CBD and has ample parking.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Family Hot Pools
  • AC Baths

    AC Baths is an all-weather, family-friendly, thermally heated pool complex that offers entertainment for everyone.

    • Price $3 - $7
    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Family Hot Pools Spas/Health Resorts and Thermal Bathing Pools Taupo Rainy Days
  • Otumuheke Stream, Spa Park

    The natural hot springs in Spa Park are considered a hidden gem. The hot springs are made up from a hot stream that flows into the Waikato River and creates natural hot pools.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Free Hot Pools