Ngawha Springs

Ngawha Springs


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Anna Wooster


Ranking: 7/10

Great, cheap, local hot springs in Ngawha, Northland. Great choice of temperatures and pools. Note: remove all jewellery - will tarnish silver. Wear an old swimsuit, the smells hang around for days, other than that, a great hidden spot.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Marie Brauherr


Ranking: 10/10

For $4 per person, we had a really nice evening in the hot pools with different temperatures from cold to extremely hot. Furthermore the mud was good for your skin and it was nice to talk with the locals.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Stella and Merle


Ranking: 9/10

An awesome off the beaten path experience.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Erick Meevers


Ranking: 7/10

What you can expect from thermal baths, some basic holes for swimming with the familiar smell, but has the most awesome owner who let us in all night after closing.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Naelan Le Borgue


Ranking: 9/10

Really cheap, $4, and relaxing, a great place to meet locals and enjoy a warm bath, but you stink of rotten eggs for a long time afterward.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Agathe Dupuis


Ranking: 9/10

Only $4, really great, not so popular, not too touristy, pools authentic and typically kiwi. But no showers and we seek after that!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Fabian Brand


Ranking: 7/10

Pretty cheap with $5PP. But it was not very clean and hard to reach. The hot pools were great but the location was pretty ugly and dirty.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Hot spring pools in use for 700+ years... and little changed. Spiritually fulfilling.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Cheap at $3 and really relaxing.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Natural, local mud pools, Students pay $3 only. 12 baths available. Very smelly!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Rotorua Thermal springs eat your heart out! ... Ngawha Springs is the real deal ... authentic, natural and the 'real deal'

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A more natural (real mineral mud!), invigorating and value for money option that Rotorua's rather sterile spa baths.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Bonny Doon

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

My fav hot pools in New Zealand. Genuine kiwi hospitality and lots of northland characters to talk to when in the pools. The waters are supposed to be full of minerals and plenty of the oldies I met there swear by its healing properties. From treating skin conditions to helping eyesite. I just loved the choice of 8 different pools, combined with the interesting company. With an entry price of $5 for the whole day (you can return later on and use the same ticket), Ngawha Springs are all good.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago