Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park


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Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park is Rotorua’s closest holiday park to the internationally renowned mountain biking trails in the Whakarewarewa Forest & only a few minutes from the city centre. Guests are welcome to use our onsite free hot mineral pools.

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park’s relaxing park-like grounds are the perfect place to base yourself for your Rotorua stay. We are the closest holiday park to the mountain biking tracks for all levels in the Whakarewarewa Forest. We are only a few minutes away from the City Centre, and conveniently located within walking distance to popular geothermal attraction Te Puia where you can see the world famous Pohutu Geyser. The Rotorua Golf Club, New Zealand’s only geothermal golf course is located within walking distance.

Rotorua has many magnificent sights and top tourist attractions, many offering a free on-site pick up service. Our knowledgeable front of house team are more than happy to assist with advice and booking, some discounts are available to attractions and activities for our guests.

We offer a wide range of affordable Rotorua accommodation options including campsites, cabins, backpacker dorms, and our new modern motel units. Our accommodation options are ideal for families, mountain bikers, campers, backpackers, groups and school trips.

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park’s campgrounds are the perfect place to pitch your tent or park your campervan. We have plenty of sites for you to enjoy a classic kiwi camping experience.

All guests have access to our well maintained communal kitchen facilities, gas BBQs, bathrooms, laundry, TV rooms, swimming pool (seasonal), kids play area and kids mountain bike track. A visit to Rotorua is not complete without soaking in our free hot mineral pools which are accessible to all guests.

Booking for a large group? Ask about our group discounts. Pets welcome on the park by prior arrangement, however they are not allowed in the accommodation so please bring a mobile home for them with you. NZMCA discounts available for direct bookings only.

Come and meet the friendly team at Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park, we welcome you to stay.


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Jo's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Good location for mountain biking. Thermal hot pools and outdoor pool were amazing. Facilities need updating.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Lorelle's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

As a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids) we love our stay here. Clean and tidy and very comfortable warm cabins. The thermal’s pools are deliciously hot even in the middle of winter. Staff were very friendly. Close to town and mountain biking- we’ll be back!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Reba's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

I paid $20 per night for an unpowered tent site, and set up under a tree which was fairly private although the tent site is a field. There was unlimited access to hot pools, a decent kitchen and dining area, a living room with outlets, and showers. There are no utensils or cookware out, but available for rent. Lots of friendly Kiwis camping here as well, instead of just tourists. Close to mountain biking, which is why I picked the spot.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Jenny's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Booked two nights in a powered site for motorhome. Basically a dust bowl of a parking space next to a covered walkway. Communal facilities were extremely busy. Kitchen consisted of 5 kitchen bays, each bay with stove/stove with oven, bench space, and sink. Generally well laid out with lots of additional features, microwaves, toasters etc. Dining room was roomy, but busy. Bathrooms were dated and stainless steel shower tray was slippery. Kids pool was popular with kids not warm, and hot pools disappointing could be cleaner.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Julianne McKie


Ranking: 8/10

Good value to camp and unlimited use of thermal pools until close then able to access again early am before opening. Busy site, kitchen facilities ( hot plate took a long time to cook on), laundry facilities, drying room and hot showers and toilets. Great place to unwind after long day of driving. Food available to purchase from cafe a bit expensive and not that great.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Bites's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Stayed in the non-powered camper area which was a field. Managed to park the van near a picnic table which was nice, otherwise you’re out in the open a tad. Kitchen decent, no cooking supplies though. Very close to the mountain biking which is nice. Simple and a bit dated but it is what it is.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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frans van schie

Ranking: 7/10

clean everything you need is here including friendly staff

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Chelle's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

The hot pools are nice but the facilities are dated and not all of the BBQs had gas connected so we had to hunt around to find one that was working to be able to cook. It's untidy previous guests old socks on the floor of the pitch. There aren't any views to admire of an evening.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Jeanne's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Costs: 45$ powered campsite, 2persons, 1night
+ big kitchen with almost all electronic appliance
+ thermal hot pools
+ hot showers, no extra charge
+ bathrooms and kitchen clean
- strong smell
- paid wifi
- no charm, didn’t feel cozy
All in all a good stay for a night but not more.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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New Caledonia

Ranking: 6/10

Interesting place because it's very close to the Wai O Tapu thermal wonderland. The free thermal pool are a good place to have a break at the end of the day.
But sleeping here was hard. The campground is little, and we couldn't even open the doors of our campervan. Some other cars came and parked too close. And of course they spent hours opening and closing their doors. The campground is not cheap, a bit more space would be appreciated

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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The Weathersons

Ranking: 6/10

What a shame. This could be a really nice site but it needs some attention. The powered sites need tidying and weeding. It is a great location however for the geysers and for mountains biking so I would recommend for location.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ronald Daigneault

Ranking: 6/10

Staff were friendly. Paid wifi came in handy. Site was pretty open to neighbours. Thermal pools were pretty industrial and exposed but free and used by us. The older kitchen was freezing cold and no supplies whatsoever. I believe you could hire cooking stuff if needed. The bathrooms as well were just cement floors but the showers were hot and no lines.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Lucy Winfield

Ranking: 6/10

Winter review - Happy enough with the facilities - free hot springs (can get busy, and awkward), hot showers (temp and pressure both mediocre), helpful friendly staff, pretty grounds. Would've been nice to have an area to dry out towels and swimmers though.

Reviewed about 4 years ago