Morere Hot Springs

Morere Hot Springs

Morere Hot Springs


16 Rankers Reviews

11 Face-to-Face

20 Thermal Pools

2 Mahia

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A treat not to be missed – gorgeous hot and cold springs set amid 364 hectares of rain forest. Rare in the world of hot springs, the Morere Springs produce 250,000 litres a day of hot ancient sea water. Known for its therapeutic values, the water is piped to a series of public and private hot pools. It is definitely worth taking a walk on any of the various walks in the Morere Scenic Reserve, from 10-minute walks up to three hours. Especially famous for its nikau palms, the dense virgin rain forest is home to a wide range of native birds.


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North IslandTairāwhiti GisborneMahia


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Jet Henmans


Ranking: 9/10

Small, not too touristy and very beautifully located between Nikau Palm trees. It is a lovely place to relax for a couple of hours. The walk to the Nikau Pool is amazing!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Lucie Colpin


Ranking: 10/10

Perfect springs!! Clean, cheap, well situated and the walk was perfect.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Tereza Fajfroua

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

It was an amazing place with very hot water - $12.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Lois Moreland

New Zealand

Ranking: 3/10

It was a hot day and we only fancied the 20 min loop walk but there was a charge for it and we walked away as why should we have to pay for walking through our own NZ bush!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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wendygibb's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Under new management since July 1 2012.
Friendly, helpful owners, great place to visit.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Keegan Jansen

South Africa

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice, well looked after, great setting in the forest. Hot hot pools.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Petra & Rolf


Ranking: 10/10

Easy walk, nice private forest history.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Ute Janich


Ranking: 9/10

Nice hot springs near Gisborne in a forest with several walking tracks. Walk to the pools which are about 5minutes up the river.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Rissa W

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

The walk up to the top pools through the forest (only 10min) is well worth it. We had them all to ourselves, and it was a lovely amongst the nikau palms. bathroom and shower were clean. one of the nicer paid hot springs I've visited.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Liz & Jim

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Set in really nice bushland which has walking tracks within it that lead you to the hot springs. Fossiled seawater that bubbles up from the ground 30-40 degrees - very hot and good after a long journey.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Waitson's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

On SH2, south of Gisborne. Natural salt water, hot springs in themiddle of a rain forest. Good display boards on well maintained track.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Cool but warning about meninigitis isn't good. Location - not easy to see. Be carefull, don't put your head in the wake

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Smells nice. Quite fimiliar.

Reviewed over 12 years ago