Free natural hot pools, in town! Choice!
Otumuheke Stream (hot river) winds its way through a series of small hot pools, merging with the mighty Waikato river at Spa Park in Taupo.
There is a walking track beside the stream, the higher you go the hotter the pools get.
Please respect the natural environment around you, keep the place clean and enjoy a soak in the thermal goodness!
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Really nice and free spot. You have kind of natural whirlpools beneath a beautiful river. We really enjoyed it.
Free thermal springs. When you are in the river, the mix of hot and cold is a strange sensation. Nice for a quick stop off.
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Two thermal springs trickle into the cold river and create an excellent set of bathing pools.
After a two hour hike, we were lucky enough to come across another hiker who informed us that the hot spring at the bridge at the beginning of our hike was worth the extra walk.
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It is really cool how the hot water from the spring mixes with the cold water. One moment you are cold, next thing you know the water is boiling. Very crowded though.
Free and wonderful. Nature has given a place where you can go and enjoy cold and hot water coming from the ground. But it can get too busy.
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Central location. Free. Good thing to do on a rainy day.
Nice hot springs to take a relaxing bath. No entry fee but kind of crowded for sunset. Bring some cold beers.
It is like a hot tub, just without bubbles! Very lovely! Do watch out for the carpark gate - it closes at 8pm.
Really amazing and mind blowing that you swim in the river and it is really hot. It is a little bit overcrowded.
Fantastic hot water - relax.
It was free and safe to stay with the car and the river was really chilly.
A 40 minute walk from the Huka Falls to reach the pools. It is simply a bay where two hot streams are merging with the Waikato River and you can sit and relax.