Turn off the State Highway at Wai-o-Tapu and directly beneath the bridge are free hot pools. These are formed by a stream that happens to be a perfect hot pool temperature.
North Island ▷ Rotorua Region ▷ Waiotapu
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Really relaxing warm water to relax in after a long hike. You do not see springs like these anywhere else.
Dirty, rubbish and beer bottles on the side. River was very muddy and not clear. It also smelt. Dipped my toes in and it was warm but wasn't tempted to swim.
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Nice but very crowded. You should come here early like for Kerosene Creek ;)
DO NOT MISS THIS! It was hands down my favourite experience, swimming in the hot and cold creek, rubbing our Rotorua mud all over my body, my skin was so smooth all over!
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We were sitting in the hot river with a waterfall while it was raining on us. It was the best feeling in New Zealand so far!
You can swim in the hot water with cold stream from the river. Use mud for your body. Good bath!
Jenny and Till
Directly located under a bridge is a hot stream that meets a cold river. There are separate ways to get into the water. Be careful: at the top it is really hot!
Don't miss it, a good memory from New Zealand!
Natural pool where a cool and hot stream meet. Good to stop by and have a swim.
Down to local knowledge we found this idyllic setting and totally free.
If you go just beyond the Wai-O-Tapu entrance there is a hot stream meeting a cold one under a bridge, you cannot miss it. It is a great place for a little dip.
Free and in the nature!! Love them.
This is fantastic this Mother Nature! Surprising and relaxing time!