Waiotapu Bridge Hot Springs

Waiotapu Bridge Hot Springs

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19 Rankers Reviews

15 Face-to-Face

8 Thermal Pools

3 Waiotapu

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Free Hot Pools Between Rotorua and Taupo

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.

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North IslandRotorua RegionWaiotapu

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  • Thermal Pools
  • Free

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Taruo Toomsalv

Estonia

Ranking: 8/10

Really relaxing warm water to relax in after a long hike. You do not see springs like these anywhere else.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Mark Punter

Ranking: 5/10

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.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Sylvain Schiber

Ranking: 8/10

Nice but very crowded. You should come here early like for Kerosene Creek ;)

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Elizabeth Braidotti

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

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!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Matej Trampzer

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

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!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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David Schelensky

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

You can swim in the hot water with cold stream from the river. Use mud for your body. Good bath!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Jenny and Till

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Damien Estanguet

Ranking: 10/10

Don't miss it, a good memory from New Zealand!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Lilli Erni

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Natural pool where a cool and hot stream meet. Good to stop by and have a swim.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Sina Sacranie

England

Ranking: 10/10

Down to local knowledge we found this idyllic setting and totally free.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Dan Lawson

England

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Josefina Tassone

Argentina

Ranking: 10/10

Free and in the nature!! Love them.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Sara Berton

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

This is fantastic this Mother Nature! Surprising and relaxing time!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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