Hari Hari Hot Pools

Hari Hari Hot Pools

Lower Wanganui River



5 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

29 Thermal Pools

2 Harihari



Free Hot Pools - Take your Sandfly repellent

Nicely accessible hot pools near the main road. Pretty untouched, but try it on a sunny day when the sandfly's aren't quite as thirsty.


Feature Value Info


South IslandWest CoastHarihari


  • Thermal Pools
  • Free


Drew's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Could not find these pools if my life depended on it! The road has fallen away in sections and when I got to the bridge as what was written in the review below we had no idea where to go next! Got completely lost, but it was a cool walk and adventure anyway :) could someone post new directions if they know how to find these

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Manuela Loza

Ranking: 8/10

Park your car at the carpark beside the powerstation and walk a few meters to the entrance with the signs of the walkways, then follow the path until you reach a bridge and follow a small path to the river where you follow the by hopping over the stones to the bigger river. Then cross a small cold stream and the small stream for the hot temperature. There are several hotspots. Do not forget repellent, the sandflies are beastly!! If you have, take a tool with you to dig.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Ranking: 1/10

The road that should lead to the pools was cut by fences and transformed into a chicken yard and we could not go through. Great gravelled coop, some happy chickens.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Alfons Haddock

Ranking: 10/10

We visited the pools in June. A bit difficult to spot them, as they are located in the river basin. Could be that they disappear when the river carries more water. Dig your own pool and you will be rewarded with warm water right next to the cool river. Found one mud-built pool, max. knee deep. Had a great time with beautiful view, sandflies were gentle when we were in the water.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Samuel Tohko


Ranking: 10/10

Really convenient by the road, not touched by tourists,

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014