Taupo: 19 Hot Pools in the Taupo Region

Interactive Map Showing Hotpools in The Taupo Region
A.C. Baths
Cnr Spa Road and A.C. Baths Avenue, Taupo
Nestled into a quiet valley, AC Baths is the perfect location to soak away your cares. Hot private geothermal mineral pools are self contained with their own garden setting, shower and change area. Temperatures range from 39 to 42 degrees and are perfect to keep you warm and eliminate any aches and pains. Complemented by a sauna and steam rooms plus a huge indoor and outdoor leisure pool at a warm temperature of 35...
Tokaanu Thermal Pools
Mangaroa Street, Tokaanu P.O. Box 181, Turangi
Tokaanu is a small village situated in a very pleasant quiet spot with a stream running through it. Boasting a Thermal bathing area a taonga of the Ngati Kurauia people a hapu of Ngati Tuwharetoa, which for generations has been recognised as having the 'wai ora (healing waters)'.The thermal waters and steam in generations past was used for puia (cooking with the steam) and boiling harakeke (flax) for raranga (weaving). This still happens today.Come...
Butchers Pool
Northeast of Golden Springs, near Reporoa
Butchers pool is named after a Mr Butcher one of the first settlers in reporoa. It was near his homestead and he and his family used it as a bath. He later 'gifted' this pool to the people of Reporoa and it has been upgraded during WW2 by persons who were 'objectors' as part of their work. It has since been greatly improved due to a substantial grant of money for the year 2000,...
The Tubs
Eastern side of Lake Ohakuri
There are two old bathtubs sitting in the stream bed that each have 2 hose tubes, one hot, one cold. You cram some rocks (or your togs...) into the plughole and then grab the hot hose that is fed by a small bubbling hotpool just up the hillside and draw yourself a bath. Go see the pool too, it is worth the small climb.
Akatarewa Stream
Eastern side of Lake Ohakuri
A nice naturally occurring pool, which is part of the Waikato river, on the banks of Lake Ohakuri. The thermal activity provides hot water all year round by means of a large pipe set into the bank.
Paradise
Eastern side of Lake Ohakuri
A little tricky to find but worth it! Past the nudist colony, there is a dirt road off to the left, park and walk down. If the main spot is too cold, follow the little track over above the spring and there is another, hotter pool about 15 metres along. Move downstream until you can bear it!
Tapuaeharuru Bay Springs
Lake Taupo
There are a number of hot water seepages from streams along the northeast shore of Lake Taupo. Water ponds in the sands behind buried impervious silica reefs at the lake edge; water can be exposed by erosion or shallow digging.
Otumuheke Stream, Spa Park
Waikato River, Taupo
A hot stream that flows into the Waikato River. The further you get from the stream the cooler the water as it mixes with the cold Waikato. Swim around to find your ideal temperature. Conditions vary depending on the rainfall.
Tarawera Hot Springs [CLOSED]
Taupo-Napier Highway
**UPDATE Aug 2013** Someone has pulled the hoses out so the tubs can no longer be used. (Kereama Williams, Hastings)
Taupo Hot Springs Spa
State Highway 5, Taupo
For decades, the soothing healing mineral waters and pure nature surrounding Taupo Hot Springs Spa in New Zealand's famous Lake Taupo Volcanic Zone have made it a 'must do' New Zealand Spa icon tourism attraction. When visiting and exploring the fascinating volcanic region that is Lake Taupo, New Zealand be sure to make Taupo Hot Springs Spa a priority on your travel itinerary.
Wairakei Terraces
Wairakei (8mins north of Taupo)
A beautiful pool with its own silica terraces, surrounded by native plantings. The water is a stunning blue colour with a silky feel. Uses separated water from the Wairakei geothermal project, to recreate something like the pink and white terraces. Quite pricy, but gorgeous, and well worth the visit.
Golden Springs Motel and Holiday Park
State Highway 5, Golden Springs
There are several small hot pools in the natural thermal stream. The first is shallow (30cm) and is ideal for kids and protected with a trellis and vines from the sun. The end one has a small waterfall and is waist deep. All are natural and part of the stream. There are a few others along the stream, and the temperature ranges from 38 Deg C at one end, to 28 Deg C at...
Braxmere
88 Waihi Road, Tokaanu
Set right on the southern edge of Lake Taupo, Braxmere is the place to get away from it all.We have ten individual lakeside studios located in one of the most amazing spots on lake Taupo. It’s the perfect place to ride, ski or catch the big one, whether it’s on the lake, in the river, or down the mountain. Combined with the best restaurant in the area, we’re confident Braxmere will be the perfect...
Taupo accommodation with thermal pools
Taupo City
There are 9 hotel/motel/camping grounds with thermal pools for their guestsMotelsBaycrest Lodge Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge Chelmswood Manor Clearwater Motor Lodge Karaka Tree Motel Lakefront Motor Lodge Thermal Spa Reef ResortCamping GroundsTaupo All Seasons Holiday Park
Tokaanu accomodation with thermal pools
Tokaanu Township, Taupo
There are 3 hotel/motel/camping grounds with thermal pools for their guestsOasis Motel and Caravan Park Rainbow Motel Tokaanu Lodge MotelRainbow Motel has 4 private natural hot mineral water plunge pools. The thermal water comes from a spring on site. Temperature range 38- 44 degrees.
Rotota Sun Club
Eastern side of Lake Ohakuri
Please Note: This hotpool is on private property. You will need to seek permission from the land owner before visiting. Contact details will be listed below if they are available.There are actually three hot pools here. Two natural ones in a stream that runs close to the grounds. The third is a hot tub filled from geothermal sources and emptied and refilled every day. This is by the lake for a cold plunge after!...
Rock ‘N’ River Rafting
203 Tuanga Street, Tokaanu
Please Note: This hotpool is on private property. You will need to seek permission from the land owner before visiting. Contact details will be listed below if they are available.Sadly we don't have a decent description for this hotpool. Can you write
Golden Springs
State Highway 5, Golden Springs
Please Note: This hotpool is on private property. You will need to seek permission from the land owner before visiting. Contact details will be listed below if they are available.This thermal stream rises next to State Highway 5 and runs through a Holiday Park. There are several soak pools for guests accommodated in Golden Springs Holiday Park and the thermal stream runs through a park like environment. The Summer Temperature is between 36 and...
The Honeymoon Pool (Te Kiri O Hine Kai Stream)
Near Wairakei Power Station, Taupo
Please Note: This hotpool is on private property. You will need to seek permission from the land owner before visiting. Contact details will be listed below if they are available.Sadly we don't have a decent description for this hotpool. Can you write one?
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Peach Tree Hot Springs
Bob Young Collection, Department of Conservation. Shows bushmen working in the logging industry cleaning up in a hot spring close to Peach Tree camp
Peach Tree Hot Springs
Paradise

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