Golden Springs

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 38 Deg C. in the top soak pool (a bit cooler in winter and on rainy days). The water is considered as therapeutic and especially good for aching muscles. It is not recommended that the head is immersed in the water as is the case in most NZ natural thermal waters. There are small mosquito fish which have adapted to the warm waters but live in cooler sections. Along the stream there is a normal swimming pool open in the summer, as well as a childrens play area, a flying fox and a fern glade. The stream is set amongst large trees in places. It runs into a small drainage stream which flows past Reporoa Village which in turn runs into the Waikato River. [Hans, ]


The most popular section of this small thermal stream is located on the property of Golden Springs Holiday Park. This Holiday Park is located alongside State Highway 5 (GPS Loc. S-380 28’ 167 - E176018’ 463). It is almost half way between Rotorua and Taupo and the Golden Springs settlement is only 7Km from Reporoa, the nearest small town. [Hans, ]

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Bather Reviews
This place is a bad advertisement for an Kiwi Holiday Park. We had some Canadians staying next to us and they were concerned that all Holiday Parks in NZ were as bad as Golden Springs. The place is untidy and mostly unkept. Our room had leaking guttering over the entrance, maintenance required everywhere you look. I don't say this easily but the place is a dump. Some of the caravan and tent sites looked ok. I would never recommend Golden Springs and the review average score they have from the online booking site I used to book must be rigged. In order to run a Holiday Park you have to pay attention to the grounds and buildings, not sit behind a computer.
Rating: 1/10
Scott - New Zealand
28th November 2016
Good enough location and facilities. Cabins have character as they are older but certainly clean and well maintained. Also have campsite . No complaints and recommended for a relaxed and friendly stay.
Rating: 7/10
Rob -
6th August 2011
My family and I stayed about 20 minutes, just long enough to have a shower and see the uncleanliness of the facilities. the buildings looked in disrepair and the fence surrounding the pool was falling apart. I would not recommend any one to stay here, a massive disappointment.
Rating: -/10
Christine - Australia
13th January 2011
Hi, I am the proprietor of Golden Springs Holiday Park (since Jan 2008) and this natural thermal stream is available to all our guests staying in our camping and accommodation facility. The Holiday Park was established in before the 1940’s and the buildings are on the older side. However, they are well maintained and are cleaned daily. There are hot showers and clean toilets which are all registered and passed as part of the camping facility by the Rotorua District Council. We are inspected from time to time each year, and have not had any complaints from the council to date, and intend to continue to keep it that way. We appreciate your constructive views and comments and respond to these where improvements are necessary.
Rating: -/10
Hans -
8th May 2010
Terrible washing facilities for camping toilet old and dirty. Left after 10 minutes and owners refused to give refund. Not recommended.
Rating: 2/10
James -
10th February 2010
Great little pool and we were the only ones using it at the time. The motel accommodation wasn't super flash but it was clean and serviceable. The hot pool made all the difference to our stay.
Rating: 8/10
Vanessa - New Zealand
30th March 2009
This is an awesome little spot. We stayed there over Easter 08 and enjoyed the hot bubble pool in the morning with coffee and in the evening with a wine. To get to it you go along a little winding path with beautiful bush and bamboo, the pool isnt huge ~ maybe fit up to 8 or so comfortably. The bottom is pebbles so really nice underfoot and it is fed by a really pretty smooth waterfall. I loved it and would go back just to enjoy the hot spring!
Rating: 8/10
Sandra - New Zealand
29th April 2008

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