Smythe Hut Hot Spring, Upper Wanganui River

Smythe Hut Hot Spring, Upper Wanganui River
West Coast
Wanganui River

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This series of pools is on the True Left of the Wanganui River about 200m downstream of Smyth hut. The GPS\'d position of the lower larger pool is NZTM2000 E1425057 N5213782 (for the Topo 50 maps) There is a marked walking route which is the same as for DOC\'s Smyth hut. Allow one big day to walk in one way. Some people break the journey by staying at Hunters hut about half way in to the pools. [Trevor Kaniere, Kehutahi, Westland]

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Bather Reviews
Very good series of pools. The larger lower one is big enough for a group of people & is a nice temperature. Further upstream there are more pools with one about 20m above the bigger pool where the track comes out being quite hot. (Around 40 degrees Celcius) Handy to Smyth hut!
Rating: 8/10
Trevor Kaniere - Kehutahi, NZ
5th January 2012
when i went there it was lovely andwould have been the best time ever if not for all the sexual deviants cavorting about the hot spring. the hut was nice but the hot springs were sadly off limits for my grandson and daughter.
Rating: -/10
dude totally - hartland
10th June 2013
excellent hotpools, we do an overnight white water heli rafting trip up there, check out our website for details then drop us a line to book, huge discounts for kiwis
Rating: -/10
josh - nz
30th November 2009
Fantastic after a hard trip in the hills. Good temperature, deep enough, hardly any sludge, only 5mins from hut. Tough walk between road and hot pools though.
Rating: 9/10
Rob Frost - Christchurch
19th June 2007

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Rob Frost
Source: Christchurch
Rob Frost
Source: Christchurch