Taipo River Hot Springs

Taipo River Hot Springs
West Coast
Taipo River, Arthur\'s Pass

From Taipo river start, good track all way to Julia hut. Some river crossing but safe enough with caution. In hut log book is good directions from DOC. Walk out front door of hut to track directly in front, follow track to gorge river right till you smell tell-tale signs of sulphur and some steam. Will need to excavate a bit to make a pool. There is a bucket and crow bar on bank above the pool. Use cold water to regulate temp as is very hot. Is good with right excavating. [Will Stephens, Greymouth NZ]


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Bather Reviews
We were there when the river was a bit high and struggled to dig enough of a pool to sit in... But there is a few billy's to shower with, and that alone is one of the nicest things I have ever done 2 days into a 5 day trip! There are blue triangles marking the route from Julia hut, shovels and billy's on top of a rock and Whio in the area.
Rating: 9/10
Jonas - Wellington
02th April 2018
Been there several times. Can be too hot & a bit shallow at times requiring a bit of work to make for comfortable bathing.
Rating: 6/10
Trevor Kaniere - Kehutahi
1st March 2011

Rating: 7/10
anonymous -
16th July 2008
The hot spring is located almost at the junction of Julia Creek and the upper Taipo river. Pool can be made by encircling with with rocks and allowing cold water to keep temperature right.
Rating: -/10
Adrian Paalvast - Australia
14th May 2007

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