The Honeymoon Pool (Te Kiri O Hine Kai Stream)

The Honeymoon Pool (Te Kiri O Hine Kai Stream)
The Honeymoon Pool (Te Kiri O Hine Kai Stream)
Near Wairakei Power Station, Taupo
Phone: (07) 378 0913
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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.

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Bather Reviews
my rating of 10 is because of its memories for me. my father, mother, sister and i went there in the 1950s. it was off the road along a bush track and such a beautiful place back then. it was so hot my father and sister couldn't get in. i managed for a bit but my mother was floating around, luxuriating, and came out like a lobster. such wonderful memories. i'm so glad it's being restored. best wishes to the research and restoration teams.
Rating: 10/10
alan - tasmania
09th April 2014
I used to visit this pool in the 1950s as a kid and in the 1960s as a teenager.Wonderful memories.It was no more than a big concrete pool with a natural hot stream in. It still exists but out of bounds. It is now part of the wairakei terraces tourist park
Rating: -/10
Roger Williams - Australia
15th May 2013
Please watch this space, the (Honeymoon Pool) has been restored but it is not for public bathing. However hot thermal pools have been created down stream from here and once again the hot thermal water that flowed many years ago and healed many a body and heart, will be available for public bathing (for 14 years and over). our website is being completed this week, email me next week for the site address, Arohanui
Rating: -/10
Raewyn Hill - New Zealand
01th August 2011
I would like to revisit the pool after 45 years..I went there in the 60's with my old school friend Sandra McLean who lived in was a magical place then and must be even better now it's been restored. Can anyone tell me who to contact re permission to visit the pool...I am in Taupo the whole of the last week of July 2011 (next week) my ph no is 09 439 0669..any further info much appreciated. Thankyou Sue
Rating: -/10
sue kerridge - Dargaville, Northland, NZ
19th July 2011
A team from the Wairakei Primary School investigated the history in 2003. They have made a great report - Read it here. I recall the same as Denise in 1964! Hi Denise!
Rating: -/10
Graham Tritt - Switzerland
27th November 2007
If its the one I visited many times as a wild teenager (and the location looks spot on) in 1964, called the Honeymoon back then, it was accessed through a track at the rear of a motor camp. Someone had dammed it at the top and about 20 feet below, with the really hot water cascading over each rim. It wasnt wide, about 15 feet and there was brush and trees all around. We usually went at night, when the frost and snow were all around and it was magic - probably the cans of beer we floated down from the top of the stream added to the 'magic'. I remember the water was so hot the cans of beer (unopened) actually sank. Yes, we wore togs and I have amazing memories of those years until it was closed down - probably because of people like us! My boyfriend's parents had a holiday home at Taupo and he knew all the 'private' pools like this. I did hear recently it had been reopened but I have been living abroad for about 30 years and havent followed it up as to what it is now.
Rating: 8/10
Denise Moffitt - Auckland NZ
11th August 2005

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