Wairakei Terraces

Wairakei Terraces
Wairakei (8mins north of Taupo)
Phone: (07) 378 0913
**Please mention nzhotpools.co.nz when you call**

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. [Alana Delich, Taupo/New Zealand]


Just north of the Wairakei BP station on SH1. [Alana Delich, Taupo/New Zealand]

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Bather Reviews
We stayed 3 hours until lights came on. Was so great to be able to drift seamlessly in & out of different temperatures as we needed to cool off. Staff wonderful & we took a few bottles of water home to remember.
Rating: 10/10
Marina - Russia
17th July 2019
i went all over the north island to all the natural geothermal pools.the waters in wairakei pools fix my knees for months after a soak there,i thought surgery was my only option and relief from the pain and lameness but not anymore.this place is the most beautiful and impeckably kepy place 5 star to me.i fly back to go there twice a year
Rating: 10/10
maree bannink - australia
12th January 2015
Best hot pools I have ever been to.
Rating: 10/10
Lisa - New Zealand
02th September 2014
Don't quite get why people reckon the place is pricy, it's only $25/adult whole day, is this pricy? certainly not compare with Polynesia Spa and most of hot pools in Rotorua. I just back from Wairakei Terraces today, fabulous experience, absolutely hidden treasure! We went to earlier morning around 9:15am, only 6 people inc. us in the pools, the pool surrounded by bushes and stones, quiet and beautiful, there is small waterfall in one of the pool, sit near around the waterfall to feel water dropping and the heat is amazing. Definitely a must-go place for hot pools. There is Wairakei resort 500 meters away, looks like a good place to stay over night, might try next time.
Rating: 10/10
Chelse C - Hamilton
27th July 2014
Absolutely awesome pools so relaxing, clean facilities and friendly staff.
Rating: 10/10
Lynette - NZ
11th March 2013
Lovely pools, quiet surroundings, very clean, amazing water, the slightly higher price keeps the riff raff and young kids out, which suits me! The top, hottest pool is way to hot, to the point of being unbearable, I would suggest they maybe adjust the flow or introduce some recirculated cooler water from the lower pool. The café was also closed which was disappointing because I was very hungry, they do have cold drinks however. I also think for the higher than normal price, the thermal walkwayterraces should be included, not a separate cost, or at least a discount if you already paid for the pools. Overall a very enjoyable day and I will return for sure!!
Rating: 8/10
Wes - Hamilton NZ
11th December 2012
This place is so pretty. There are three pools, the largest is the coolest, and then there are two progressively hotter pools. The top pool was too hot for me to get in. The only reason I didnt give it a 10 is that it is quite pricey, but it is the nicest surroundings of any of the stylish commercially developed pools I have been to, the terraces are amazing, so it is worth the money.
Rating: 9/10
Alana Delich - Taupo
12th September 2012

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