Welcome to Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a unique place to come and experience the ‘Living Waters’ of the Te Manaroa Spring - the largest single source of 100% pure geothermal water in New Zealand. 

Celebrating 50 Years

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is excited and proud to celebrate 50 Years.

First opened in July 1972, the complex, initiated and developed by an ingenious and passionate local community, has, over its 50 years, grown into a facility that is now enjoyed by a worldwide community.

A function, to celebrate the past, the present and the future of the complex is planned for Sunday July 3rd 2022, to be held at the Waikite Valley Golf Club from 11.00am- 2.00pm

Celebrations include

  • Guest speakers
  • A light luncheon
All interested persons are required to complete a registration process.
Registrations open 1st April, close 20/06/2022

$20.00 per person.
Registration valid upon receipt of payment. 

Payments Details

Waikite Valley School PTA
06 0583 0517502 00

Please use ‘Hotpools’ and your name as reference. Click here to register

Thermal Pool Complex

The pure spring water cascades into our hot pool complex with a choice of six bathing options, in a natural setting, with pool temperatures ranging between 35 and 40°C.

Private Spas

Treat yourself to a private spa, with tranquil native bush and geothermal valley outlook and individual temperature controls.

Te Manaroa Spring Eco-trail

Enjoy our short family friendly walking trail to the spectacular bubbling Te Manaroa Spring, the source of our pure geothermal water. Discover unique geothermal botany and geology unique to this area. 


Stay at our 26 Site Campground with powered and unpowered sites, shower, kitchen and laundry facilities and unlimited access to the pool complex.

On- Site  Café

Our on-site cafe serves a snack menu, coffee,a selection of beer and wine, soft drinks and ice cream from 12-6pm daily, with both indoor and outdoor seating areas overlooking the pool complex and valley. 

Traffic Light System - Vaccine Certificate Requirement

As changes have been made to the Covid Protection Framework, from 5 April 2022, we will no longer require vaccine passes to enter the pools, cafe and campground.

At all levels, we request that you do not enter the premises if you have flu like or Covid-19 symptoms, if you have been instructed to self-isolate or if you are awaiting a Covid-19 test result. 

At Red and Orange levels, masks will be required on entry to the complex. Masks are not required once seated to eat or when using the pools. 

Should you have any concerns regarding these guidelines, we request that rather than questioning frontline staff ,that you direct them via email to our Manager. Management can be contacted via email to info@hotpools.co.nz