Campground Accommodation

A peaceful spot in a beautiful rural geothermal valley, our campground offers a great place to stay for those in campervans, motorhomes and tents, with free access to our thermal hot pool complex.

Adjoining our pool complex is a 26-site campground with powered and non-powered sites available.

There are shower, laundry and kitchen facilities plus a thermally-heated drying room available to use during your stay.


We also offer our campers unlimited free access to the pool complex (excluding our private pools) to enjoy the luxurious ‘Living Waters’ of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools.

How to book:

To book please contact us as campground bookings aren’t available online.
Please let us know if you require a powered or unpowered motorhome site, or a tent site, and give us a description of your vehicle or tent.

Check- in: from 2.00pm
Check-out: 11am
early check-in fee applies

Things to do

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools campground is the ideal place to stay to explore things to do in Rotorua, or for those travelling between Rotorua and Taupo. There are fantastic geothermal attractions on the doorstep, including Waimangu Volcanic Valley. We are close to the walking and biking trails at Rainbow Mountain, and are right on Te Ara Ahi Cycle Trail, part of Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. We are also on the bikepacking route Kōpiko Aotearoa, an ideal spot to soak in the hot pools and relieve tired legs!

Conditions for use - Powered Sites

we wish to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for campers and staff.
If you wish to hire a powered site for the duration of your stay, your campervan/ caravan/motorhome MUST DISPLAY a current electrical warrant of fitness.

Your RCD camping powered leads and sockets must be in good condition, no cuts or kinks and of robust construction.

Pet friendly accommodation

We allow pets in the campground by prior arrangement only. Please let us know at time of booking. Please note, pets are not allowed in the pool area.

Local Accommodation Options

There are also a number of local accommodation providers who supply Bed and breakfast services:

WaiNot Farmstay - Visit Website