We are open 7 days a week from 10:30am - 8pm. Our first pool begins to drain at 7:15pm.


Waikite Valley Hot Pools are just a 30-minute drive from Rotorua and 45 minutes from Taupo.

From Rotorua, travel south towards Taupo on SH5 (the same route as Tamaki Maori Village, Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland). Turn right onto Waikite Valley Road (opposite the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland turn-off) and follow the Waikite signs for 6km.

GPS co-ordinates:
Latitude -38.327164 Longitude 176.302929

10:30am  Open
7:15pm    First pool starts draining
8:00pm    Close
7 days per week all year round (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)