Waikite Valley Thermal 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.
Latitude -38.327164 Longitude 176.302929
7:15pm First pool starts draining
7 days per week all year round (except Christmas Day.)