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Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, Taupo

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#6 of 8 in Nature in Taupo
Hot Spring · Nature / Park
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Relax in ancient baths as native birds flit overhead at Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, a natural thermal spa that allows you to indulge in the outdoors. Take a dip in healing waters, reputed to have smoothing effects on the skin. Test out multiple thermal pools throughout the site while watching for local wildlife, including regional bird species. Top off your visit with a homemade baked good and Devonshire tea at the onsite cafe. If you're inspired to stay longer, check out the tranquil campsite. To visit Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley on your holiday in Taupo, and find out what else Taupo has to offer, use our Taupo.
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Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley reviews

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  • Don’t waste $12 on this. There are just a few bits of steam coming out of the ground. You can’t get anywhere close to anything. The walking path is overgrown and a pain to navigate through... 
    Don’t waste $12 on this. There are just a few bits of steam coming out of the ground. You can’t get anywhere close to anything. The walking path is overgrown and a pain to navigate through...  more »
  • This site is definitely off the beaten track. We arrived at the reception and there was not many cars. The one guy in the reception having a rest was actually the one that took the money. He was... 
    This site is definitely off the beaten track. We arrived at the reception and there was not many cars. The one guy in the reception having a rest was actually the one that took the money. He was...  more »
  • I have driven past the sign for this valley all my life and never visited. I guess my expectations were much higher, but there was simply not much to look at. Geothermal activity was almost... 
    I have driven past the sign for this valley all my life and never visited. I guess my expectations were much higher, but there was simply not much to look at. Geothermal activity was almost...  more »

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