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Peter Paterson

With access restricted to boat, jetski or float plane, this special treat is Rotorua's best kept secret. You can get here by water taxi.

Josh Hermansen

Well worth the paddle to get there

Gary Gluyas

I believe this was the place I visited with a mate after waterskiing some 40 years ago...... WHAT A GREAT PLACE!!!!!

Janice Dunn

Great place to visit. Love these hot pools, especially in winter. And even in summer are very special place to go to.

Charl Scheepers

Well worth a visit.

Justin Hutton

Awesome spot only accessible by boat

Tony Millett

Superb, Steve gave us a great little flight, still hot on the bone 2 hours after.

Aydin Partridge-Long

A very nice little gem hidden away on Lake Rotoiti. These hot pools offers a great place to stop for lunch while our boating on the lake. Stop off to have a dip in the lake or in hot pools, and a slide into water for the kids to play on. The venue offers changing rooms, and onsite liquor license, Free Wifi. Great place to relax in the hot pools, each having a different temperature.

Wilma Millar

We always enjoy a swim here. Good facilities. Many pools of different temperatures. Bbq area. Very friendly hosts. If you can get onto a boat it is a must do, as this is the only way of access

Aaron Thomsen

Awsome place and a great way to spend a couple of hours. Arranging a boat to pick up our group of 8 was hassle free. Recomended.


This is a must if your in rotorua ! Definitely loved growing up as a kid n taking trips here! Since i was a kid tho the place has definitely been vamped up so to speak 💯 They have awesome bbq facilities! Just make sure you take your own rubbish bag, as any mess u make you must take on your trip back to shore. Another convenient amenity are the mens and womans change rooms, plus the on site toilets. Not gonna lie they are long drops, which i hate myself but hey, when u gotta go u gotta go😂💯anywho...There are 7 pools all up varying in size and temperatures, all in all its the perfect place to go to soak your worrys away, my happy place at that 😍😍

Mark Canute

Epic place must go there if you got boat or out of Rotorua by jet boat or plane.... Or your a bloody good swimmer

Susan, England

We were recommended this place by some lovely Kiwis we met while travelling last year, so we had to go while our cruise was in port in Mount Manganui! The staff were incredibly nice and we has such a relaxing time.

John, Utah

We traveled to New Zealand to visit some family in Auckland and spent some time down in Rotorua for a couple of days. While there, we went over to Lake Rotoiti which was BEAUTIFUL! I’ve been telling all our friends since we’ve been home how stunning it was!


Very relaxing, we visited early in the morning which meant we basically had the whole place to ourselves. Would recommend an early visit if you want to enjoy the peaceful, quiet atmosphere while the weather warms up. You can watch the wildlife (birds) it really is incredible

Amanda, Darwin, NT

We have just visited the beautiful spring pools on Lake Rotoiti, what a magnificent spot, the beauty of this place in amazing and I am so glad we visited. We kayaked over, spending the day on the lake, it truly was a wonderful experience. Highly recommend visiting

Greg, Waikato.

Thanks for the great hospitality, will be back next summer for sure.

Abbey, Montana, USA

This is one place if you are visiting Rotorua you need to visit, I have never been anywhere like it, its serene and peaceful and the hot pool water being naturally heated is a relaxing experience. I hope we can visit again one day.

Dave, Oamaru

You have to go here!!!!! We had a brilliant time in the outdoor pools. Loved the different temperatures, the sulphur, then jumping in to the cold lake and using the slide. Had a blast.

Richard Amery

Great visit with lovely sunset, what an amazing asset on our lake this place is!

Dean Flay

Awesome day today at the hot pools, will see you again tomorrow. You are lovely people over there!

Maurie Hill

Thanks Kath, Rhys and the team for a brilliant 100th Anniversary weekend.

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