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Waikite Valley Hot Pools @Nz Frenzy North Waikite Valley Hot Pools @Nz Frenzy North

Take a stroll on the Te Manaroa Spring Walkway and Eco-Trail to the largest single source of boiling water in New Zealand. Experience the ‘Living Waters’ of Waikite Valley and see the violently magnificent Te Manaroa Spring as it discharges thousands of litres of geothermal energy into the Otamakokore Stream that winds its way downstream leaving a trail of calcite formations in its wake.

Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool.  Waiotapu Track is located 27 km (20 minutes drive) south of Rotorua off SH5, turn left on Loop Rd opposite Waikite Rd for 2 km until you reach Waiotapu Track. Waiotapu Boardwalk: Rainbow Mountain & Waiotapu Scenic Reserves is free to visit. A well maintained flat, wheelchair accessible path. Geothermal bubbling mud pools, boiling alkes and bright green steaming ponds.

  • Length: 250m
  • Duration: 10 mins
  • Wheelchair: accessible
  • VISIT DURATION:  ½ hour
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