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Parakai Springs

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Business Type: Pools and Camping


Large indoor and outdoor pools and two thrilling hydro-slides have been the main attractions for decades. BBQ and picnic areas are situated throughout the park and options for hiring marquees for groups is also available.

Address: 150 Parkhurst Road, Parakai, Auckland, New Zealand Auckland North & West

Phone: view phone+649 420 8998

Free Phone: view phone0800468766


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Unleash Northwest´s best kept secret for the ultimate day trip. Just over 40 mins from Auckland´s CBD lies one of New Zealand´s natural geothermal wonders- Parakai Springs.

All our water is natural thermal water, naturally heated from beneath the earth and containing wonderful minerals that are well known for their health benefits. We do filter the water and add some chlorine to ensure that our pools are always safe, clean and free of any impurities.

Facilities include:
-Huge outdoor thermal pool heated to 32°C
-Gentle slope beach area for small children
-Large indoor thermal pool heated to 40°C
-Two thrilling water slides, one long and the other longer! Fast but safe.
-Private thermal spa pools
-Fully Qualified Lifeguards
-Onsite Springs Café
-BBQ and Picnic areas
-Gas BBQs for hire
-Marquee and reserved areas for groups
-Stage and arena hire for events
-Ample free car parking
-Private Venue for special events

Camping Ground

Situated adjacent to Parakai Springs Pools is the Parakai Springs camping ground.
Its no coincidence the camp ground looks like a park - it is set amongst the beautiful mature trees of the Parakai Domain.

Campers receive the added benefit of half price entry to the Parakai Springs hot pools for every night that they stay.
Camp grounds includes, a large Kitchen, Full bathrooms, and a wash room.

10.30 am checkout on day of departure.

For more information on the camping ground please ring our friendly cashiers
on 0800 HOTPOOLS

Individual Camping Rates
Adult Entry    
Powered Site     $14.00 pp per night
Non-Powered Site     $12.00 pp per night
Child Entry    
Children (5-14yrs)     $8.00 pp per night
Children (2-4yrs)     $4.00 pp per night


To local Maori the Helensville District including Parakai was originally known as Te Awaroa - "The Valley of the long River"

Until the turn of the century, the whole greater Kaipara area was where Kauri was King. Countless Kauri logs were milled and shipped out from busy Helensville wharves. One of Te Awaroas development stages started with the rise of the dairy farming prior to the First World War & realisation of visitor potential of the Natural Hot Springs at Parakai 5 kms west of Helensville - not yet developed into - Parakai Springs.

The Kaipara Dairy Company, established in 1911 soon became the towns largest employer, while the Natural Hot Springs (now Parakai Springs) attracted thousands of visitors between the 2 World Wars.

Our restorative thermally heated pools were the health spas of the southern hemisphere in the early 1900s.

In 1883 the first public baths in Parakai were made by boarding up the natural springs with large kauri planks. Across the road from Parakai Springs is Craigwell House, the only reminder of Parakais bustling 1920s and 1930s spa era. The house, originally built as a spa retreat, is now a retirement home, with thermal bathing facilities still available for its residents.

Hours of work

Monday 10am-9pm
Tuesday 10am-9pm
Open 365 days a year!
Wednesday 10am-9pm
Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday 10am-10pm
Saturday 10am-10pm
Sunday 10am-9pm


150 Parkhurst Road, Parakai, Auckland, New Zealand
Just over 40 mins from AucklandĀ“s CBD

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