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Wairakei Terraces

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Business Type: Hot pools


A beautiful pool with its own silica terraces, surrounded by native plantings. The water is a stunning blue colour with a silky feel.

Address: Wairakei Road, Wairakei, New Zealand Taupo & Tongariro


Significant natural thermal springs; mud and silica waters found in geothermal areas have been used for hundreds of years by Maori for healing and wellness. Specific sites were often located in beautiful landscapes, at the junction of rivers and streams, on the shores of pristine lakes and below magnificent silica terraces.

At Wairakei Terraces, pools of varying temperatures between have been strategically positioned below the silica terraces and waterfall, taking full advantage of the geothermal water flow that is drawn to the earth’s surface from 1.5 kilometres underground.

Entry fee to hot thermal pools (14 years & over) - $25.00 per person.

Opening Hours:

8.30am to 5.00pm. Evening Maori cultural experience starts at 6.00pm ends 8.30pm



Wairakei Terraces is located at Wairakei on the Thermal Explorer Highway, just 5 minutes north of Lake Taupo in the central North Island of New Zealand. We are adjacent to State Highway 1 and 5, bordering the Geothermal Steamfield and across the Road from Wairakei Resort Hotel.

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