Tokaanu Thermal Pools

Soak, soothe and relax in the magical mineral waters of Tokaanu Thermal Pools.

We invite you to come and relax in the soothing and therapeutic waters of the hot thermal springs of Tokaanu, situated on the southern shores of Lake Taupo. Enjoy the pools with family and friends.

Soothe muscles that have hiked the Tongariro Alpine Crossing or skied the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. The fascinating thermal area and local history make an ideal educational field day for school groups too.

Our private, natural mineral pools, which range in temperature from 39˚C to 41˚C, are recommended before enjoying the large public pool that is heated with fresh chlorinated water to around 36 to 38 degrees celsius.

Accompanied preschoolers can splash around in their own fresh chlorinated pool, heated to 36˚C, which is right beside the main pool.

While you are with us, why not explore the Tokaanu Thermal Walk.  Take a short walk around our natural thermal area. See steaming hot mineral pools set in sinter basins, and spluttering mud pots amongst attractive native bush.

The people of local Māori tribe Ngati Kurauia have lived alongside the Tokaanu Stream and thermal area since the 16th century. To this day they use the Thermal Pools for relaxation, bathing, and their therapeutic qualities. The continuous supply of hot water and steam vents are used for their communal cooking, and dyeing of traditional clothing.

Open every day except Christmas day.

Private pools price list

Adults - $12
Children under 16 - $8
Children under five are FREE with a paying adult
Seniors (65+) - $10

Public pools price list

Adults - $8
Children under 16 - $6
Children under five are FREE with a paying adult
Seniors (65+) - $7

No charge for spectators. Concession tickets for regular users are available. Group discounts (for 10 or more people) are available on request.


$8 - $14 (Adult)
$6 - $10 (Child)
+64 7 386 8575
Physical address:
Mangaroa Street
New Zealand

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