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Spa Thermal Park

Spa Thermal Park is home of the famous Otumuheke Stream hot pools. From here, you can also explore the Huka scenic walking trails and the Rotary Ride mountain bike trail.

Otumuheke Stream

Soak under a waterfall or in the natural rock pools whilst taking in the stunning views of the deep green, crystal-clear waters of the mighty Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river.

Adjacent to Otumuheke Stream is the start of the Huka Trail which leads to Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction. The trail follows the banks of the Waikato River, showcasing spectacular scenery whilst taking hikers through areas of native bush before arriving at the Falls. This walk will take two hours return for those of average fitness and is the perfect way to discover some of the most beautiful natural surroundings of the area.

Getting there

Spa Thermal Park is about a 25 minute walk from Taupo town centre. Once you have passed Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger, turn left at County Avenue.

Spa Park carpark

Free. Gates open 7.00am - 8.00pm.

Things to do in Spa Thermal Park

  • Food & drink

    Lil Something Cafe - Spa Thermal Park

    Lil Something kiosk café is located at Taupo's iconic Spa Thermal Park next to Otumuheke Stream (free hot pools). Coffee, ice-cream, milkshakes, fruit smoothies and good banter!

  • Biking trails

    Rotary Ride

    From Taupo town you can ride all the way to Huka Falls (and on to Aratiatia Dam), following the course of the Waikato River along the Huka Falls Rotary Ride.

  • Family friendly

    Spa Park - Taupo Disc Golf Course

    Come for a throw at the beautiful Spa Park Disc Golf Course! Choose between the Blue 9-hole course for family fun or challenge yourself on the world-class Red 18-hole course.

  • Geothermal walks

    Spa Thermal Park to Huka Falls walk

    Walk along the banks of the Waikato River from the hot springs in Spa Thermal Park to the spectacular Huka Falls.

Phone:
+64 7 376 0027
Physical address:
Spa Thermal Park
Tauhara
Taupō town