Otumuheke Stream

The Spa Park car park is open daylight hours only

Where the Waikato River meets Otumuheke Stream in Taupō, you’ll find free outdoor hot pools.

There are several access points to the Otumuheke Stream. Follow clearly marked signs. As the hot stream meets the very cool Waikato River, a medley of warm, cool and surprisingly hot water mixes. It’s as though the shower temperature control is faulty. It is popular and expected to be shared with other visitors. Relax in the natural waters and enjoy. There are signs warning swimmers of the swift currents of the Waikato River and kids will need supervision. Make sure your vehicle is securely locked. Do not leave your belongings unattended at the hot pools. Please use lockers provided.



For more info visit:

Otumuheke Stream


281 Spa Road


07 376 0027

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