Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa

Wairakei showing a hot spring
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Soak in these mineral-infused hot springs to truly immerse yourself in the Māori traditions and incredible scenery of the Taupo region.

Bring your camera as well as your swimsuit to the Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa, because there are few thermal spas as picturesque as this one. While you bathe, enjoy the views of the uniquely New Zealand landscape of steaming hot springs, lush forest and drooping silica terraces.

Located below a large hill of silica terraces, the setting of the Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa is truly spectacular and the views are soothing in themselves. A Poutokowhenua, a traditionally carved wooden pole, arched wooden bridges and landscaped gardens complete the image of a traditional Māori health spa that draws visitors from all over the globe.

Relax in the thermal pools. Hand-picked by the Māori inhabitants of this region for the instant therapeutic benefits and natural healing powers, the waters and clays of Wairakei may just be the wellness treatment you were looking for.

The secret behind the therapeutic effects of these thermal waters is the unique blend of silica, magnesium, iron, sulfate, calcium and other body-enhancing minerals. The holistic benefits , combined with the therapeutic massages and magnificent setting, are bound to make you feel better.

Hang around for sunset for one of the most magical bathing experiences you’ll ever have. At night the thermal pools are lit up by atmospheric lights, making the spa look like something out of a fairy tale.

Inquire about joining a Māori Cultural Experience for a guided tour of the geothermal landscape with intriguing tales of natural wonders and traditional healing. Tours start in the Marae-a-tea, the courtyard. The tour ends in the Whare Kai, the traditional dining room, for a typical Māori feast along with song, haka demonstrations and dance. For a lasting memory, buy Māori arts and crafts from the on-site gift shop.

The Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa is located along Wairakei Road, just north of Lake Taupo. The spa complex is open every day except for some public holidays. To ensure a relaxing and safe environment for everyone, entry is reserved for those of 14 years and over. The closest airports are in Taupo and Rotorua.

597 Cheap Hotels Near Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa

Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
3 out of 5
281 Spa Rd, Taupo, Waikato, 3378
The price is NZ$89 per night from 29 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Taupo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a business centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (263 reviews)
"The location was quiet, very close to the walk to the Huka falls and an outdoor pool. The cabin had two bedrooms that were separated from one another and there was a spa in one of them. Absolutely wonderful. I would definetely come back when I return to Taupo."

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2022

Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
Wairakei Resort Taupo
Wairakei Resort Taupo
4 out of 5
640 Wairakei Road, Wairakei, 3352
The price is NZ$170 per night from 31 Aug. to 1 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Wairakei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (996 reviews)
"Like all staff and amenities. Could have excellent holiday by self , with partner, on conference any circumstance and possibly not leave the hotel. Will DEFINITELY be back soon. Tgank you to all staff"

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2022

Wairakei Resort Taupo
Huka Lodge
Huka Lodge
5 out of 5
271 Huka Falls Road, Wairakei, 3384
Stay at this 5-star luxury lodge in Wairakei. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
5/5 Exceptional! (28 reviews)
"Liked pretty much everything. Food was amazing."

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2021

Huka Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
3 out of 5
281 Spa Rd, Taupo, Waikato, 3378
The price is NZ$89 per night from 29 Aug. to 30 Aug.
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Wairakei Resort Taupo
Wairakei Resort Taupo
4 out of 5
640 Wairakei Road, Wairakei, 3352
The price is NZ$170 per night from 31 Aug. to 1 Sep.
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Huka Lodge
Huka Lodge
5 out of 5
271 Huka Falls Road, Wairakei, 3384
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Quality Suites Huka Falls
Quality Suites Huka Falls
3 out of 5
56 Huka Falls Road, Taupo, 3330
The price is NZ$152 per night from 4 Sep. to 5 Sep.
Quality Suites Huka Falls
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Barn style cottage
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☺ Cottage Near Huka Falls | Aircon + Free Parking ☺
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Lakeland Resort Taupo
Lakeland Resort Taupo
3 out of 5
282 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330
The price is NZ$122 per night from 17 Aug. to 18 Aug.
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Silver Fern Lodge
Silver Fern Lodge
2.5 out of 5
118 Tamamutu Street, Taupo, 3330
The price is NZ$93 per night from 5 Sep. to 6 Sep.
Silver Fern Lodge
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