hot springs

Tarawera Hot Springs

January 14, 2019

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Almost 18 months ago, Tarawera Hot Springs’ cement tubs were dismantled. Last year I carried in an inflatable pool and obtained a pretty good soak. It took about 30 minutes to fill the pool with a black hose that was attached to the hot spring source. Last…

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Otumuheke Stream at Spa Park

June 6, 2018

A major redevelopment is underway at this popular hot stream. A new toilet block, changing rooms, bridge and coffee kiosk should be completed by the end of the year. There will be temporary disruption to access at times. For more information visit or phone 0800 275 832. Photo taken 5/6/18. People were still able…

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Free KMZ file offer with purchase of ‘Hot Springs of New Zealand’

November 11, 2017

SPECIAL OFFER I can email you a free kmz file that opens in Google Earth and shows 50 of the free hot springs from my book (including the GPS coordinates). To qualify, purchase ‘Hot Springs of New Zealand’ and send me an email letting me know where you heard about my book. 

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Hiking into Hot Springs in New Zealand

June 22, 2017

Hiking (tramping/trekking) is a popular outdoor pursuit in New Zealand, and what could be more perfect after a long walk into the wilderness than the reward of immersing your weary bones in a hot pool nestled in a sublime alpine setting. New Zealand’s remote springs, which are confined mainly to the South Island, can usually…

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