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Tokaanu thermal springs

Tokaanu is a small village situated in a very pleasant quiet spot with a stream running through it. Boasting a Thermal bathing area a taonga of the Ngati Kurauia people a hapu of Ngati Tuwharetoa, which for generations has been recognised as having the 'wai ora (healing waters).


The thermal waters and steam in generations past was used for puia (cooking with the steam) and boiling harakeke (flax) for raranga (weaving). This still happens today. Adults and children alike can enjoy the public pool to their hearts content all day if they wish, and the private pools at night with the stars shinning bright and the occasional snow flutter, brings out the romantic side of one.

A few kilometres North-West of Turangi on SH41. Just off the main road in the tiny township of Tokaanu.


  • 1 Large Public Pool (heated with fresh chlorinated water to around 36° - 38°)
  • 12 Family Sized Private Natural Mineral Pools (range from 39° - 41°)
  • Kids Pool (heated to 36° with fresh chlorinated water situated right beside the main pool)
  • Free Thermal Bushwalk. While you're with us, why not take a relaxing short walk around our natural thermal area located in attractive native bush, where you can see steaming hot mineral pools, set in sinter basins and spluttering mud pots. It only takes 20 minutes is accessible by wheelchair.

For more information either call on 07 386 8575 or email

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