Tarawera Hot Springs (I14)

CLOSED!!!!  As of 2016, the access to these hot springs is CLOSED-OFF.  There were bad landslides along the track the past winter.  DoC has locked the gated access path, and word from Frenziers is that the path beyond is all but impassable and very dangerous.

Tarawera Hot Springs at the Tarawera Cafe, New Zealand.

GPS: -39.026311 176.573369

Tarawera Hot Pools overview

Tarawera Hot Pools overview

Tarawera Hot Pools access overview

Tarawera Hot Pools access overview

 

 

The Tarawera Cafe that shares the caraprk with the hot pools.  There is NO signage indicating the hot pools, though there is a new toilet in the carpark.  Thx DoC!

The Tarawera Cafe that shares the caraprk with the hot pools. There is NO signage indicating the hot pools, though there is a new toilet in the carpark. Thx DoC!

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Tarawera Hot Pools by day.  They're not always this clean and pure looking...but sometimes!

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The pipe that feeds the HOT water into the two cement tubs.  Do my feet look like they're working hard writing a guidebook??

The pipe that feeds the HOT water into the two cement tubs. Do my feet look like they’re working hard writing a guidebook??

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Nighttime starscape at the Tarawera Hot Pools.  Good views of Orion and Sirius.

Nighttime starscape at the Tarawera Hot Pools. Good views of Orion and Sirius.

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Waipunga Falls, near the Tarawera Hot Pools,

Waipunga Falls, near the Tarawera Hot Pools.

Waipunga Falls, near the Tarawera Hot Pools.

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