Set in 364 hectares of native bush the Morere Hot Springs provide modern bathing and spa facilities in a beautiful natural environment.
The natural mineral hot pools at Morere Springs Scenic Reserve are a popular local amenity and one of New Zealand’s off-the-beaten-track thermal bathing attractions. Located in an isolated corner of New Zealand’s North Island, the hot springs are a tranquil haven where the mineralised waters are said to be amongst the most rejuvenating and unique in the world.
Today they are contained in a modern complex set in a protected rainforest reserve offering a choice of well-maintained hot and cold, public and private, indoor and outdoor pools. Best known are the Nikau Pools which are a 10 minute walk into the rainforest. A small fee is charged to enter the complex to make use of the various pools and other amenties which include a cafe, a craft shop, BBQ gazebos and bush walks.
The forest surrounding the Morere Hot Springs remains as one of the last tracts of native rainforest on the east coast of New Zealand. The Morere Scenic Reserve which surrounds the hot springs is managed by the New Zealand Department of Conservation which maintains an extensive walking track system through the reserve. Bush walks range from 10 minutes to half an hour for all the family and up to two and three hour hikes for the more energetic. You access the reserve via the Morere Hot Springs main entrance for which a fee is charged.