This short walk, a loop track, provides an interesting glimpse of a natural thermal area. See steaming hot mineral pools set in sinter basins and spluttering mud pools amidst the native bush. For hundreds of years, Maori have used the geothermal resources of this area for cooking, bathing and leisure. Share in this tradition by having a therapeutic and relaxing swim at the nearby Tokaanu Thermal Pools. Rainbow trout can often be seen here in the cold Tokaanu stream that flows beside the thermal area.
Begins from Tokaanu Thermal Pools complex (6 km from Turangi on SH 41).
Places to Stay
Motel, backpacker and lodge accommodation is available at Tokaanu and in Turangi.
Plan & Prepare
Thermal areas are changeable by nature so please keep to the track. Children should be supervised at all times.
Time: 20 minutes. Loop Track