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Mar 10, 2018
“Photostop of geothermal activity in a public park”
Nov 2, 2016
“Quick stopover for this unique attraction in Rotorua”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Queens Drive | Government Gardens, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

See the hot steaming waters of geothermal activity for free in the Governors Garden 24/7. Rachel Pool, a.k.a Whangapipiro, was easy to find, about 1 block away from the Polynesian Spa. Rachel Pool/Rachel Spring is in the open, close to the road in the park...More

Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were coming from the northland area in NZ making our way into Rotorua as part of the Top Deck tour, and we stopped here for a toilet break, as well as for us to see this pool and get used to the smell. I...More

Thank Toan N
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Whangapipiro (Rachel Spring) is a historic alkaline hot spring in the Government Gardens. Its therapeutic water has a natural antiseptic action because of the sodium silica content and it's softening and relaxing skin effects.It was from this spring that the water was piped to the...More

Thank Mina P
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Read the history of this place and enjoy the view of this geothermal pool up close and safely. Its a free attraction with lovely walks around the grounds leading to the Rotorua Museum. Very pleasant walk.

Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Whangapipiro Rachel Pool, is behind the Blue Baths Building ,it is hot and steamy, the temperature reaches 212 f

Thank MBB1952
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Right next to Government Gardens is this historic bubbling hot spring (212 degrees F). It once served a spa in an adjacent building. Don't fall in!

Thank GPBurdell67
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