Hot springs in New Zealand

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New Zealand has a large number of hot springs, known as waiariki in Māori. Many of them are used for therapeutic purposes.

The highest concentration of such springs is in the Central Plateau region of the North Island, in the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area of Whakarewarewa near Rotorua is also known as Waiariki due to the abundance of geothermal features in the area.

Ketetahi Springs
Craters of The Moon hot springs

Hot springs of New Zealand[edit]

This is an incomplete list and does not include the less notable or popular locations.

North Island[edit]

South Island[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tokaanu—Waihi—Hipaua, Environment Waikato.
  2. ^ Area guide, Turangi.

Further reading[edit]

  • Jackson, Sally (2001). Hot springs of New Zealand. Reed. ISBN 0-7900-1097-6. 
  • list of hot pools, temperatures, flow rates, etc. in Geothermal Resources In New Zealand An Overview: Trevor M. Hunt, Wairakei Research Centre, Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Ltd 1998 [1]
  • geology of Naike hot springs, Waikato [2]

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