Waiwera Hot Pools

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Waiwera Hot Pools (now branded as Waiwera Infinity Thermal Spa Resort) is a large thermal spa situated in Waiwera, just north of Auckland, New Zealand. The park is New Zealand's largest water park. The complex claims 350,000 visitors per year and consists of 26 pools plus various slides.[1]


The presence of hot springs bubbling up through the sands of Waiwera Beach was known to Māori in pre-European times, and the name Waiwera means 'hot water'. Commercialisation commenced in 1875 when Scottish-born entrepreneur Robert Graham built bathing facilities at the beach and a hotel nearby.[2]

Water activities includes: hydroslides such as Speed slide, Twister and Kids Chute; Lazy River; Movie pool showing 3 movies a day; Aquacise fitness classes and Swimming school.

Due to wear and deterioration of the welds in the stainless steel tube and in interest of public safety, the famous Blackhole slide has been closed until further notice.


Coordinates: 36°32′42″S 174°42′22″E / 36.5450°S 174.7060°E / -36.5450; 174.7060