Soaking In Paradise. Waikato. New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 38° 27.165 E 176° 09.382
60H E 426388 N 5743612
Quick Description: Local thermal activity has produced these natural hot thermal springs hidden in a secret wilderness area known as Paradise along the banks of the Waikato River.
Location: New Zealand
Date Posted: 4/28/2008 7:13:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM3P9H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Min Dawg
Views: 39

Long Description:

Small pockets of warm to hot water can be found along the shoreline in the near vicinity. The given co-ords lead you to natural hot waterfalls, flowing from the fern covered banks into a quiet inlet of the Waikato River.

Most people who visit come by boat, launched from nearby boatramps. But this hidden area is also accessible by road, although it is a dusty metal road surface. Access is via Te Kopia Road and a small rough side track leading to the river.

Members of the nearby Sunseekers Club, from an inlet further along the river, also sometimes visit these springs. Depending on river levels and rainfall, the temperature can vary between warm and very hot. Because the hot spring water mixes with the river water, it is usually easy enough to find a spot suitable to soak in. Simply Paradise! Enjoy!!

Temperature (C): 0

Type: Primitive

Cost?: No Cost

Open to the Public?: yes

Clothing Optional?: yes

Other Amenities:
This is a natural wilderness area. Not many people know of its existence. There are no facilities. Note: There is a Warning Sign cautioning against hot water and mud burns, and advising bathers not to put their head in the water.

Temperature (F): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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