Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs & Pools

Ahhhhhh… the bliss of sliding down into the natural mineral pools of the Taupo DeBretts hot springs. With two huge mineral pools set amongst beautiful landscaped resort surroundings, it’s the perfect spot to relax and soothe tired, aching muscles.

Taupo is one of New Zealand’s most active thermal regions, and DeBretts enjoys a prime location at a natural ‘hot spot’ – a geothermal spring known as Onekeneke. For more than a century, people have flocked here to enjoy its famous relaxation and medicinal benefits. At Taupo DeBretts, we cool the way-too-hot volcanic waters down to a far more inviting temperature range of 38 to 41°C (100.4 to 105.8°F), all the while preserving the abundance of health-enriching mineral components.

As well as the main pools (complete with waterfall and bubbling hydrotherapy spots) we also offer 12 private mineral pools – the perfect complement to our Living Waters Day Spa. And when the weather gets warmer, the Lake Taupo region comes alive with holidaymakers seeking to cool off. Here again, Taupo DeBretts makes a splash with our fresh water pool and spa, interactive water play area, BBQ & picnic facilities, and our very popular hydroslides!

Whatever the season and whatever the reason, we invite you to soak up all that Taupo DeBretts hot pools have to offer.

Please Note: We have a strict no alcohol policy at the water park. Dogs are also not permitted.

Taupo Hot Springs Opening Hours

Our pools are open for your enjoyment 365 days a year.

  • Main Outdoor Pools:  8.30am - 9.30pm with last entry at 9pm
  • Private Pools: 8.30am - 8.30pm (No bookings required)
  • Hydroslides and Warm Water Playground with Tipping Bucket: 9.30am - 8.30pm. (Subject to variation, please contact us if you wish to confirm for a particular day)
  • Pool Reception: 8.30am - 9pm


Hot water fountain

Two large outdoor naturally fed mineral hot pools at different temperatures for your comfort. Bathe away every care in the world in the healing mineral waters surrounded by waterfalls and lush landscaping. Relax and unwind in the pools with air loungers, water curtains and massage seats.

Fun in the warm water playground!

It’s time to really get wet as you climb through tunnels of gushing warm water and over streaming jets. Turn the Big Wheel to give your friends a big blast. The water pop-ups and a giant mushroom shower will keep the kids entertained for hours.

Couple relaxing in private pool

Crystal clear and all natural, the private mineral pools at Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs are a legendary attraction in the Taupo region. With 12 private pools to choose from varying in temperature it’s easy to slip into the soothing hot water and feel your worries wash away.

The Hydroslides at Taupo DeBretts Hot Pools

If you think your holiday can't get any better, there's more at Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs. The thrilling giant dragon slide! Right next to the interactive water playground, you can zoom down the 4 story high Jurassic Dragon head and land in a nice pool of warm water. Or races your mates


We offer a range of passes to the pools from single days for those of you making a day of it to biannual or annual membership passes.

The fresh water pool and the two spas (or jacuzzis as they are also known) sit alongside the natural mineral pools and allow you to cool off after relaxing in the hot pools.