Mangatutu Hot Springs

Mangatutu Hot Springs is a popular camping, picnic and fishing spot, and a starting point for tramping, hunting or day walks up the Mohaka River and further into the Kaweka Forest Park.

Mangatutu hot springs, Kaweka Forest Park. Photo: Dick Clark.
Mangatutu hot springs

There are picnic tables and toilets located in secluded clearings among the manuka surrounds, and there are access tracks descending to the Mohaka River. The main feature here is the thermal springs.

Thermal water issues from a deep, undercut, steaming hole on the top terrace. The water trickles down a riverside bluff and after a short way is channelled into two pools.

At the very end of the road, 500 metres from the hot springs and shelter, is “The Gums” parking area. The track to Te Puia Lodge, Makino River and Mangatainoka Hot Springs begins here.


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1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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