The steaming Paurini pool at Tokaanu is a spectacular deep green colour due to suspended minerals in the thermal water

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See steaming hot mineral pools and spluttering mud pools on this short, easy walk - it's a good option for children but be sure to supervise them.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

20 min Easiest: Easy access short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


This short walk provides an interesting glimpse of a natural thermal area. See steaming hot mineral pools set in sinter basins and spluttering mud pools amidst the native bush.

For hundreds of years, Maori have used the geothermal resources of this area for cooking, bathing and leisure. Share in this tradition by having a therapeutic and relaxing swim at the nearby Tokaanu Thermal Pools.

Rainbow trout can often be seen here in the cold Tokaanu stream that flows beside the thermal area.

Getting there

Begins from Tokaanu Thermal Pools complex (6 km from Tūrangi on SH 41).

Know before you go

Thermal areas are changeable by nature so please keep to the track. Children should be supervised at all times.


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