The Nikau hot pools at Mōrere Hot Springs
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Located in the East Coast region. The Morere Hot Springs are at the main entrance to the Mōrere Springs Scenic Reserve.

Mōrere Hot Springs notices

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Open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday only. 

Prices are reduced: Adult $12, Child $6

The large outdoor cold pool and toddler pool are closed. BBQs are also closed.

The indoor pool, private pools and Nikau pools are open.


The Mōrere Hot Springs are a rare example of natural salt water hot springs. They produce 250,000 L per day of hot, mineral-rich sea water, which has long been sought after for its therapeutic and curative properties.

The water emerges from a fractured fault that crosses the Mangakawa valley, 300 metres upstream from the Nikau Pools and is piped to a variety of public and private pools set amongst native rain forest.

Pool options

There are three pool options:

  • private
  • large open, and
  • Nikau pools with a variety of temperatures.

There is also a large cold pool supplied by water from the stream which is perfect for hot summer days after a bush walk.

Pool and track hours

Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5:45 pm
All other days we are closed.

Nikau Pools close at 4:45 pm and the entire complex closes at 5:45 pm. Last admission is at 5:15 pm.

Public Holiday hours

  • Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Closes at 2 pm on Christmas Eve.
  • Open all other Public Holidays, except when it falls on a day where we are usually closed (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday).

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  • Adult (16  years +): $16
  • Child (5–15 years): $8
  • Toddler – $4
  • Gold Card (65 years +): $14

Private pools

  • Adult private: $20 per person – minimum of two people required.
  • Adult child (12–15 years): $14 – 14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Pool safety

  • There are no lifeguards on duty.
  • Do not immerse your head in the hot/warm pools.
  • All children 12 years and under must be supervised by an adult.  

Getting there

Mōrere Springs Scenic Reserve is on SH2, 40 km north-east of Wairoa, 52 km south of Gisborne and 15 km north of Nuhaka.


Mōrere Hot Pools
Phone: +64 06 837 8856
Address: 3968 State Highway 2, Morere 4078

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