4. Whangapipiro – Geo Soak Pool
Located on Queens Drive, near the Government Gardens stands the 15-foot-wide pool, surrounded by a 4-foot stone wall.
Whangapipiro (Rachel Spring) is an historic alkaline hot spring, The Bath House a famous spa facility here in Rotorua offered many therapeutic treatments to visitors from all over the world.
The silica-laden alkaline waters are said to have a softening effects, resulting in a more natural appearance and texture of a ones skin.
From the road it is there to view, however guests cannot enter the waters due to its extreme high temperatures.
The waters are channeled into Wai Ariki, where you can experience bathing first-hand.