Kaitoke Hot Springs

Kaitoke Hot Springs

Kaitoke Hot Springs is a highlight of any visit to Aotea Great Barrier island. It is about a 40 minute easy walk from Whangaparapara Road to the hot springs alongside the Kaitoke wetlands. Forest is regenerating along the walk, and at one point there is a great view across the wetlands to several of the volcanic pinnacles around Mt Hobson.

The hot springs are great and a nice shift in pace. When you get to the first pool, you can walk further along the track on the left side to additional smaller pools.

If you cross the small bridge, the track links with the wider Aotea Track system and you can walk all the way to Mt Hobson. Allow several hours one way. If you have done the Aotea, coming back down the track to the hot springs is a nice way to finish off.

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