Mangatutu Hot Springs


  • Location: Hawkes Bay
  • Duration: The longest part about getting here is the drive! From Napier ~1hr on unsealed/gravel roads, as well as a river ford. Seriously worth it though! Take care as heavy rain and snow melt can affect the water levels.
  • Track grade: Easy (a short, steep track descends from the campsite)
  • Highlights/features: A free hot pool in the forest! Campground, walks, hunting and fishing! Adventurous souls could hike on to Te Puia Hut and more hot pools in the bush. What a reward! On the to do list…
  • FYI– NOT suitable for caravans or campervans.  The road is narrow and may be slippery when wet, best to check Hastings District Council for temporary road closures. No dogs allowed.

Department of Conservation info: Mangatutu Hot Springs

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