DeBretts Thermal Resort

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Napier-Taupo Highway (SH5), Taupo, New Zealand

DeBretts Thermal Resort Taupo Reviews

goezi goezi
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Ahh, the serenity! Nov 22, 2008
DeBretts has always been a favourite of mine. Nothing beats driving down there on one of those chilly winter weekends to soak the bones in the hot water flowing from the earth.

The best thing about DeBretts pools are the layout. There are lots of little nooks and crannys that afford you some privacy (should you wish it) away from the eyes of others enjoying the place. The natural setting of the valley adds the perfect touch to the experience.

If you really want privacy you can choose one of the half dozen private pools. These are a good size and arranged according to temperature dictated by the flow of water from one end to the other.

If you bring the family DeBretts has a great playground/BBQ area, a big ol' hydro slide and some child friendly paddling pools.

Sadly (in my opinion) it has become a bit more tourist dollar savvy in the past few years and has been somewhat overhauled. It now has a massage area and the gate price has been raised.

DeBretts is still the full package though. Yes, I've stayed in the Hotel, but I usually only visit the pools to soak for a couple of hours before taking my honey back into town for dinner.

Many of the people in the pool have stopped there on their way home from Skiing the mountains laying a couple of hours South of Taupo; or they may just be staying in the Holiday Park attached to the complex.

In my humble, this pool is the pick of all the hot Pools I've visited in NZ. If you're in Taupo DON"T miss it!
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