While an unlikely holiday destination at first sight, Wairakei’s powerful natural features can sooth the soul.

Wairakei is a geothermal area just north of Taupo, in the heart of the New Zealand’s North Island. This small settlement on the Waikato River is there to serve a special power station, fuelled by geothermal energy. Nobody will blame you heading straight to the local hot pools, geysers and bubbling mud pools though. The Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa offers the chance to be in harmony with the amazing powers of Mother Nature while also powering up your own body and soul.