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Whangairorohea Geothermal System contains several hot springs in a pine forest.

Natural features

Warm spring, Whangairorohea

A hot spring perched on a cliff about 5 m above a cold stream, and some springs in the bed of the Waikato River. Extensive sinter deposits indicate that this system was once much more active. In 2012 the hot spring pool was damaged by land use activities and restoration undertaken.


Whangairorohea is classified as a small geothermal system by Waikato Regional Council.

Future logging activities are likely.