Mineral-rich healing waters (wai ora) on the southern shore of Lake Taupo roughly a 40 minute drive from Taumarunui. Maori have used the heat from local springs for leisure cooking bathing and much more for hundreds of years. The pools range in heat from 39 ? 41 Degrees Celsius. Take a short stroll along the board walk of the Tokaanu Thermal Walk after your soothing dip and check out the bubbling mud pools and all of the rainbow trout in the cold Tokaanu stream.