Ōtumuheke Hot Stream is closed to swimmers until June 20 while a new bridge is installed.

The new toilet block and changing room facilities is already in place and contractors are now building a viewing platform on top of the block.

Once opened, the facilities will offer male and female changing rooms, as well as toilets and a baby-changing station.

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Next, terraced seating around the public bathing area and a new bridge will be installed.

The council has partnered with Patuiwi Reserve Trust, Tūwharetoa Trust Board and the Department of Conservation to develop this spot.  Taupō Police and Waikato Regional Council have also been involved.

Construction will continue until July. Signage will guide visitors to the areas of the site that are safe for use.

For more details on this story check out Taupo Times on Stuff.co.nz.

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