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Thermal Mud Bath at Hells Gate Rotorua
Thermal Hot Pools Rotorua
Most active geothermal reserve in New Zealand.
Relax and unwind in New Zealand's only geothermal mud spa.
guided or self-guided interactive geothermal walk
Home to the largest hot waterfall in the southern-hemisphere.
The Hells Gate Experience Rotorua Thermal Attraction New Zealand

The Hells Gate Experience

Hell's Gate is the most active geothermal reserve in New Zealand and home to its only mud spa. Due to the composition of the geothermal system, our muds and waters found at Hell's Gate have unique healing properties only found here!


NZ$ 105.00

Per Person


  • Relax and unwind in New Zealand's only geothermal mud spa.

  • Most active geothermal reserve in New Zealand.

  • Only geothermal reserve which has been owned and cared for by local Maori for over 800 years.

  • Home to the largest hot waterfall in the southern-hemisphere.


Full Description

Discover the Ultimate Rotorua Adventure: Hell's Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Bath Spa

Unleash the magic of Rotorua with the ultimate Hell's Gate experience, where you can immerse yourself in the geothermal wonders and rich cultural heritage of New Zealand. This all-in-one package combines Hell's Gate's most popular attractions, offering an unforgettable adventure that ranks among the top things to do in Rotorua.

Interactive Geothermal Walk

Begin your journey with a guided or self-guided geothermal walk, a fascinating exploration that lasts between one and one and a half hours. Traverse through a surreal landscape brought to life by Rūaumoko, the god of volcanoes. Discover bubbling mud pools, steaming cliffs, and the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere. Witness the awe-inspiring mud volcano eruptions and marvel at the ever-growing land coral. This walk also includes Māori carving demonstrations, adding a rich cultural layer to your experience.

 World-Famous Mud Baths

Next, indulge in the world-famous mud baths at Hell's Gate, a tradition once cherished by Māori warriors. The nutrient-rich mud, renowned for its healing and exfoliating properties, will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and smooth. Immerse yourself fully in this therapeutic experience, which has been soothing bodies for centuries.

 Sulphur Spas and Cool Plunge Pool

Complete your adventure with a soak in the sulphur spas, known for their healing properties. The geothermal waters of Tikitere have long been revered for their ability to relax muscles and alleviate various ailments. Follow your sulphur spa session with a refreshing dip in the cool plunge pool to invigorate your senses.

 Unique Bushland and Kakahi Falls

Hell’s Gate is not just about geothermal wonders. The surrounding native flora is a unique feature of this geothermal park. Stroll through lush bushland nourished by nutrient-rich soil and warm temperatures. Encounter trees like the iconic silver fern and rare mosses, unique to this area. Don’t miss the Kakahi Falls, a treasured and beautiful landmark significant to the local Māori.

 Why Choose Hell’s Gate?

Rich Cultural Experience: Learn about Māori traditions and witness live carving demonstrations.

Healing Properties: Benefit from the therapeutic mud and sulphur waters that have been used for centuries.

Scenic Beauty: Explore unique geothermal landscapes and lush native bushland.

Unforgettable Memories: Create lasting memories with a comprehensive Rotorua adventure.

Book Your Hell’s Gate Experience Today!

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary journey through Rotorua’s geothermal and cultural heart.  Book your Hell’s Gate experience now and secure your spot. Immerse yourself in the magic and healing of Hell’s Gate, and discover why it’s one of Rotorua’s top attractions.


Geothermal walk

Mud foot pool

Mud baths

Sulphur spas

Cool plunge pool

Meeting Point
351 State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua, New Zealand

Additional Information

Complimentary guided-tours run daily. Subject to availability.

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.


NZ$ 105.00

Per Person

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351 State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3074

The Hell's Gate Experience

Combine all three of Hell’s Gate most popular experiences with this package. Take part in the guided or self-guided interactive geothermal walk before indulging in our geothermal mud and sulphur waters, experiencing the healing properties local Māori have been using for centuries. It’s a Rotorua experience you’ll never forget.

Includes:Geothermal walkMud bathsSulphur spasComp...Show More
Duration: 3 Hours
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