Hell‘s Gate: Feel the earth’s raw power in Rotorua

Walk through this amazing geothermal landscape in Rotorua’s most active region surrounded by boiling mud and steaming sulphur pools.

ROTORUA’s MOST ACTIVE THERMAL PARK

New Zealand is located on the “Ring of Fire” where the earth is always in a state of upheaval. This is no more evident than in Rotorua on New Zealand's volcanic plateau where geothermal activity is pronounced including erupting hot water, steaming fumaroles, mud pools and hot geothermal springs.

THE BEAST

Hells Gate Geothermal Park is set in 50 acres with a large variety of thermal features. Walk past steaming fumaroles and hot pools of boiling MUD so violent they are unnerving. Follow the footsteps of ancient Maori Warriors through the swirling clouds of steam, past the hot pool where the Maori Princess “Hurutini” lost her life, see the violent geothermal activity of the Inferno and the Kakahi Falls, the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.  Here, warriors would bathe in the sulphurous waters to heal their wounds after battle and remove the “tapu” (sacredness) of war.

FEEL THE EARTH’S RAW POWER

Hells Gate Tikitere is a unique place of extreme contrasts. You will see remarkable formations and colours, cascading hot water and unearthly vistas, even examples of “land coral”.

No need to heed the warning signs, you will want to hug the path!

HELLS GATE GEOTHERMAL MUD BATH SPA EXPERIENCE

As New Zealand’s historical site for geothermal bathing, Hells Gate is famous for its unique mud baths, sulphur pools and “health giving” waters.  Since the 1840’s visitors have travelled to Rotorua to experience these beneficial waters and today, Hells Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa invites you to experience this for yourself. Covering your body in the unique geothermal mud from Hells Gate actively removes any excess oils from within the pores and leaves you feeling very soft and smooth. Cool off under the mineral enriched waterfall before relaxing in the freeform sulphur pool overlooking this unique geothermal landscape.

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