Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve and Mud Spa

Hells Gate Rotorua, New Zealand’s unique Maori owned geothermal, cultural, and geothermal mud bath spa experience with erupting waters, steaming fumaroles, boiling muds -the beast with the beauty of the historic geothermal mud bath and sulphur spa

$20.00 - $240.00

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Home to New Zealand’s most active geothermal field that features erupting waters, steaming fumaroles, pools of boiling mud, mud volcano and the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere. Hear see and feel the 700 years of interaction of our Maori people then the European settlers with this unique place, its sulphurous waters and geothermal mud’s. Learn the astounding science of this unique resource.

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Immerse yourself in unique geothermal muds and sulphur waters of the historic Hellsgate and New Zealand Mud Bath Spas - following the bathing, beauty and healing therapies as practised by the local Maori - Ngati Rangiteaorere including the traditional Maori 'Miri Miri" massage in this culturally theme historic place of healing.


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Physical address

Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve and Mud Spa, 351 State Highway 30, Tikitere Rotorua, Tikitere, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8:30 am - 8:30 pm/10:00pm (Except Christmas Day), 7 days
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
7 minutes from airport. Complimentary pickup and drop off can be arranged subject to availablity.
Proximity to coach terminal:
15-20 mins with bus pick up from bus station.
Proximity to town:
15 -20 min drive from the centre of Rotorua. Free shuttle runs 3 times daily- beginning at 8.50am, 12.50pm and 4.50pm. Living at 12.30pm, 4.30pm and 7.30pm

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $20.00 - $240.00
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Language support

  Written Spoken
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