Hells Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa

From NZ$75 adult

Hells Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa

Stroll through the amazing, steaming, bubbling thermal park. See mud pools and hot springs and experience a taste of Maori culture! Visit our day spa, soak in hot pools, enjoy a Rotorua mud facial or a massage incorporating traditional Maori techniques.

The interactive area provides visitors with a real ‘hands on’ cultural experience. With such activities as Whakairo (wood carving), where you can carve your personal wood tile to take home under the supervision of our trained artists. Or traditional weaving using traditional plants e.g. flax, Maori costume dress-up photo opportunities, and tattoo (moko) face painting.

These interactive activities along with a tour of the thermal park and a mud bath and spa will most definitely leave you wanting more of this unique and wonderful culture!

Activity Options

Hells Gate Geothermal Park

Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve is set in 50 acres with a large variety of geothermal features. The walk takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing sulphur spa overlooking the active geothermal reserve. Bookings not required.

Hells Gate Mud Bath & Spa

  • The traditional mud bath experience, followed by the relaxing sulphur spa overlooking the geothermal reserve. There are 3 semi-private mud baths and 2 pure sulphurous spas.

Hells Gate Special Combo Package

  • Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Walk
  • Hells Gate Mud Bath
  • Sulphur Spa

* Recommended time is 3 hours.

Hells Gate Spa Facilities

  • Portable lockers provided – free of charge, which you keep with you at all times
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes, swimsuit/shorts and towel.
  • Swimsuit, shorts, towel/robe hire at $2.50 per item
  • Cold and hot showers, hairdryers
  • Disabled facilities
  • Please advise if you require a complimentary shuttle, available from within the Rotorua area, for pick up at 9.00 am, 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm

Hells Gate Wai Ora Spa

Hells Gate Wai Ora Spa is where visitors can experience the unique geothermal mud and sulphurous waters in privacy, as well as in a totally unique environment.

Wia Ora Mud Bath & Spa

  • Private Mud Bath
  • Sulphur Spa

Ultimud Package

  • Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Walk
  • Private Mud Bath
  • Sulphur Spa
  • One hour full body massage
  • Manuka tea (served in private lounge)

* Recommended time is 3.5 hours

Wai Ora Special Combo Package

  • Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Walk
  • Private Mud Bath
  • Sulphur Spa

* Recommended time is 2.5 hours

Wai Ora Massage – 1 Hour

Relaxing full body massage incorporating elements of Miri Miri which is the traditional Maori massage regime that has been practiced for hundreds of years, as well as special techniques that were used on site to ready our warriors for battle.

Add at least ½ hour in addition to your massage to allow for a sulphur spa prior to massage.

Hells Gate Facial (45 minutes)

A relaxing 45 minute facial, which utilises Hells Gates’ unique ‘Alite’ Mud Spa product range, made from the natural muds from the geothermal reserve. The facial involves a face and head massage after the mud product has been used to cleanse and purify the skin and pores. The process revitalises the skin through its gentle exfoliating and detoxifying action.

Mud Body Scrub (1.5 hours)

The mud body scrub is liberally smoothed over client’s body to cleanse, purify and refresh the client’s skin. This process reduces oils and dissolves unwanted skin residues. The body scrub is followed by the mud body mask, which provides a gentle exfoliation, refreshes the skin and leaves it looking full of vitality. Recommended Time: 2 hours (to allow for changing prior to and after treatment)

Wai Ora Spa Facilities

  • Portable lockers provided – free of charge, which you keep with you at all times
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes and swimsuit/shorts.
  • Swimsuit, shorts and robe hire
  • Complimentary towel and robe use
  • Cold and hot showers, hairdryers
  • Please advise if you require a complimentary shuttle, available from within the Rotorua area, for pick up at 9.00 am, 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm

Other Information

  • Open Everyday 8.30 am – 10.00 pm
  • Volcanic Café: quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite by dining in our café
  • Retail Store: offers an extensive range of Hells Gate merchandise and also our own exclusive range of Alite beauty products made from the unique mineral enriched mud’s

Location

State Highway 30 Tikitere, Rotorua. Travel east from Rotorua on SH 30. Approximately 5 minutes past airport turn right toward Whakatane and proceed 4kms to Hells Gate.