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Hell’s Gate Geothermal Reserve & Mud Spa

As you walk through native bush and clouds of geothermic steam, you’ll discover why this land has inspired myths and legends.  Once used by Maori warriors to heal battle-scarred bodies, visitors now use the nutrient-rich waters and mud to ease inflammation and arthritis, as well as rejuvenate the skin.  This unique blend of awe-inspiring power and natural healing properties is a thing of cultural legend – having been used for over 800 years.

Come along and you’ll soon discover why Hell’s Gate is New Zealand’s most unique and active geothermal reserve and mud spa.

Activity Options

Hell’s Gate Geothermal Park

  • Take a guided tour of New Zealand’s most active geothermal reserve, walking amongst erupting waters, an active mud volcano and land coral.  You’ll soon discover the legends and myths behind Hell’s Gate.

Includes a guided or self-guide geothermal walk.

Hell’s Gate – The Soothe Experience

  • Hell’s Gate mud spa is a historic New Zealand experience.  Open and clean your skin by lathering it in our unique mud, before exfoliating and cleansing with a soak in the Sulphur spa.

Includes soaking in a mud bath and Sulphur spas.

Hell’s Gate – The Excite Experience

  • Combine all three of Hell’s Gate’s most popular experiences with this package. Take part in the geothermal walk, before indulging in our geothermal mud baths and Sulphur spas.

Includes a guided or self-guided geothermal walk, bathing in the mud bath and a soak in the Sulphur spas.

Other Information

  • Hell’s Gate is open from 8:30am – 10:00pm in the Summer (1stOctober to the 31stMarch), and 8:30am – 8:30pm in the Winter (1stApril – 30thSeptember).
  • Shuttle Bookings are Essential, please phone +64 (0)7 345 3151. Summer timetable is 8:50am, 12:50pm, 4:50pm and 6:50pm, and Winter timetable is 8:50am, 12:50pm and 3:50pm.
  • Swimwear and Towels can be hired at reception on arrival, subject to availability.
  • Not recommended for individuals with heart problems or other serious medical conditions. Pregnant travelers are recommended to seek prior advice from their doctor.
  • The minimum age for the mud bath is 2.5 years of age, whereas the Sulphur spa is 6 months.


351 State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua

Hell’s Gate is located just outside of Rotorua’s city centre.  From the city simply travel east on State Highway 30. At approximately 5 minutes past the airport, you will turn right towards Whakatane. Hell’s Gate is 3kms down this road.

Tour Prices

* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

* Children are considered those aged 5 – 15 years

* Family pricing is inclusive of 2 adults and 2 children

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