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!

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

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


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.