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  1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Rotorua
  4. Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve

Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry

Product ID: 133665
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Enter a world of bubbling mud and powerful geysers at Hells Gate, Rotorua’s most active geothermal park. Enjoy a self-guided walk to marvel at unique geothermal wonders and interactive opportunities.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover Rotorua’s most active geothermal park
  • Marvel at unique geothermal wonders and walk through the heart of a geothermic field
  • Join a morning or afternoon guided tour with an experienced local guide
Full description
Discover the Hells Gate/Tikitere Geothermal Reserve, one of the most active in New Zealand.  Enjoy a self-guided walk of the spectacular reserve, located approximately 15-minutes drive from central Rotorua.

Hells Gate boasts New Zealand's largest active mud volcano, the Southern Hemisphere's largest hot water falls, and even examples of land coral. See boiling hot pools and erupting waters with temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Celsius. Discover steaming fumaroles, hot water lakes, sulphur crystals and deposits.

Learn about Hells Gate’s extensive history independently or join an interactive guided tour, available daily at 9:30am or 1:30pm. A complimentary shuttle service picks up from central Rotorua three to four times a day (seasonally) with scheduled drop offs.
  • Entry ticket
  • Self-guided map
  • Guided tour at either 9:30am or 1:30pm
  • Complimentary shuttle from central Rotorua (select when booking)

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Complimentary shuttle must be pre-booked and is subject to availability
• Please confirm your shuttle pick-up time and location with the local operator after booking, note that your hotel pick-up may be earlier than the time shown when booking
• Open daily except Christmas Day, opening hours vary seasonally
• Allow 1-hour for self-guided walk or 1.5-hours for guided tour
• The Park is an all-weather activity, wet weather can make the geothermal park activity more noticeable
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