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

Hells Gate Geothermal Walk, Mud Bath and Spa Experience

Product ID: 134370
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Combine a relaxing mud bath and sulphur spa experience with an exploration of Rotorua's most active thermal park at Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve.
About this activity
Duration 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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  • Experience the best of the famous Hell's Gate geothermal reserve with this special combo
  • Marvel at unique geothermal wonders and walk through the heart of a geothermic field
  • Enjoy a relaxing mud bath and sulphur spa experience
Full description
Experience the best of Hells Gate Geothermal Park with a self-guided geothermal walk and historic spa experience. The park is located approximately 15 minutes drive from the town's centre. 

Discover the geothermal features using a self-guided map or join a guided tour. Learn about the history, features and uniqueness of the geothermal area. After learning about the unique healing muds of Hells Gate, experience New Zealand’s historic spa experience for yourself!

Soak in unique thermal mud and acidic sulfurous waters that have been used by the local Maori for more than 800 years. The warm geothermal mud opens and cleans the skin’s pores, while the sulphur spas give your skin a gentle exfoliation and deep cleansing. 

Note that a complimentary shuttle service picks up from central Rotorua three to four times a day (seasonally) with scheduled return services.
  • Entry ticket
  • Self-guided map
  • Guided tour at either 9:30 am or 1:30 pm
  • Mud Bath
  • Sulphur Spa
  • Complimentary shuttle from central Rotorua (select when booking)
What’s Not Included
  • Swimwear and towels available to hire onsite

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve, 351 State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua

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Important information
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
• Mud bath and spa experience suitable for children over the age of 2 years
• Open daily except for 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
• Bring swimwear and towels, they will not be discolored by the sulphur but should be washed as soon as practicable
• Changing rooms, shower facilities, and disabled facilities are available onsite
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