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Hells Gate

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry
From $24.50*
Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry
From $24.50*
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“mud bath”(449 reviews)
“sulphur spa”(124 reviews)
“skin feels”(23 reviews)
New Zealand's only geothermal mud bath complex where visitors can immerse themselves in the silky smooth warm geothermal mud and sulphurous waters of the Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve that have been used by the Maori for more than 700 years for...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
State Highway 30, Tikitere, New Zealand
+64 7-345 3151
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This place is a small thermal hot spring and a thermal spa (Mud bath). The hot springs area is relatively small but interesting although if you want a real thermal springs experiance then go to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Hells gate is more for the thermal...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank at_39000ft
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow what a fantastic thing to do! We are from Australia and have nothing like this at all so was the perfect thing for us to try. Loved it so much, even the hubby's loved it! Highly recommend it! ; )

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tez H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited first thing in the morning to avoid the heat and the crowds. It turned out to be the best way to experience Hells Gate. We did the mud pools and sulfer spa and had the space to ourselves for much of our visit....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid $170 for entry to the sulphar spa and mud bath with towel hire. We were only allowed 20 mins in the mud bath in a small pool that was crammed with other visitors. Then we washed the mud off and sat in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Emifrankz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place doesn't really feel like earth. A very otherworldly experience that is worth doing before going to view the Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland (which is bigger and more colorful). Mud bath was something different and unique but not necessary. Skin felt really soft after... Though...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ozblock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very educational. Our guide JP explained everything very well especially all those little details about New Zealand the island. Loved it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Semovskih
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a full and fab two hours here today listening to and being guided around by JP. What a real credit to your business. Superb knowledge and enthusiasm for this geothermal wonderland. Really engaged the group with his cultural stories and mud squeezing antics. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank G8140AOdavidb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends from overseas and was amazed at everything in the venue! For $90 we walked around the geothermal area and spent 20min in the mud pool then unlimited time in the spa! Would definately recommend this place to anyone else venturing to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank graciebubbles12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a really good experience visiting this venue. The staff are friendly. We met one of the guys walking around the site and had a long conversation about the hot water and mud. The lady helping with the wood carving gave...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cherryBournemouth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent tour included in entry price. Enough of interest for an hour or so. Easy to get around with kids/older family members. We booked mud pools/spa also which was worth the extra cash. Again nothing too fancy but this place is probably trying less hard...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Dianne M
February 2, 2019|
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Response from cherryBournemouth | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but we had the private mud and pool experience. There is limited space there so it may a good idea.
Margaret S
January 20, 2019|
Response from eshexplore | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need to bring towels. Otherwise you can hire towels for $2 from memory.
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Breeze_NZ | Reviewed this property |
To walk around the park you don't need to book. The guided tour is good but you need to book. If you want a mud bath/sulphur pool I recommend you book as well. June is NZ's Winter season so it could be quiet in the... More