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Hells Gate

State Highway 30, Tikitere, New Zealand
+64 7-345 3151
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Hells Gate: 1-Hour Mud Bath and Sulfur Spa at Rotorua for Small Group
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Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry
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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 Hells gate thermal reserve that have been used by the Maori for more than 700 years for healing and wellbeing. A unique iconic New Zealand visitor experience. The Wai Ora Spa also features the unique 'New Zealand Cultural Spa Experience' with traditional Maori massage, facials and body treatments
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  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
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“mud bath” (410 reviews)
“sulphur spa” (110 reviews)
“skin feels” (19 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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State Highway 30, Tikitere, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Do the walk...see the steam and mud pools Wonder about Mother Nature and what’s going on under your feet Then relax in the mud pools and spa Leave feeling totally relaxed

Thank Bruce P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to try this, so my husband and I went with some friends on Saturday. When you arrive you are given a black bin to put all your clothing in, there are changing rooms but you all change together, or in the...More

Thank Nicki B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the mud spa and sulfur spa, as well as the walk around the fascinating and beautiful park! For best results with mud, smooth it over your skin and let it dry (i.e.. don't sit in the water). Once dry, then get in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great mud bath and spa. Geothermal Park well worth a visit. Staff really friendly and helpful. Great time had by all

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner went at around 4pm on a Wednesday and it was pretty quiet! The man at the ticketing counter was a little stand off ish telling us he will let us in (like he was doing us a favour) although the sun...More

Thank Rachel643
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting place with thermal mud hot spring and a MUST TO DO in Rotorua. But it is a little bit crowded in busy season December. It has a long queue and 20min limited time for the mud pool only (enough to enjoy...More

Thank Danni W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mud baths were fantastic. Very relaxing. Walking around the thermal pools were a experience by itself. Huge crystals of Pure Sulphur was amazing.

Thank AIWIW
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a relaxing day, first off a walk around the volcanic plateau of bubbling mud pools and steaming geysers but then to a hot mud bath, so good for the skin and then into the amazing hot pools

Thank Cameron P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a great place to visit if you a tired/hungover/ready for some good old relaxation! A nice walk around the grounds to see all the bubbling pools and steam, then afterwards you hop into the mud bath for 20 minutes and enjoy the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A leisurely walk through the geothermal park followed by a dip in the mud baths and sulphur pools is a unique experience that you will not find anywhere else. We came early morning in May and almost had the whole place to ourselves. Talking to...More

Thank BIGbUrJe
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Samfamsam
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
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nikinana225
December 27, 2016|
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Response from Suzie O | Reviewed this property |
You need to book in advance for the massage and private message and bath.
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LisaM1104
Hi TA mates, I'm looking to book a geothermal walk, mud bath and sulphur spa combo at Hell's Gate. I understand you can do the walk self-guided or with a guide (runs twice a day?). Can anyone advise which option might be best? And does the guided walk cost more/available in the combo package? I'm thinking the guided option might be very crowded and impersonal in November so may be best to take the self-guided option to avoid large crowds? The visit would be in November. Any advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated. Also we will be driving down from Pokeno (south of Auckland) that day so thinking it best to detour around Lake Rotorua to Hell's Gate before entering Rotorua for the night (with a motorhome). Would that be the most practical (assuming road north around Lake Rotorua is suitable for motorhomes?). Please forgive me if these are stupid questions - I've not visited Rotorua before:) CHeers, LIsa.
February 25, 2016|
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Response from Dennis K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were there in November of 2015 and it wasn't crowded. The guided tour had approximately 10 people on it. The mud pool had 2 others who got out a few minutes after we got in and the sulfur pool had one other family in... More
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