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“Pure Bliss”
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Hells Gate
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Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Tikitere
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Went out to Hells Gate a few days ago and was so nice to relax. :) staff were very lovely and made us feel very welcome.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

You either love-it-or absolutley loath-it. Yet annually thousands of visitors brave or ignore the vibe to enjoy the spectacles. Aside from this attraction,there is stunning scenery in the Rotorua district. Lots of idyllic picnic spots like Hamurana Springs,a hole of crystal-clear water which bubbles from an emerald spring that flows into the lake. Walk past the groves of magnificent redwood trees and savour the wildlife.
Rotorua is easy to get around,as its city is set in a grid like pattern. The streets flow from the lake to town. Sure its commercial, but what the hack,there's a plethora of First-class heritage B&B's and any accommodation to suit.
At the end of the Government gardens,you can soak your hardened body in this thermally heated swimming pool. Afterwards smell the sulpher pits's bubble and fume behind the manicured rosebeds and bowling lawns. If the pong is good for the roses,think what benefits your skin will accrue!!... The high point is the tudor style bath-house-spa. Enjoy,

1  Thank Eli B
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have visited Wai Ora Spa Hell's gate and was absolutely perfect. Friendly staff explained us the procedures and nice warm mud and sulphur bath had and awesome effect for the skin. After the bath was nice smooth and soft. It was very pleasant that we could enjoy relaxing time under the night sky and just by ourselves. Was romantic. Will be great if the complex decide to have a restaurant as well, because the spa made us quite hungry. Thank you for the nice relaxing evening. Michaela & Phillip, Mamaku Blue

Thank Mamaku Blue B
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I loved Hells Gate, the geothermal attractions were awesome and its great to see nature this close.
My favorite part was the Devils Cauldron, bubbling mud.

It was a good walk and I enjoyed the length of time we spent here. Very quiet and not a lot of visitors which was nice.

Didn't do the spa but did purchase some mud packs to try out at the hotel.

1  Thank Shane G
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Firstly warm regards to the team of hells gate who have made this experince more than it could have been otherwise, Mud spa, something you will crave for a minute after you will get out from the pools, and wow what a location they have got right in middle of somewhere in which your body will only and mind will feel the realism in the world of relaxation and peace, I can not say much as people are talking in trip advisor already about this.
Something I would recommend while you are in rotorua, If you have not experience mud spa in Rotorua it would probably not worth coming this place anyways.
More than a experience for me, can not thank enough.
Highly recommended.

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