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Hells Gate - The Full Experience

Visit New Zealand’s most active geothermal reserve on a self- guided walk before enjoying a relaxing mud bath and spa.
Hells Gate - The Full Experience


  • Hells Gate Park Entry, Mud Bath and Spa

  • Learn about the unique healing muds

  • Relax and rejuvenate in the hot sulphur spas

  • Experience the warm mud spas

  • Tour of the geothermal park

Discover New Zealand’s most active geothermal park on a walk throughout the reserve before relaxing in the mud bath and sulphur spa.

Learn more about this amazing natural wonder and its healing powers as you walk around the reserve discovering its unique features including its boiling hot pools. After a 90 minute self-guided walk, head to the Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa to experience the popular and historic spa for yourself.

The geothermal mud can be covered all over your skin whilst soaking in warm sulphurous waters for 20 minutes. Follow up with a cool shower to restore blood circulation. Finishing the experience with a gentle and relaxing sulphur mineral spa.

Book online today to experience the natural geothermal wonders of Hells Gate Geothermal Park.

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  • Hells Gate Park Entry, Mud Bath and Spa
  • 1.5 hour guided tour or 1 hour self guided walk of the geothermal park
  • Learn about the unique healing muds of Hells Gate and experience this for yourself
  • The natural geothermal mud can be smoothed over the skin while relaxing in the warm sulphurous waters for 20 minutes
  • Cool off in the shower which will restore blood circulation
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the hot sulphur mineral spas for as like as you like!
  • Experience the geothermal features with a self guided walk or join a guided tour to learn about the history
  • New Zealand's largest active mud volcano
  • Southern Hemisphere's largest hot water falls
  • Make your own souvenir to take home at Interactive Carving House

Operating Hours

  • operating hours and days may vary. Please see the Hells Gate website for the latest information and to check the last entrance times


  • Allow 1 hour for self-guided walk or 1.5 hours for guided tour
  • Mud bath takes approx 20mins, followed by Sulphur Spa for as long as you want


  • Hells Gate is located at 351 State Highway 30 Tikitere Rotorua New Zealand approx 15 min from Rotorua city

What To Bring

  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Clothes suited to the weather
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Sunscreen during summer
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Camera

Additional Information

  • Complimentary guided-tours run daily at 10:30am and 2:30pm, subject to availability. Alternatively, a self-guided map is provided on arrival.
  • Family passes are not offered by Experience Oz and will need to be purchased at the gate

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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