Hells Gate, Tikitere
(3.1/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
Set in Rotura's most active geothermal area, Hells Gate boasts bubbling pools, mud volcanoes, steaming lakes, and more. The local Maori tribe Ngati Rangiteaorere have lived in this area for more than 700 years, utilizing the pools for bathing, medicine, and cooking, and remain the owners of the attraction. Explore the 20 hectare (50 acre) park at your own pace or join a guided tour to learn more about the rich history and significance of this extraordinary area. An onsite spa offers natural mud baths, massages, and more. Swing by the gift store to take home your own mud-based beauty products. To visit Hells Gate and get the most from your holiday in Tikitere, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tikitere tour planner.
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  • Hells Gate is rather disappointing for what you get there for the money of the geothermal attractions offered in the region. A fairly short hike along some hot pools that are elsewhere much more beautiful and spectacular.
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  • Relaxing to sit in the mud bath after walking around to see everything - a definite place to visit if you have an interest in volcanic activity. I did the self guided tour which took about an hour sto...  more »
  • Another great place! We did the long walk and it was very interesting to see everything. I thought the wood carving was awesome, such a great souvenir to take home. We finished our walk with a soak in...  more »