Hells Gate, Tikitere

#3 of 70 in Spas in North Island
Hot Spring Spa / Wellness
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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  • We did not benefit from providing spa and mud bath which may explain that we were a bit disappointed since we are limited to visiting the park that costs $ 85. This visit lasts an hour and allows to visit different pools of mud/water acid, some of which are permanent boil due to their temperature higher than 100 ° C. The visit is interesting but it also sometimes monotonous and does not last long enough for the price. The site is so interesting if you also do a performance mud bath / spa that cost NZ $ 215 for a family (also includes the visit to the Park).
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  • As long as you don't mind the sulphur smell this is fantastic. You actually get to bathe in the thermal muds baths. It is really warm and very good for the skin  more »
  • My boyfriend and I joined the morning tour around hellsgate led by Ray. He was really funny and engaging and he made the place so much more meaningful with quirky facts and stories. We really enjoyed ...  more »

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