Hells Gate, Tikitere

(3.1/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • This local attraction in Rotorua cost $35 for adults which allows you to walk around the volcanic hot mud lakes of Rotorua. They suggest the walk takes about an hour, but my mate and I did it in about...  more »
  • A quick stop to explore and rejuvenate! I walked the entire grounds and it's quit fascinating. I finished with a real mud bath and a sulphur bath and felt totally refreshed. Make sure to bring older b...  more »
  • The tour of the geothermal area was informative and worth the time. Highly recommend this. The bathroom accommodations for changing for the mud bath and spa experience are not private unless you lock ...  more »