Hells Gate, Tikitere

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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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  • An interesting look at a variety of thermal pools and activity. We did the walk unguided at lunch time, and were surprised at how how it was, Good to save the mud pool and spa for after the walk. A fa...  more »
  • The walk thru the different landscapes and different pools was really informative. At the end of the walk we got try our hand at some carving, then took the carvings home--it was a cool experience.  more »
  • Unwind your tired body at the 'out of this world' location in New Zealand "Hells Gates" your body will rest and relax even if you don't think you can!!! I believe this is a truly once in a lifetime ex...  more »