Hells Gate, Tikitere

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#3 of 92 in Spas in North Island
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. Add Hells Gate to your Tikitere travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tikitere online road trip planner .
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  • It was all very interesting and pretty amazing really! Not geysers and all like Yellowstone, but had it’s own unique and riveting aspects to it. It takes a relatively short time to get through as well...  more »
  • We did the walk, mud spa and hot spring - and it was a great combo! The walk was very interesting and educational - and the mud and spa were definitely an interesting experience.  more »
  • Went back the second time in just over a year and well worth the experience - this has got to be THE best of Rotorua's thermal attractions. The raw power of nature can be seen at it's best.....highly ...  more »

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