Hells Gate, Tikitere

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Hot Spring
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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  • To see the steaming cliffs at 144˚C is amazing! Our guide was excellent and knew everything about this unbelievable place.The mud bath was fun but too short and not enough mud! Lots of good-for-you st...  more »
  • We purchased the Summer Special combination which included a guided tour, mud baths & sulphur pools and a mini massage. Even in the pouring rain, Hells' Gate was worth visiting. Our tour guide for the...  more »
  • The mud makes your skin silky smooth for weeks which I enjoyed. They have a couple mud pools (20-min time limit), hot sulfur pool and cold water pool. There are limited private changing areas, with mo...  more »