Hells Gate, Tikitere

3.1
#3 of 90 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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  • October 12, 2017
    Nice place, overpriced, but highly recommended for the mud bath experience! P.s. Don't put head under water!  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    Severely over priced mud bath was more like a dirty water bath than a mud bath we had to scape the bottom of the pool to get actual mud. The sulpha pools were like dirty bath water. Shower facilities ...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    Went here to take a soak in some hot pools. We both really enjoyed the mud bath and the pools. They only reason I giving it a 3 star review is that it’s over priced for what you get.  more »

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