Hells Gate, Tikitere

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#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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  • Enjoyed the guided tour explaining the thermal items in the park. It is a very interesting place to walk around. Afterwards had a private mud pool to relax in and apply mud, which was relaxing and enj...  more »
  • Very nice experience, staff were very good. Very clean and the atmosphere is very good. The only things is that it was not as big as i thought, the mud pools were only 3 small pools the size of a norm...  more »
  • The largest geothermal park in the area. Plenty of pools and boiling mud to see as you walk around the path. After the walk you can relax in the mud pools and hot springs. You have limited time in the...  more »

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