Hells Gate, Tikitere
(3.1/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • we booked a spa package which included a walk around the geothermal reserve. We opted for the guided walk which was well worth it as the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The staff at the spa...  more »
  • A shuttle service from Rotorua Hells Gate is easy to reach, it has sufficient available parking. You can make a round trip and there admire the fascinating landscapes and bubbling Lakes. It is highly recommended to do this approximately one-hour tour. In the combined package, E.g. even a hot bath with mud can be made. It is really beneficial in 39 degrees hot water to relax his body. Warning clothing is pretty dirty in the mud bath then, the dirt can be rinsed again but by washing, it is advisable to buy the special detergent at the checkout for NZD 5. For me a very rewarding trip
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  • We were not sure what we were getting into when our travel agent suggested this one. A driver picked us up and deposited us there for a tour of the active geothermal lava area. Then the young (Maori) ...  more »