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New Zealand's only geothermal mud bath complex where visitors can immerse themselves in the silky smooth warm geothermal mud and sulphurous waters of the Hells gate thermal reserve that have been used by the Maori for more than 700 years for healing...more
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Fabulous morning spent witnessing the geothermal activity so closely. We loved the walk, many photo opportunities, and then we enjoyed the mud pools and sulphur spa. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Nice easy drive to get there.
My family of 4 including 2 kids had a great experience. They of course complained about the smell but once we were in the mud, sulphur pool and plunge area, they loved it. Just know that the sulphur smell remains on your skin for a...More
We paid for the walking tour and it was well worth the money. The guide gave us much information about the various pools which one would not have get if you were to walk through the park by yourself.
Learn about the different mud (black,...More
I expected a lot more for the price we paid. Honestly, You better off going to a national Park. If you decide to go, rent a car or cab so you don't have to be waiting for their shuttle. They have only one shuttle and...More
As an experience this place definitely has a big wow factor. The heat, The stench and spectacle of the bubbling pools is really otherworldly. You feel like you're in a film set. But the park is quite small and only takes about an hour to...More
It was fun to experience a mud spa in Rotorua. The facilities for changing and maintaining your possessions was pretty minimal and basic. This is not a place for a germophobe! We were with friends so we had a blast. Be careful of the clothing...More
On arriving to Rotorua the first thing we noted was the smell :) so when we arrived at Hells Gate we were expecting to be up close with that smell. Not so and the explanation was fascinating. We were on a budget holiday so only...More
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To walk around the park you don't need to book. The guided tour is good but you need to book. If you want a mud bath/sulphur pool I recommend you book as well. June is NZ's Winter season so it could be quiet in the... More
To walk around the park you don't need to book. The guided tour is good but you need to book. If you want a mud bath/sulphur pool I recommend you book as well. June is NZ's Winter season so it could be quiet in the mud/pools/ booking department. So you could be lucky winging it. The reserve is on private land and so I find it less busy and not as overwhelming like the other geothermal company/tours. Hope you have a good time. P.s You'll get use to the smell... I hope. 😂
Hi, we were there in November of 2015 and it wasn't crowded. The guided tour had approximately 10 people on it. The mud pool had 2 others who got out a few minutes after we got in and the sulfur pool had one other family in... More
Hi, we were there in November of 2015 and it wasn't crowded. The guided tour had approximately 10 people on it. The mud pool had 2 others who got out a few minutes after we got in and the sulfur pool had one other family in it. Leave your silver jewelry off and wear your old swimsuit, my suit still smells after several washings. Not sure about the road to the north, but we drove around all week and all the roads would easily fit a motor home. You can probably check the website for pricing, I don't remember what the guided tour costs. Have fun and make sure you go on the Luge in Rotorua, it was my family's favorite.