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Hells Gate

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry
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Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry
From US$24.63*
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“mud bath”(452 reviews)
“sulphur spa”(125 reviews)
“skin feels”(23 reviews)
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 Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve that have been used by the Maori for more than 700 years for...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
State Highway 30, Tikitere, New Zealand
+64 7-345 3151
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There’s a lot of geothermal parks in New Zealand but Hells gate for me is one of the best. They have mud pools and sulphur pools which are very therapeutic. It was an awesome experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Voyager39131
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a blast here! We got to watch the bubbling mud pools and bathing in them was fun as well. The actually heated pools aren't too hot but make for an enjoyable experienced. All in all we were really satisfied.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MFSB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to experience everything the combo is worth it. You can join the guided tour at 9.30am, our tour guide (I think his name was Paul) was amazing, he was so knowledgeable and made the walk around the park that much better. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bubblerub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the basic visit as in walked around the entire place checking out the various areas and hot water streams, very unique environment and worth a visit but is rather expensive for what it is.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Warren S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The combo is a great option as you get to explore the fascinating park with bubbling pools of mud and steaming sulphur pools, then relax in the mud and sulphur baths. Small shop and restaurant onsite too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 698davef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I purchased the the Mud spa package which included the geothermal walk through the park. This hot springs experience is different to any other hot springs you will visit as it is quite unique to walk through the park and see the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ChelseaJade14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Combo of bushwalk, mud bath and sulphuric pools. Bushwalk I enjoyed, the moss growing on the trees looks great, I have never seen that anywhere before. And the boiling mud pools are quite amazing. The mud bath was ok, I would recommend...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank scottjfraser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a guided walk around the park which is well,worth doing to get some very interesting facts. (Do not stray off the paths is the best advice ever). The spa itself is well worth doing and the showers etc are private (and necessary). The sulphur...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank framboise1991
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose the guided tour option which was informative and a great way to see Hells gate, at 9.30am we had pre purchased tickets for park entrance and a private mud and sulphur bath for six adults. Overall it was a fun half day spent...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 399deb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had limited time, and called in on our way from Tauranga to Rotorua. I was asked at Reception if I had visited Hell's' Gate before, and when I replied that I had last visited 60 years ago, the staffer replied that I would notice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Dianne M
3 February 2019|
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Response from cherryBournemouth | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but we had the private mud and pool experience. There is limited space there so it may a good idea.
Margaret S
21 January 2019|
Response from eshexplore | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need to bring towels. Otherwise you can hire towels for $2 from memory.
4 June 2018|
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Response from Breeze_NZ | Reviewed this property |
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