Hell's Gate, Tikitere

Set in Rotura's most active geothermal area, Hell's 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 Hell's Gate to your Tikitere travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tikitere online road trip planner.
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  • Hell's Gate was a short drive from Rotorua. We arrived early and joined a free guided tour - recommended as we learnt so much more about the site and Maori culture. The guide was knowledgeable and...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit to Hell’s Gate Geothermal Park and Mud Spa. We purchased the self-guided Hell’s Gate Geothermal Walk. They provided a very good walking map of the area. The various...  more »
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