You will see
- Bubbling mud pools
- Geothermal landscapes
- Geothermal waterfall
- Steaming lakes
Hells Gate geothermal attraction is Rotorua's most active geothermal park and is known as the "AWESOME BEAST" of New Zealand Geothermal attractions.
Hells Gate geothermal attraction features boiling hot pools and erupting waters with temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Celsius; steaming fumaroles; hot water lakes; sulphur crystals and deposits; New Zealand's largest active mud volcano; Southern Hemisphere's largest hot water fall and even examples of land coral.
See, feel and understand the awe of Irish Playwright, George Bernard Shaw as he gazed upon the land and gave it the English name "Hellsgate" as he believed he had arrived at the gates to Hell. A primeval setting displaying the awesome RAW POWER of the earth and its geothermal nature.
See, touch and be amazed with the unique geothermal muds of the Hells Gate geothermal park - the black geothermal mud used for more than a century in the treatment of arthritics and rheumatism, our ice cold white geothermal mud that changes its form from solid to liquid and back again, that is used for the relief of burns; and the warm silky grey geothermal mud that gently exfoliates the skin.
Hells Gate geothermal park is the only geothermal attraction in New Zealand that produces these three types of geothermal muds making Hells Gate geothermal attraction in Rotorua a unique geothermal mud experience.
Follow the footsteps of warriors old.through the swirling clouds of steam, past the pool where the Maori Princess, "Hurutini" lost her life for her people; see the violent geothermal activity of the "Inferno" with two erupting pools aptly named "Soddam" and "Gomorra" by George Bernard Shaw and then on to the "Kakahi Hot Water Fall, where warriors would return after battle to remove the "Tapu" of war and heal their wounds at the only Maori-owned area of geothermal in New Zealand.
Included in your Hells gate entry ticket is the Mud Footpool.
- Mud Footpool included
- Park map with explanations
- Mud bathing - an optional extra
- Bring your bathing togs if you want to bathe in the "Sulphur Spa"
- You can also join one of the twice daily guided geothermal walks through Hells gate, departs daily at 9.30am and 1.30pm, approximately 90 minutes duration.
Experience Schedule Options
|start time||end time|
|Any time of day||00:00||00:00|
Activity Ticket Charges
|Adult price||NZ $35.00|
|Child price (3 to 15 yrs)||NZ $17.50|
|Family price (max adults 2 max children 2)||NZ $87.50|
Can we do the mud bathing on this ticket.
No, the mud bathing is an extra cost option. You can book our combo ticket TRG-T077 to do the geothermal tour and Mud Bathing, or just the ticket TRG-T076 for just the Mud bathing.