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Hells Gate Reserve Walk with Mud Bath, Sulphur Spa and More

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  • Guided or self-guided tour of New Zealand's most active geothermal reserve
  • Soak in the geothermal mud baths and sulphur spas
  • Try your hand at traditional Maori carving

Spend a few hours exploring the wonders of Hells Gate Geothermal Park in Rotorua, New Zealand's most unique geothermal experience. After a guided or self-guided tour of the steaming grounds, steeped in Maori myth and legend, soak in the healing sulphur spas, mud baths and cold pool.

What's Included?

  • Guided or self-guided geothermal reserve walk
  • Access to the sulphur spa and cold pool
  • 20 minute soak in the mud baths
  • Interactive Maori carving experience

Discover New Zealand's largest geothermal mud volcano and the Southern Hemisphere's tallest hot waterfall with a visit to Hells Gate Geothermal Park. Set on over 50 acres of active geothermal landscape, embark on a guided or self-guided walk around the grounds. Stroll through beautiful native bush and clouds of geothermic steam and witness mud volcanoes and bubbling pools as you learn about the powerful land that has been used by the Maori people for generations. Try your hand at Maori carving using a mallet, chisel and native wood before bathing in the world-famous mud baths. After gently exfoliating your skin, enter the sulphur spas and cool plunge pool which offer invigorating healing properties. Leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, ready for the rest of your adventure.

Session Length

  • Allow roughly half a day for this experience
  • Allow 60 minutes for self-guided walk or 90 minutes for guided tour
  • Entry times are 8:30am-4pm (Winter April 1 - Sept 30) and 8:30am-5:30pm (Summer Oct 1 - March 31)
  • Open seven days a week, excluding Christmas Day


Pregnant travellers are recommended to seek prior advice from their doctor. Not recommended for travellers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions


  • Children aged four and under are complimentary with a paying adult
  • Minimum age for the sulphur spa is 6 months and the mud bath is 2.5 years
  • Pregnant women are recommended to seek prior advice from their doctor
  • Not recommended for those with heart problems or other serious medical conditions


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • Minimum of 24 hours notice is required


Spectators are more than welcome to join their family/ friends in the spa facilities and take photos etc.


Ponchos are available for purchase at the front office.

Dress Code

Bring swimwear, towels and comfortable walking shoes with you. Alternatively, towels and swimwear can be hired from reception.

Other Info

Changing rooms, shower facilities and disabled facilities available.

This experience is located 20 minutes from Rotorua CBD.