Hells Gate, Tikitere

3.2
#2 of 116 in Spas in North Island
Set in Rotura's most active geothermal area, Hells 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 Hells Gate to your Tikitere travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tikitere online road trip planner .
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  • This place is a small thermal hot spring and a thermal spa (Mud bath). The hot springs area is relatively small but interesting although if you want a real thermal springs experiance then go to Wai-O-...  more »
  • Wow what a fantastic thing to do! We are from Australia and have nothing like this at all so was the perfect thing for us to try. Loved it so much, even the hubby's loved it! Highly recommend it! ; )  more »
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