Hells Gate, Tikitere

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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  • We did the Tikitere experience. The guided walk was informative and entertaining. The mud bath was a once in a lifetime experience and the relaxing soak in the hot pools afterwards was amazing. The sm...  more »
  • Had a splendid time. So relaxing. Guide was so knowledgeable and we enjoyed his sense of humor. Carving was fun. Soaking was just what we needed.  more »
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