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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  • We enjoyed our time here, especially the mud baths however were very disappointed in the staff. They were polite and helpful but never mentioned to keep our jewellery off for 24hrs. Meaning we got...  more »
  • The private mud bath was great but the advice about not wearing jewellery for 24 hours after was not heeded and my partners silver all turned black so be careful!!!  more »
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