Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve & Mud Spa, Tikitere

#2 of 25 in Spas in Bay of Plenty Region
Hot Spring · Spa
Set in Rotura's most active geothermal area, Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve & Mud Spa 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 Geothermal Reserve & Mud Spa to your Tikitere travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tikitere online road trip planner.
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  • For my first experience using a mud spa I was not disappointed. The staff were friendly and I left feeling super relaxed not to mentioned how soft and smooth my skin felt afterward. I can’t wait to...  more »
  • Went to visit this amazing landscape - was an absolute treat, a small rainforest in a volcano in a pool. Staff were amazingly friendly and helpful - a most welcome feeling, recommend for a gift from.....  more »
  • So good!!! My partner and I came up from Christchurch for a few days. We went to Hells Gate and were not disappointed! We done the geothermal walk and had the absolute most best time. Such a fascinating place. Really interesting to just watch in awe. It is hot there obviously as you are surrounded by hot mud pools.
  • Somehow we missed this on previous trips so this time we went there and were not disappointed. Two main parts we liked are the geothermal walk and the mud pool. The walk is nice with features named by George Bernard Shaw. Among those there is a Mud Volcano. And there is a mud pool to relax in. There's 20 mins limit but I find it sufficient. Mud is very fine and silky and fun to play with. There is a souvenir shop and small cafeteria. I would like to see better/bigger food choices but staff was very accommodating to meet our request.

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