Hell's Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa

Hell's Gate Geothermal Walk

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  • Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry
  • Boiling hot pools and erupting waters
  • New Zealand's largest active mud volcano
  • Make your own souvenir to take home
  • Complimentary shuttle transfers
  • Tour of the geothermal park
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What you need to know

As you walk through native bush and clouds of geothermic steam, you'll discover why this land has inspired myths and legends. Once used by Maori warriors to heal their battle-scarred bodies, visitors now use the nutrient-rich waters and mud to ease inflammation and arthritis, as well as rejuvenate the skin. This unique blend of awe-inspiring power and natural healing properties is a thing of cultural legend - having been used for over 800 years.

Take a guided or self-guided interactive tour of New Zealand's most active geothermal reserve. See erupting waters, an active mud volcano, land coral and a hot waterfall. Experience getting your hands and feet dirty in our healing mud foot pool or try your hand at Maori carving. Come along and you'll soon discover why Hell's Gate is New Zealand's most unique and active geothermal reserve and mud spa.


  • Due to changes in pH level and temperature, we have temporarily closed the foot pool experience. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


  • Geothermal walk
  • Complimentary Maori carving


  • Mud Bath & Sulphur Spas


  • Sessions run at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm every day.

Operating Hours

  • Open everyday, except Christmas
  • General operating hours (until 30th September 2024): Open daily from 10:00am – 6:00pm.


  • Allow 1 hour for self-guided walk or 1.5 hours for guided tour


  • Hell's Gate is located just outside of Rotorua's city centre at 351 State Highway, 30 Tikitere, Rotorua, New Zealand.
  • From the city simply travel east on SH30. At approximately 5 minutes past the airport, you will turn right towards Whakatane. Hell's Gate is 3kms down this road.
  • For ease, we also offer a shuttle service that can collect you from various stops around central Rotorua. Get in touch and we can help organise this. Bookings are essential and subject to availability.

What To Bring

  • Clothes suited to the weather
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Sunscreen during summer
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Camera

Additional Information

  • If you have booked for the geothermal walk or a package including the geothermal walk, we offer complimentary guided tours daily (subject to availability). These are approximately 2 hours in duration and commence at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Alternatively, a self-guided map is provided on arrival.
  • All complimentary services are subject to availability.
  • The full walking trail is 2km long and takes around 1-1.5 hours to complete. There are shorter routes however which can reduce the trail to 0.6km or 1.3km, these take between 0.5-1 hours.

Child Policy

  • Children must be aged 12 and over to participate in the carving.
  • Children are considered individuals between the ages of 5 to 15 years.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and it is their responsibility to supervise them at all times.

Cancellation Policy

  • You MUST CALL the operator before proceeding with cancelling this booking. 100% cancellation fee applies within 48hrs of tour date.

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • Offers and inclusions are subject to change without notice
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 48 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • The operator reserves the right to update their rates without notice
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