Hells Gate Combo: Thermal Walk / Mud Bath / Spa

Hells Gate Combo: Thermal Walk / Mud Bath / Spa

Hell's Gate, Tikitere is a unique place of extreme contrasts. You walk past steaming fumeroles and pools of boiling mud so violent they are unnerving.

No need to heed the warning signs, you want to hug the path. And yet it is a place of wonderful beauty - native fauna and birds so tame they will sit on your arm to feed.

You will see remarkable formations and colours, cascading hot water and unearthly vistas.

The Hells Gate WaiOra is New Zealand's only geothermal Mud bath and Spa facility which is located in an active geothermal reserve.

There are three mud baths in Hells Gate WaiOra capable of catering for up to nine people - with each mud bath being surrounded by New Zealand native Ti Tree - Manuka. Each mud bath contains between 70 - 100 kgs of geothermal both in suspended and solid form which can be liberally smoothed over the skin while in the bath.

The silky smooth geothermal mud in combination with the sulphurous geothermal water opens the skin's pores allowing the active ingredients to gently exfoliate and treat the skin while in the bath leaving it very clean and soft to touch.

The Hells Gate WaiOra provides visitors with a unique total geothermal experience be that cannot be found elsewhere in the world.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Cultural & Themed Day Tours
From: Rotorua to Rotorua
Price: From (NZD) $90 per person
Duration: 3.5 hours
Tour Code: hgc

Inclusions

Geothermal Reserve Walk
Hells Gate Mud Bath
Hells Gate Spa Bath

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily
  • Departure Point: Polynsian Spa – Complimentary shuttle available from Rotorua at 9:00am, 1:00pm & 5:00pm
  • Departure Time: Open-dated
  • Duration:Open-dated
  • Return Details: Open-dated
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • Child discounts apply to children aged 5 – 15 years. Under 5 free of charge
  • Massage and Therapies:
    • Facials and Body Scrubs the last booking will be 5:00pm,
  • The Geothermal walk:
    • The latest time that this can be done is at least 1.5 hours before sunset.
    • In Summer this can be 8:00pm
    • In Winter this can be 3:30pm.
  • For the Mud baths and Spa:
    • The latest entry is 8:30pm.
  • For swim wear and towels that you have used for your mud bath and spa experience please make sure that you wash then separately from your other clothes and that for the first wash you put in to the washer some cloudy ammonia (this can be purchased at Hellsgate or in any supermarket) which helps to neutralize the sulphur and then do a normal wash with normal laundry detergent. Do not place the clothes into a dryer as this will fix the sulphur into the material .
  • In terms of jewelry, particularly silver these will tarnish. Make sure that you remove any jewelry before your experience. As your skin pores will still exude sulphur for up to 24 hours after your experience when you put your jewelry on it may tarnish slightly. If this happens take the jewelry off and clean it with ordinary toothpaste which will remove the tarnishing.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

General Information

  • Cafe on site open 9:00am – 5:00pm daily
  • If you are having a spa or mud bath experience then you can either bring your own bathing attire and towels or hire them at Hells Gate. We also have swimwear for sale.
  • If you are going to walk the geothermal park then we would suggest comfortable footwear, some sunscreen during summer as well as water as you walk around due to the heat.
  • If it is raining bring out a suitable raincoat or you can purchase a disposable rain cape at Hells Gate. Do not be deterred by rain as the geothermal park is at its best when it is raining (as long as it is not to heavy).

Booking Form: Hells Gate Combo: Thermal Walk / Mud Bath / Spa

Hells Gate Combo: Thermal Walk / Mud Bath / Spa
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: hgc
From (NZD) $90 per person
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