Hells Gate Geothermal Park
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Hells Gate Geothermal Park

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About this activity
Learn about the fascinating Geothermal Park Reserve and its significance to the Maori people at Hells Gate Geothermal Park

The Hells Gate geothermal park is home to New Zealand’s largest active mud volcano and the Southern Hemisphere’s largest hot waterfall, as well as several other natural features. On your guided tour you’ll not only learn about these natural wonders, but also the history and culture of the local Maori people and the significance of this land to their ancestors. It’s a fun and interactive experience where you’ll be able to touch and feel the three different types of mud produced here, from the silky grey mud to the cold white mud- ask your guide about the healing properties of each one! Watch as the landscape changes around you and as you walk through clouds of steam and past points of legendary significance. After the tour, you’ll have the choice to explore the park on your own or be tempted to take a soak in one of the healing mud baths.

  • Includes admission and a 1.5 hour guided tour of the Hells Gate Geothermal Park
  • See New Zealand’s largest active mud volcano and the Southern Hemisphere’s largest hot water falls
  • Learn of different types of mud and their healing properties and try out a mud foot pool
  • Try your hand at Maori carving and learn about the area’s history from your experienced guide
  • Enjoy the convenience of complimentary transfers from Rotorua

How To Get There:

  • Address: 351 State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua
  • Complimentary shuttle bus from Rotorua area

Shuttle Bus Operating Schedule:

Winter (1st April to 30th September)

  • Leaving Tyron St at 8:50am, 12:50pm and 3:50pm
  • Leaving Hells Gate at: 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 6:30pm

Summer (1st October to 31st March)

  • Leaving Tyron St at 8:50am, 12:50pm, 4:50pm and 6:50pm
  • Leaving Hells Gate at: 12:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm and 9:30pm


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking’s availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
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