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Hells Gate Mud Bath and Sulphur Spa Experience

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Hells Gate Mud Bath and Sulphur Spa Experience

From US$ 53.86 per person

The healing properties of Hells Gate mud and sulphur mineral water have been used by local Māori for over 800 years. Open and clean your skin by lathering it in a unique type of mud, before exfoliating and cleansing with a soak in the sulphur spa.

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  • Relax with a mud bath and sulfur spa at Rotorua's most active thermal park
  • Enjoy views of the famous Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve
  • Cool off in a fresh spring waterfall
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Enjoy a therapeutic mud bath and sulfur spa at Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve, located just a 15-minute drive from central Rotorua. A round-trip shuttle service option from Rotorua is also available. Soak in the thermal mud and acidic, sulfurous waters as the local Maori have done for over 800 years. Apply the natural geothermal mud to your skin while relaxing in the warm sulfurous waters for 20 minutes. Follow the mud spa with a cool shower before relaxing in the hot sulfur mineral spa. The warm geothermal mud opens and cleans the skin’s pores, and the sulfur spa provides a gentle exfoliation and deep cleansing.
  • Mud bath
  • Sulfur spa
  • Cool plunge pool
  • Complimentary shuttle from central Rotorua (if option booked)
  • Swimwear and towels (available for rent on site)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with high blood pressure
  • People with food allergies

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Meeting point

Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve, 351 State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The complimentary shuttle from central Rotorua operates 3-4 times a day (seasonally). It must be pre-booked and is subject to availability
  • Please confirm your shuttle pick-up time and location with the local operator after booking. Note that your hotel pick-up may be earlier than the time shown when booking
  • The venue is open daily except Christmas Day. Opening hours vary seasonally
  • Bring swimwear and towels: they will not be discolored by the sulphur but should be washed as soon as possible
  • Changing rooms, shower facilities and disabled facilities are available on site
  • The minimum age for the mud baths is 2.5 years of age, and 6 months for the sulphur spa
  • All children under the age of 15 must be supervised by a caregiver at all times.
  • Children should not bathe for extended periods of time, and should drink water constantly.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 30 reviews

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It was a great day, staff were super, my second time to visit the mud bath. Thank you Linda Stevens

November 22, 2021

March 23, 2020

We had a great time, very relaxing. Don’t wear your own clothes, hire them or you’ll be sorry :)

March 20, 2020

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