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Hells Gate Mud Bath and Sulphur Spa Experience

Hells Gate Mud Bath and Sulphur Spa Experience

From US$ 53.70 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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Duration 1 hour
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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
Full description
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 baths
  • Sulphur spas
  • Complimentary Cool plunge pool
  • 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
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The mud bath has a time limit of 20 minutes once a day for health and safety reasons
  • The minimum age for the mud baths is 2.5 years of age, whereas for the sulfur spa it is 6 months
  • The chemical makeup of the mud and water will tarnish most jewelry, particularly silver, it is recommended to remove it and wait 24 to 48 hours to put it back on
  • Your swimwear and towels will have a sulfur smell to them after your experience and will need to be cleaned thoroughly.
  • Changing rooms, shower facilities, and disabled facilities are available on site
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 47 reviews

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Beautiful area for enjoying the mud baths and sulfur springs! We spent 20 mins exfoliating our skin in the lovely hot mud baths. There are warm showers to get the mud off, then you have the opportunity for a cold dip in the fresh spring, or head straight for the warm sulfur baths. There was plenty of room, and a lovely view of the natural sulfur springs. You get used to the smell after a while - but i highly recommend a bag to put your swimmers and towels in as the sulfur can get stuck to your other clothes/belongings. Also ensure you have access to a washing machine after! The staff are very kind and helpful, we got a lot of useful tips to make our experience better, and info on what to do after. Minus 1 star due to lack of public transport to the venue, and no shuttle buses (it was a pretty quiet day though) - so get ready to spend a bit on an Uber to/from the venue unless you have a car. A must-do expereince in Rotorua!

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July 6, 2022

Fun experience!! For the adventure trail, we stopped many times to take photos that we lost track of the time and didn’t realise that it was already dark considering we arrived around 4pm. We were not even half way to the end of the walk and decided to go back as it got darker. But was fun being the only ones doing the adventure trail at the time and by the time we got back the ropes had already been closed off and thought maybe the receptionist/guide at the time had forgotten that we were still in there lol. But was quite an awesome experience though, highly recommend if your in an around the Tikitere area and would like to see waterfalls and some cool geothermals explode.

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June 7, 2022

Definitely recommend, leave yourself plenty of time to explore

October 11, 2022

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