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Hells Gate Excite Experience & Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Combo Day Tour

Experience a day of wonder and discovery as you visit two of New Zealand's most fascinating geothermal locations in just a day!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic drive through lush countryside with opportunity for photo stops
  • Explore the incredible Lady Knox geyser eruption with heights of 10 to 20 metres
  • Explore the amazing Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland geothermal walk including the truly fascinating champagne pool
  • Discover surreal beauty and dramatic geothermal landscapes
  • Visit Hell's Gate - home of active mud volcanoes, land coral and erupting water
  • Hell's Gate Excite Experience - geothermal walk, geothermal mud baths and sulphur spas

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland - The place we love to share with our visitors!



Lady Knox Geyser

Come and see the history and beauty of the Lady Knox Geyser at 10.15am every day. Presented by our fantastic staff in a natural amphitheatre. Lady Knox Geyser provides a unique opportunity to see an eruption to heights of 10 to 20 metres.

Geothermal Park

Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. You are introduced to a uniquely different natural landscape – the key to what you see lies below the surface – one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand, extending over 18-sq. km.

Mud Pool

Visit the Mud Pool to complete your experience at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. The largest mud pool in New Zealand, it was originally the site of a large mud volcano which was destroyed through erosion in the 1920’s.

Hell's Gate

More than just a place of myth and legend, this land has the power to heal and excite anyone who meets it, just as it's done for centuries. Come and discover New Zealand's most unique geothermal experience!

Hell's Gate Geothermal Walk

Take a guided or self-guided tour of New Zealand’s most active geothermal reserve, walking amongst erupting waters, an active mud volcano, and land coral. Experience getting your hands and feet dirty in our healing mud pool or try your hand at Māori carving. You’ll soon discover the legends and myths behind Hell’s Gate.

Hell's Gate Excite Experience

Combine all three of Hell’s Gate’s most popular experiences with this package. Take part in the guided or self-guided interactive geothermal walk, before indulging in our geothermal mud baths and sulphur spas. It’s a Rotorua experience you’ll never forget.

Includes a geothermal walk which takes between one and one and a half hours, as well as Māori carving. Then bathe in our world-famous mud baths and soak in the sulphur spas and cool plunge pool.

Adult $599.00
Child $249.00 (5 to 15 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 to 4 years)

What's included

  • Return transport from Auckland
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks and a Water Bottle
  • Wi-Fi on-board our minibus - just ask our friendly staff for access
  • Entry to Lady Knox Geyser
  • Entry to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Entry to Mud Pools at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Hell's Gate Excite Experience including geothermal walk which takes between one and one and a half hours, as well as Māori carving
  • Bathe in world-famous mud baths and soak in the sulphur spas and cool plunge pool

Duration

  • Allow approximately 12 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Pickup Location: Grand Mercure Hotel, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD

Notes

  • Please note: After booking, you will be contacted by the tour operator directly to arrange pick up details.

    Infants (0 - 4) years are free of charge. Children are considered individuals between the ages of 5 to 15 years.



    Terms and Conditions:

    Please seek medical advice before using the geothermal pools is you have any of the below conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Low or High Blood Pressure
  • Mobility Problems
  • Active or Under Active Thyroid
  • Verruca/ Warts
  • Heart Conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Skin diseases/disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Metal Pins/ Plates
  • Claustrophobia
  • Ear Infections
  • Cancer
  • Recent Surgery
  • or Sulphur Allergies.


  • Please keep well hydrated by drinking water when using the hot pools.

    You can contact the Operator for further Terms and Conditions upon booking.

Available Bookings from November 06 to November 12

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Fri 6 Nov
Sat 7 Nov
Sun 8 Nov
Mon 9 Nov
Tue 10 Nov
Wed 11 Nov
Thu 12 Nov

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$419.00
  • Child$249.00
  • Infant $0.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$359.00
  • Child$249.00
  • Infant $0.00

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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    Child 5 to 15 years

      Infant 0 to 4 years

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