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Hell's Gate - Geothermal Walk

Explore Rotorua’s most active thermal park! Hell’s Gate is set on over 50 acres of highly active geothermal landscape.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided or self-guided geothermal walk through Hell’s Gate
  • Try Māori carving and learn about local Māori myths and legends
  • Get your hands and feet dirty in the healing mud foot pool
  • See the amazing Mud Volcano and Steaming Cliffs
  • Discover the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere

Embark on a guided or self-guided walk of New Zealand’s most active geothermal reserve, walking amongst erupting waters, billowing steam, an active mud volcano, and Kakahi Falls, the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.

Experience getting your hands and feet dirty in the healing mud foot pool or try your hand at traditional Māori carving at the interactive carving house.

Come and discover Hell’s Gate – a place of myth and legend that has the power to heal and excite anyone who meets it.

Adult $39.00
Child $19.50 (5 - 15 years)

What's included

  • Includes the geothermal walk which takes between one to one and a half hours, as well as Māori carving and a mud foot pool

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience

Location

  • Hell’s Gate is located approximately 25 minutes from Rotorua City on SH30. Full driving instructions are provided on your booking confirmation email.

Notes

  • Geothermal Walk: Complimentary guided tours run daily, please check the Hell’s Gate website for latest departure times. Alternatively, a self-guided map is provided.

    Duration: Self-guided walk takes approximately 1-1.5 hours; guided tour takes approximately 1.5-2 hours.

    Courtesy Coach departures: Hell’s Gate provides a complimentary shuttle pick-up and drop-off, available from within the Rotorua central area. Bookings are essential. Please see the Hell’s Gate website for the latest timetable and to contact the tour operator to arrange shuttle if required.

  • Hell’s Gate provides a complimentary shuttle pick-up and drop-off, available from within the Rotorua central area. Bookings are essential. Please see the Hell’s Gate website for the latest timetable and to contact the tour operator to arrange shuttle if required.

    If it is raining, bring your own jacket or purchase a disposable rain poncho at Hell’s Gate. The rain will only add to your experience; the reserve has a noticeable increase in activity and steam during the rain.

Available Bookings from March 01 to March 07

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Greg Jones from New Zealand wrote on 04 January 2021

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Very unique experience, other worldly environment.

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heatherr1 from New Zealand wrote on 17 September 2019

Great!

Friendly and informative guide. Very interesting and beautiful walk.

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Deborah Charalampous from New Zealand wrote on 17 June 2019

Geothermal walk and mud bath

I had a great day. Staff lovely.

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mark from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2019

over sold

not that impressed

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Federica from Italy wrote on 07 October 2018

Very nice guide

The geothermal park was really interesting and suggestive all in all, but me and my partner agreed that, without the nice guide, it would have been almost boring. So by all means do the guided tour. Recommended.

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