- Luxurious and reinvigorating spa session at Rotorua’s most active geothermal park
- Following the footsteps of ancient Maori warriors
The experience was fantastic - the guided walk was interesting, and the guide, Jaxan, was funny and informative. The spa facilities were relaxing and rejuvenating. The staff at Hell's Gate were very helpful and the facilities were great.
Named “Hells Gate” by the author George Bernard Shaw who was amazed by its primeval landscape and raw geothermal power, this park contains New Zealand’s largest active mud volcano and the hottest waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere, where Maori warriors would come to heal their wounds after battle. See the twin mud pools named Sodom and Gomorrah, fascinating examples of land coral, and beautiful sulphur crystals.
The medicinal and curative properties of the mud in Hells Gate have been known for centuries. After a walk around the reserve you’ll enjoy a mud bath which detoxifies and regenerates the skin. Afterwards sink into a sulphur spa, increasing blood circulation and soothening and softening the skin even further. You’ll feel like a new person on emerging from this incredible spa experience.