Hell's Gate Geothermal Walk

Rotorua, New Zealand

From US$25.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Enter a world of bubbling mud and powerful geysers with admission to Hells Gate, a geothermal park in Rotorua. Once you’re in the Hells Gate park, you can follow a self-guided walkway through New Zealand’s most active geothermal field, pausing to explore interactive exhibits along the way. After the geothermal walk, take time to visit Hells Gate's native forest on a bush walk, listening for the sound of tropical birdcalls as you pass silver ferns and thick foliage.
  • See the geothermal power of New Zealand
  • Walk through the heart of the geothermic field
  • Visit the park's bush walk
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon guided tour

What's Included

  • Guided or Self-Guided Geothermal Walk
  • Bathe in Mud Bath & Sulphur Spas
  • Food & Drink

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 351 State Highway 30
    351 State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand

    Hell's Gate is located just outside of Rotorua's city centre. From the city simply travel east on State Highway 30. At approximately 5 minutes past the airport, you will turn right towards Whakatane. Hell's Gate is 3kms down this road.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve & Mud Spa

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve & Mud Spa

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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31 reviews
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Wonderful Experience into another world.
Frederick_F, Feb 2023
The whole experience was an adventure into another world. Absolutely amazing. On top of this our guide was incredible. He had knowledge, humour and above all he was a ‘born teacher”. The ones in life you want to listen to.
Albert_K, Feb 2023
Great picturesque walk through the bushes to the craters followed by a relaxing mud bath. Perfect experience with family if you want some quality time.
Great walk even in winter
Hajnalka_M, May 2022
Fantastic place, great walk and learning, even in winter and even if choose not taking the bath, impressive and well maintained natural treasure. Such a shame that the reception staff was so unhappy on the day of our visit.
A walk to remember
SHAMSIAH_M, Aug 2019
It's our first time walking amongst bubbling water/mud in a geothermal active region. The smell of sulphur is in the air but sadly we did not see any sprouting geysers during the walk. It would have made it complete. But thank you for the experience and the good service 😊

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