Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas

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Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa

From US$51.78

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Offered in: English


Treat yourself to a therapeutic mud bath and sulfur spa package at Hells Gate Geothermal Park. Located in one of Rotorua’s most active geothermal zones, Hells Gate features mud bath treatments that leave your body rejuvenated and skin smooth. You also have the option to cool off with a dip in waterfall pools after your treatment.
  • Soak in a mud bath for relaxation and health benefits
  • Soothe travel weary muscles at a picturesque setting
  • Feel rejuvenated after a long soak in the therapeutic baths
  • A small group means more attention from your host

What's Included

  • Bathe in Mud Bath & Sulphur Spas
  • Food and drinks
  • Swimwear and Towels available to hire onsite

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

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operating days and hours may vary, please see the Hell’s Gate website for latest updates and last entrance times.
  • We recommend that women do not use our bathing facilities whilst pregnant. However, it is an individual’s choice and we recommend that you seek advice from your health professional if you are wanting to bathe.
  • Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The minimum age for the Mud Bath is 2.5 years, and for the Sulphur Spa is 6 months.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children are considered those aged 5 -15. Under 4s are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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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179 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Enjoyable and relaxing
sonia_t, Sept 2023
The staff here are super nice, welcoming and informative. All the spas were at a nice temperature not too hot or too cold. Even though it was raining it didn’t lessen the experience. I do recommend going during a weekday or not during school holidays as the spas felt a little cramped and to bring a unique towel as ours was touched/used due to confusion. Our skin was super soft afterwards but a little dry as expected I would definitely come back here again with more people.
Do not buy tickets via Viator
Jake_Y, Aug 2023
Please do not book via Viator. Terrible customer service. I booked 2 tickets via Viator and realised paid in USD on the next day. I checked the transaction and it was more than the original price in NZD. I thought i could get discount with Viator but they just confuse people with USD. I asked customer service to refund the discrepancy but it was rejected. What was the point that i booked the tickets in advance? It’s scam.
Oh so muddy
yboyes, Jul 2023
Didn’t know what to expect in this experience but 10/10 Lovely family time and experience Surrounds very clean and well kept Safe Enjoyable
Would do again!
Ryan_T, Jul 2023
Excellent adventure with the whole Family! We had a great time with the mid and sulfur pools. The showers were very clean. It was nice to grab a quick bite and coffee afterward.
Good and not so good
Lesley_W, Apr 2023
With family from overseas. They loved the mud baths. Hells Gate is much smaller than it was years ago so a little disappointing with the walk around.
Great experience
Jessa_T, Apr 2023
Great experience despite the rain! The mud bath was warm and therapeutic. A bit pricey for what it is but it is a tourist destination so understandable.
Don't miss this place
Mark_B, Apr 2023
We had booked Hell's Gate before arriving in NZ and was a bit dubious about what it entailed. It turned out to be a fabulous experience, even though it was raining! It's a very organised place and the heated pools where you cover yourself with mud are a very pleasant place to be (not what we imagined)! After 20 minutes in the mud pool, we were able to shower very close by then relax in the thermal pools. It's a lovely environment with great, friendly staff. We have supurb memories of our time there. Would definitely recommend hiring one of their costumes as the smell does linger in the fabric despite soaking and washing, as recommended, but don't be put off.
Don't do it
Nicolai_K, Mar 2023
waste of money. only a few dirty pools. not at all like in the pictures. it is not worth visiting...
Great place to go
Joeann_P, Mar 2023
Absolutely wonderfull experience, staff were welcoming and friendly. Atmosphere and facilities were great.
It was a nice and...
Celine_Y, Feb 2023
It was a nice and relaxing experience, even if it looked a little too manufactured and commercialized.
Great experience
Ros_R, Feb 2023
Very relaxing, had the most amazing seafood pie after which I would really recommend. Staff very helpful
Loved the experience of...
Karen_Y, Jan 2023
Loved the experience of the mud/spa - however, call me a prude, there could have been warning that there were NO changing cubicles. It was a free for all and I saw things no one should have to see. Privacy is sometimes a priority for a lot of people especially when getting dressed/undressed...āue!
Great muddy fun!
Carol_C, Jan 2023
Lovely friendly family space - staff extremely helpful. Facilities clean & well managed. We all said our skin felt so good when we came out too. Well worth a visit ☺️
Very good nice to visit...
Ramizakhan_K, Jan 2023
Very good nice to visit this place enjoy this place people it is nice love it to hope ing to came back to visit
Muddy In Rotorua
Michael_C, Dec 2022
The mud baths and sulphur waters at Hell’s Gate were a wonderful and relaxing way shake off the torrential rains we had been experiencing on the trip to Rotorua. Great experience and very nice facilities!
Great relaxing and fun experience
Leissa_H, Dec 2022
Very relaxing, sharing the pool with others was fine and found we had enough space to relax with others.
Repeta_M, Nov 2022
We had a lovely time, and the staff was wonderful, thank you! Last weekend would have been my 5th visit it's been a while since I was last there, and we were allowed to go into the mud pool as many times. The staff explains the new rules, and why we are only allowed 1-time mud bath for 20mins, due to health and safety. We capture some awesome photos, with our martial arts team covered in mud when we were last there. Thanks again!
Great fun
susan_c, Nov 2022
We loved it, great experience, friendly staff, good facilities Will recommend. The temp of the 2 pools was perfect. Easy location to find from central Rotorua
Walking in the hot pools...
JoanW, Nov 2022
Walking in the hot pools took ur breath but once in omg so good & then walk into the mud bath was just divine ☺️
A lovely morning
Sharon_A, Nov 2022
The Landscape on the walk at Hells Gate was amazing. The mud spa was fun and the Sulphur pools were so relaxing. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely morning.

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