Hells Gate Mud Bath and Sulphur Spa Experience

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The healing properties of Hells Gate mud and sulphur mineral water have been used by local Māori for over 800 years. Open and clean your skin by lathering it in a unique type of mud, before exfoliating and cleansing with a soak in the sulphur spa.


  • Relax with a mud bath and sulfur spa at Rotorua's most active thermal park
  • Enjoy views of the famous Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve
  • Cool off in a fresh spring waterfall


Enjoy a therapeutic mud bath and sulfur spa at Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve, located just a 15-minute drive from central Rotorua. A round-trip shuttle service option from Rotorua is also available. Soak in the thermal mud and acidic, sulfurous waters as the local Maori have done for over 800 years. Apply the natural geothermal mud to your skin while relaxing in the warm sulfurous waters for 20 minutes. Follow the mud spa with a cool shower before relaxing in the hot sulfur mineral spa. The warm geothermal mud opens and cleans the skin’s pores, and the sulfur spa provides a gentle exfoliation and deep cleansing.


Mud baths Sulphur spas Complimentary Cool plunge pool

Important Information

  • The mud bath has a time limit of 20 minutes once a day for health and safety reasons
  • The minimum age for the mud baths is 2.5 years of age, whereas for the sulfur spa it is 6 months
  • The chemical makeup of the mud and water will tarnish most jewelry, particularly silver, it is recommended to remove it and wait 24 to 48 hours to put it back on
  • Your swimwear and towels will have a sulfur smell to them after your experience and will need to be cleaned thoroughly.
  • Changing rooms, shower facilities, and disabled facilities are available on site

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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