The Hells Gate Geothermal Park is Rotorua’s most active geothermal area featuring a walkway lined with unique geothermal wonders and interactive opportunities. Experience the geothermal features with a self guided map to show you around or join a guided tour of the reserve to learn more about the history, features and uniqueness of the geothermal area.
Recommended time: Allow one hour for self guided walk or 1.5 hours for guided tour plus time to soak in the geothermal spa.
After this, the geothermal waters of the Hells Gate Sulphur Spa will rejuvenate and refresh you, as you relax and take in the surreal surroundings of the wondrous geothermal landscape.
- Open daily EXCEPT Christmas Day
- Summer Opening Hour (1 October - 31 March)
Mud Bath Spa open from 8:30am - 10:00pm(last entrance 8:00pm)
- Winter Opening Hour (1 April - 30 September)
Geothermal Park open from 8:30am - 5:30pm(last entrance 4:30pm)
Mud Bath Spa open from 8:30am - 8:30pm (last entrance 7:00pm)
- Daily Guided Tour available 9:30am and 1:30pm
Please advise if you require a complimentary shuttle pick-up and drop-off, available from within the Rotorua area. THE SHUTTLE ROUTE RUNS DAILY:
Summer time (1st October to 31st March)
Beginning at Tyron St at: 8:50am, 12:50pm, 4:50pm and 6:50pm.
Leaving Hells Gate at:12.30pm, 4:30pm, 7.30pm and 9:00pm.
Winter time(1st April to 30th September)
Beginning at Tyron St at: 8:50am, 12:50pm and 3:50pm.
Leaving Hells Gate at: 12.30pm, 3:30pm and 6:30pm.