Mud Rugby

Mud Rugby

Mud, mud and more glorious geothermal mud will be flying everywhere at the Hells Gate Rotorua Mud Rugby launching 17, 18 & 19 June 2017.

Dig your toes in for the mud tug of war, play mud rugby, show us your art skills with colourful mud rugby jersey body painting, enter mud orienteering to win one of the spot prizes, or just sit back and relax letting the rejuvenating properties of the world renowned geothermal mud rejuvenate your skin!

At the same time check out the surroundings you’re in at Hells Gate – NZ’s most active geothermal reserve!

$35 – General admission to Hells Gate Geothermal Park which entitles you to – tours of the Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve, and all the Mud Rugby events (Subject to availability. Bookings appreciate but not essential):

Muddy Team Events:

  • Mud Rugby
  • Tug of War in the mud
  • Rugby treasure hunt
  • Mud Scrum

Mud Activities:

  • Stuck in the mud
  • Mud Swan Dive
  • Coloured mud body painting
  • Guided Tours
  • Ta Moko Face Painting
  • Carving

 Other options

Hells Gate Sulphur Spa

Indulge and relax with a Hells Gate Sulphur Spa. Let the naturally heated geothermal waters renowned for their curative and invigorating properties rejuvenate and replenish you.

Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa

Hells Gate Mud Baths and Spas will be operating as per normal so come along and warm up in the geothermal waters.

Hangi Lunches:

Geothermal steamed cooked hangi lunches will be available from 12pm onwards. Hangis’ consisting of chicken, lamb, potatoes, kumara, pumpkin, stuffing, corn and other veggies. Also includes steamed pudding for dessert!

Cooking Pool Food Tasting:

Tantalise your tastebuds with food cooked in the natural thermal hot pools of Hells Gate Geothermal Park. The Hells Gate Cooking Pool has a constant temperature of 98 degrees Celsius. A selection of food such as sweet corn, free range eggs, tiger prawns and New Zealand mussels can be cooked in the geothermal pool. The unique and fresh flavour of food cooked in by this traditional method is an experience in itself.

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Read what our recent clients say

You look at the hot pools in this area and throughout the thermal park the pools are physically very close to each other but have different temperatures and colours. Lydia Doe

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