State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua, New Zealand. Ph:+64 7 345 3151
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The unique Rotorua Geothermal and Cultural Experience
 


Hells Gate Geothermal Park 



 


Rotorua Historic Mud Bath Spa

Geothermal - feel the earth's raw power

ROTORUA’s MOST ACTIVE THERMAL PARK

New Zealand, as a country is located on the “Ring of Fire” where the earth is always in a state of upheaval. This is no more evident than in Rotorua on New Zealand's volcanic plateau where geothermal activity is pronounced including erupting hot water, steaming fumaroles, mud pools and hot geothermal springs.

THE BEAST

Hells Gate Geothermal Park is set in 50 acres with a large variety of thermal features. Walk past steaming fumeroles and hot pools of boiling MUD so violent they are unnerving. Follow the footsteps of ancient Maori Warriors through the swirling clouds of steam, past the hot pool where the Maori Princess “Hurutini” lost her life, see the violent geothermal activity of the Inferno and the Kakahi Falls, the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.  Here, warriors would bathe in the sulphurous waters to  heal their wounds after battle and remove the “tapu” (sacredness) of war.

FEEL THE EARTH’S RAW POWER

Hells Gate Tikitere is a unique place of extreme contrasts.  You will see remarkable formations and colours, cascading hot water and unearthly vistas, even examples of “land coral”.
No need to heed the warning signs, you will want to hug the path!

 

 

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