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Address: State Highway 30 | Tikitere, Tikitere, New Zealand
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New Zealand's only geothermal mud bath complex where visitors can immerse...

New Zealand's only geothermal mud bath complex where visitors can immerse themselves in the silky smooth warm geothermal mud and sulphurous waters of the Hells gate thermal reserve that have been used by the Maori for more than 700 years for healing and wellbeing. A unique iconic New Zealand visitor experience. The Wai Ora Spa also features the unique 'New Zealand Cultural Spa Experience' with traditional Maori massage, facials and body treatments

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Excellent geothermal experience

The mud bath and spa is excellent. The changing room needs to be upgraded - no privacy in changing room.

Reviewed 19 July 2016
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

A group of 35 teachers from the US came here and had a ball. we rented the bathing suits for $5 each and a towel for $5.00 and off we went. The mud is amazing.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

The mud bath and spa is excellent. The changing room needs to be upgraded - no privacy in changing room.

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Thank 明辉 孙
Kaitaia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The mud pools were wicked, like a clay mask that dries and leaves your skin smooth. The sulfur spas however were quite cold, possibly due to this being an un covered open space and on a windy day.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Hell's Gate this morning and did the Geothermal Walk & Mud Bath and Spa with the best guide in the world Jaxan! Truly unforgettable experience of learning about geothermal features of the area combined with a beautiful bush walk and rubbing white mud into your hands! And that's even before we got into mud spa. Seriously, if you... More 

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. We had a mud bath followed by a hot pool which is really good particularly on a cold winters day . The staff are excellent very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Great pools and amazing mud bath to relax in, alittle on the pricy side tho but worth it if your in to that spa relaxation sorta thing.

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Tramore, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Great place for a walk. We came here as a bit of a sporadic decision and it was a great one at that. Lots to see and learn about the geo thermal activity in the area and a good way to spend an hour or so doing just that.

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Thank xtinct
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

The geothermal walk around the geyserland was great, but for me (as a local NZ'er who has been here many times before) it was the mud baths and the sulphur spa that just blew my mind. Amazingly soft on the skin, left me feeling both relaxed and revived at the same time.

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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Hells gate was a good experience, but I wasn't quite prepared for the smell. It's a lot stronger out there than it is in town. Also the mud is pretty hard to get out of your swimmers, so I wouldn't wear an expensive pair. We forgot towels and they charged $5 per towel and $5.20 for a bottle of water,... More 

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

If you hesitate between Hells Gate and Polynesian spa, go for the Polynesian as it's much bigger and better! In Polynesian there are lots of pools, the view is fantastic, there are different temperature pools so everybody can find its favourite, the bathroom + changing room is big, there are lockers and very clean! In Hells Gate you have 2... More 

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