Hells Gate Mud Bath and Sulfur Spa Experience

1.5 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $55 Per Adult

Hells Gate Mud Bath and Sulfur Spa Experience

1.5 Hours
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Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $55 Per Adult

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      Hells Gate Mud Bath and Sulfur Spa Experience

      Tauranga, New Zealand
      From (USD) $55 Per Adult
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      • Mud bath: Submerge your body in the warm, silky, mineral-rich Hells Gate mud and let the healing begin. Mud baths are known for anti-inflammatory properties that alleviate muscle pain, and for the soothing effect is has on the skin.
      • Sulfur spa: After the mud bath, step into the relaxing waters of the Sulfur Spa, direct from Hells Gate's Hurutini pool. The sulfur water enhances the softening and smoothing of the skin from the mud bath, and increases blood circulation.

      About This Tauranga Tour

      For over 700 years, the Maori have used the unique thermal mud and acidic sulfurous waters of Hells Gate to soothe, heal, and improve their overall wellbeing. A mere 20 minutes in one of the warm, silky, mud pools, followed by soaking in the mineral-rich sulfur waters of the spa, will make you feel like you found the fountain of youth.

      Mud has been known to have therapeutic powers for thousands of years. Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba loved them, because they're relaxing and re-invigorating. Soaking in the warm mud of Hells Gate can help ease muscle pains and aches, and minerals like sodium, magnesium, and potassium in the mud can do wonders for your skin. But that's only part of the experience.

      After the mud bath and a cool shower to cleanse it off, you'll enjoy the healthful waters of the Hurutini pool at the spa complex. The sulfur water helps restore body tissue, strengthen nails and hair, even alleviate certain skin eczemas, taking advantage of your open pores to exfoliate and deep-cleanse: a heavenly feeling in a place called Hells Gate.

      The dead pool

      The warm sulfuric water in the Hells Gate spa comes from a pool named after Hurutini, wife of a cruel Maori chief who showed her no respect. According to legend, she threw herself into the hot boiling pool to wash away her shame, and died. When her mother found the body, she cried "here lies my precious one," (aue teri nei tiki) which was shortened to Tikitere. And that became the Maori name for the thermal park and surrounding area, 650 years ago.

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      Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.

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