Hells Gate Combo: Mud Bath and Spa with Park Walk

Hells Gate Combo: Mud Bath and Spa with Park Walk

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      Tauranga, New Zealand
      2.5 Hours
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
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      $ 66
      • Park Walk: See Kakahi, the tallest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere, and a 50-foot tall mud volcano; experience the Inferno, consisting of five separate pools ranging in temperature from 160 to 212 degrees F.
      • 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 renew 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 mud bath's softening and smoothing of the skin, and increases blood circulation.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to State Highway 30, Rotorua to begin your adventure.

      Helpful hints

      The most important requirement is for the child to drink water while bathing to keep hydrated. This is the same requirement for adults. The other issue to be aware of is the need to ensure that the child is comfortable with the heat. Again this is the same requirement for adults.

      Getting around

      The amount of walking is at the traveler's discretion while visiting the attraction. Varying surfaces will be encountered during your tour.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Tickets, Walking Tour

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      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for travelers 2 years of age and older.

      Bubbling pools of boiling mud. Steam rising high in the air. The smell of sulfuric water  everywhere. A walk through the rocky, barren terrain of Hells Gate is strange and eerie, yet it fills you with an unexpected sense of peace and calm.

      The Maori say that if you enter this desolate land through the Hells Gate entrance, you'll be protected from Ruamoko, the Maori god of volcanic activity and fire. So you can follow the trail and see places called the Inferno, and the Devil's Cauldron with divine permission and protection. Another reason to feel calm.

      That peaceful feeling only gets better at the Mud Bath and Spa, where you can indulge in three different treatments: grey mud to gently exfoliate the skin; black mud to treat arthritis and rheumatism, and skin-soothing white mud.

      Afterward, you'll enjoy the medicinal benefits of soaking in sulfuric water, which helps build and restore skin, hair, and nails as the hot temperature relaxes the body and muscles, soothing mind and spirit – the unintended gift from the god of fire.

      Named for number 1

      The warm sulfur waters of Kakahi Falls were used by Maori warriors to heal their bodies after battle. If they were far from the falls, the warriors knew that urine can be used as a salve on cuts and wounds. Since one reminded them of the other, the Maori named the falls O Te Mimi O Te Kakahi, which means "the urine of Kakahi."

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


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      Tauranga, New Zealand
      Great photo opportunities
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