Hells Gate Combo: Mud Bath and Spa with Park Walk
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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."
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