Timings : 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM (Winter timings)
8:30 AM - 10:00 pm (Summer timings)
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : NZD 35
Hell’s Gate, despite its forbidding name, is one of Rotorua’s most popular thermal attractions. The fuming and steaming geysers of Hell's Gates are spread over 50 acres of land. The therapeutic properties of the hot pools’ mud and their renowned sulphur spa treatments are a major tourist attraction for people around the country. Hell’s Gate has a significant place in Maori history and is also the site for many Maori legends.
Hell's Gate contains New Zealand's most active geothermal field and has erupting waters, steaming and fuming fumaroles, mud pools, mud volcanoes, and the Kakahi waterfalls which are the largest hot waterfall in Southern hemisphere. The natural hot springs, the sulphur rocks, mud pools, the hot waterfall and freaky landscape drops all are something reminiscent of an alien landscape.
Hell's Gate or Tikitere is a suburb in Rotorua. It lies on SH 30, between Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti in the Bay of Plenty region, New Zealand. Hell's Gate is about 18 kilometres North East of Rotorua.