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Wai-O-Tapu & Hells Gate incl. Mud Spa Experience Private Tour

Location Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
$622.83
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Overview
On this comfortable private day tour from Auckland, experience a land where myth and legend come to life, where the earth boils, mud heals, and steam disappears into the clouds above. Soak in hot steam, marvel at boiling mud pools and watch a geyser erupt in spectacular fashion at one of New Zealand’s most impressive geothermal wonderlands. This land has the power to heal and excite anyone who meets it, just as it’s done for centuries. Come and discover New Zealand’s most unique geothermal experience at Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland and Hell’s Gate mud spa. Your body and soul will feel revitalised after this soothing experience.
Wai-O-Tapu & Hells Gate incl. Mud Spa Experience Private Tour
Pickup included
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 13 hours
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants.

When giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience during a booking process. Otherwise, you can choose one after checkout and voucher redemption.
  • Admission to Lady Knox Geyser
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bathe in world-famous mud baths, soak in the sulphur spas & cool plunge pool
  • Soak up stunning views over the amazing geothermal reserve
  • Walk through a surreal lunar-like environment to witness the volcanic wonders
  • Admission to 90 minutes self-guided walk at Wai-o–Tapu thermal wonderland
  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  • Relax and rejuvenate yourself in the sulphur spa and cool plunge pool
  • WiFi on board
  • Experience the magical qualities of the nutrient rich mud pool at Hell’s Gate
  • Find a spot with the perfect mix of hot and cold temperatures, a truly magical experience
  • Promote good skin health and overall, well-being
  • Carry on past the Champagne Pool, a bubbling hot spring famed for its brilliant orange rim
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland
  • Explore the incredible eruption of Lady Knox geyser with heights of up to 10 to 20 metres
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission to Hell's Gate mud pools and sulphur spas
  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus
  • Witness the frightening display of geothermal chemistry, the Devil’s Bath, a neon green wonder
  • Visit the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu and witness its unique volcanic features
  • Fully guided private return transfers from Auckland
  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board
  • Complimentary High-Speed Internet on-board the minibus
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Auckland Central
    We pickup travellers from most locations in the Auckland CBD location. If your pickup location is not available on the list, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our very best to accommodate your request.
  • The Bombay Hills are a range of hills to the south of Auckland, New Zealand. Though only a small and seemingly insignificant range of hills, they lie at the southern boundary of the Auckland region, and serve as a divide between Auckland and the Waikato region. directly named after the ship Bombay, The ship itself was named after the Indian city of Bombay (now Mumbai). Bombay Means: a breed of black short-haired medium-sized cat. (pass by)
  • We stop to get some great coffee at your own expense and a comfort break before we continue our journey into the Waikato region.
  • Dog and Sheep Shaped Corrugated Metal Buildings
    We will also pass through the unique town of Tirau (the corrugated iron sculpture capital of the world) known for its antique shops and animal-shaped corrugated iron buildings.
  • Lady Knox Geyser
    The natural bush setting, the Lady Knox Geyser erupting daily at 10.15 am and the nearby ever active "Mud Pool" add other dimensions to the experience, the distinct sulphur smell, similar to that of rotting eggs will accompany you throughout your visit to this fascinating natural wonder.
  • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    Experience a land where myth and legend come to life, where the earth boils, mud heals, and steam disappears into the clouds above. An area in which the landscape has been sculptured by geothermal activity and where unique volcanic features can be viewed from well-defined tracks. More than just a place of myth and legend, this land has the power to heal and excite anyone who meets it, just as it’s done for centuries. Come and discover New Zealand’s most unique geothermal experience. Experience this land like our ancestors have done for centuries. Discover its beauty, its healing properties and its awe-inspiring power. ​ Thermal Wonderland is a series of brightly coloured geothermal pools, stinky sulphur mud baths and explosive geysers, directly in the middle of this volcanic zone. Our first destination is Wai-O-Tapu - Thousands of Years in the Making... "One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World"
  • Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve & Mud Spa
    Come along and you’ll soon discover why Hell’s Gate is New Zealand’s most unique and active geothermal reserve and mud spa. ​ Enjoy this thermal wonder land with our interactive guided or self-guided tour before relaxing in the geothermal mud and sulphur waters. Get down and dirty in a mud bath or unwind in a Sulphur spa overlooking a spectacular geothermal landscape, before cooling off in a beautiful spring-fed waterfall and plunge pool. Featuring hot-water lakes, New Zealand’s largest mud volcano and the largest hot water waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere, the Hells Gate Valley is the place to be for an indulgent experience that is almost sinful. With the only geothermal mud baths in New Zealand, the Hell’s Gate Spa is a highly therapeutic experience. You can slather yourself in the warm geothermal mud before jumping in the sulphur pool – with minerals that help to clear and detoxify.
  • Auckland Central
    After an exhilarating fun-filled adventure experience at Rotorua, it is now time to head back to Auckland to conclude your evening and drop-off at your hotel in Auckland. We can also drop you at your accommodation in Rotorua if you are staying locally in the region.
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the conditions, walking shoes, sun protection, jacket/warm layer, bring a camera & any essential personal items.
  • This is a self-guided walking tour and sensible walking footwear is recommended.
  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
  • If the guest has had or is suffering from any of the following medical conditions, we strongly advise that they seek advice from their doctor prior to using the geothermal pools.
  • The mud baths are suitable for children over the age of 2.5 years, whereas the Sulphur spas are suitable for children over the age of 6 months.
  • All infants must wear bathing suits or disposable nappies whilst bathing.
  • Please remove all jewellery before entering the pools as Hell’s Gate accepts no responsibility for tarnished jewellery.
  • For the bathing experience, guests can choose to bring their own bathing attire and towels or hire these items from Hell’s Gate at a small cost.
  • Tours are suitable for people of all ages and average fitness. Our scenic walks are short and optional. Please let our guide know at check in if you have any fitness concerns.
  • The mud bath experience is controlled to a maximum of 20 minutes on the basis of safety.
  • Hell’s Gate have swimwear for both males and females for sale, subject to availability.
  • Being an active geothermal area with uneven terrain, sturdy footwear is recommended. Jandals, sandals, flip-flops or high heeled shoes are not suitable.
  • Easy and good fitness level required.
  • It is important that children (as well as adults) drink water while bathing in order to keep hydrated.
  • If the guest has had or is suffering from any of the following medical conditions, we strongly advise that they seek advice from their doctor prior to using the geothermal pools. The list of medical conditions below is not an exhausted list but serves to highlight some of the main medical conditions where the geothermal pools may not be advised: Pregnancy, Low or High Blood Pressure, Mobility Problems, Active or Under Active Thyroid, Verruca/ Warts, Heart Conditions, Epilepsy, Skin diseases/disorders, Diabetes, Metal Pins/ Plates, Claustrophobia, Ear Infections, Cancer, Recent Surgery, or Sulphur Allergies
  • Lengthy immersion in the hot pools may cause dehydration and fainting. Please remain hydrated at all time by drinking the water available in the spa facilities and inform staff immediately if any discomfort is felt. When exiting the pool, take care and use the handrails provided
  • Both children and adults need to be comfortable with the heat, and Hell’s Gate recommends taking regular breaks to ensure overheating does not occur
  • Guests are advised to shower before entering the pools in order to remove any makeup, sunscreen or other products applied to the skin as we cannot confirm what is in each product and therefore if a reaction with the Sulphur will occur.
  • It is important that children (as well as adults) drink water while bathing in order to keep hydrated.
  • All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.
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    Wai-O-Tapu & Hells Gate incl. Mud Spa Experience Private Tour

    Location Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
    $622.83
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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