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Rotorua Geothermal Attractions

Rotorua is built in a region of many Geothermal Hot Spring Attractions with wide array of geothermal landscapes: bubbling mud pools, volcanic crater lakes, colourful terraces, spouting geysers, and many more.

Since the 1800’s, Rotorua’s geothermal wonderlands have attracted visitors from all over the world and have since remained a draw card for tourists, along with Maori cultural tours and activities.

Well worth a visit are the geothermal areas of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and Hells Gate.

Waimangu

It’s one of the youngest geothermal systems in the world. Just 20 minutes from Rotorua’s city centre, this protected reserve is easily accessible. Tours include sightseeing, wildlife and botany exploration, hiking, and cruising.

Wai-O-Tapu

This is the country’s most colourful natural volcanic area! It is home to the famous Champagne Pool and other naturally-coloured cold and hot springs, large volcanic craters, steaming grounds, and sinter terraces.

Hells Gate

It is the most active geothermal attraction in New Zealand. It features the biggest mud volcano as well as the largest hot waterfall in the country. Enjoy a sulphur spa or a mud bath with great views of the geothermal landscape.

You can join a guided tour or explore the region on your own. If you do the latter, just make sure you stay on path!

Half Day Geothermal Wonderland Guided Tour
Half Day Geothermal Wonderland Guided Tour
North Island
On this Geothermal Wonderland Guided Tour, experience two of Rotorua’s world renowned thermal attractions – Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland...
Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry
Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry
North Island
Explore Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park at Rotorua, the most active geothermal field in New Zealand. Fittingly named by George Bernard Shaw at the...
Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa
Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa
North Island
Experience New Zealand’s Historic Spa like those enjoyed by the Ngati Rangiteaorere with our Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa package at Rotorua. Lo...
Hells Gate Park Entry and Spa
Hells Gate Park Entry and Spa
North Island
Experience the most active geothermal area in Rotorua, New Zealand – the Hells Gate Geothermal Park with our Hells Gate Park Entry and Spa pack...
Hells Gate Special Combo
Hells Gate Special Combo
North Island
Experience the most active geothermal area in Rotorua, New Zealand – the Hells Gate Geothermal Park with our Hells Gate Special Combo. Follow t...
Hells Gate Wai Ora Special Combo
Hells Gate Wai Ora Special Combo
North Island
Experience the most active geothermal area in Rotorua, New Zealand – the Hells Gate Geothermal Park with our Hells Gate Wai Ora Special Co...
Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Area
Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Area
North Island
Truly a wonderland of fascinating geothermal activity. Witness the spectacle of nature unfold at Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Area Rotorua in New Zeala...
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
North Island
At Waimangu Volcanic Valley you can see astonishing geothermal activity in the worlds most recent Geothermal Area. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is a glob...