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Hells Gate Excite Experience & Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Combo Day Tour from Auckland

Experience a day of wonder and discovery as you visit two of New Zealand's most fascinating geothermal locations in just a day!


  • Enjoy a scenic drive through lush countryside with opportunity for photo stops
  • Explore the incredible Lady Knox geyser eruption with heights of 10 to 20 metres
  • Explore the amazing Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland geothermal walk including the truly fascinating champagne pool
  • Discover surreal beauty and dramatic geothermal landscapes
  • Visit Hell's Gate - home of active mud volcanoes, land coral and erupting water
  • Hell's Gate Excite Experience - geothermal walk, geothermal mud baths and sulphur spas

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland - The place we love to share with our visitors!

Lady Knox Geyser

Come and see the history and beauty of the Lady Knox Geyser at 10.15am every day. Presented by our fantastic staff in a natural amphitheatre. Lady Knox Geyser provides a unique opportunity to see an eruption to heights of 10 to 20 metres.

Geothermal Park

Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. You are introduced to a uniquely different natural landscape – the key to what you see lies below the surface – one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand, extending over 18-sq. km.

Mud Pool

Visit the Mud Pool to complete your experience at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. The largest mud pool in New Zealand, it was originally the site of a large mud volcano which was destroyed through erosion in the 1920’s.

Hell's Gate

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!

Hell's Gate Geothermal Walk

Take a guided or self-guided tour of New Zealand’s most active geothermal reserve, walking amongst erupting waters, an active mud volcano, and land coral. Experience getting your hands and feet dirty in our healing mud pool or try your hand at Māori carving. You’ll soon discover the legends and myths behind Hell’s Gate.

Hell's Gate Excite Experience

Combine all three of Hell’s Gate’s most popular experiences with this package. Take part in the guided or self-guided interactive geothermal walk, before indulging in our geothermal mud baths and sulphur spas. It’s a Rotorua experience you’ll never forget. Includes a geothermal walk which takes between one and one and a half hours, as well as Māori carving. Then bathe in our world-famous mud baths and soak in the sulphur spas and cool plunge pool.

Adult $599.00
Child $249.00 (5 to 15 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 to 4 years)

What's included

  • Return transport from Auckland
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks and a Water Bottle
  • Entry to Lady Knox Geyser
  • Entry to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Entry to Mud Pools at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Hell's Gate Excite Experience including geothermal walk which takes between one and one and a half hours, as well as Māori carving
  • Bathe in world-famous mud baths and soak in the sulphur spas and cool plunge pool


  • Allow approximately 12 hours for the whole experience


  • Common Pickup Location: Mövenpick Hotel, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD


  • Minimum age: 3
  • 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..

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Please note: After booking, you will be contacted by the tour operator directly to arrange pick up details. Terms and Conditions: Please seek medical advice before using the geothermal pools is you have any of the below conditions: 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. Please keep well hydrated by drinking water when using the hot pools. You can contact the Operator for further Terms and Conditions upon booking..

  • Child age is 5 - 14 years inclusive. Infants 4 years and under are free of charge..

Available Bookings from 22 Aug to 28 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Mon 22 Aug
Tue 23 Aug
Wed 24 Aug
Thu 25 Aug
Fri 26 Aug
Sat 27 Aug
Sun 28 Aug

  • Adult$599.00
  • Child$249.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$599.00
  • Child$249.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$599.00
  • Child$249.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$599.00
  • Child$249.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$419.00
  • Child$249.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$359.00
  • Child$249.00
  • Infant Free

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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      Infant 0 to 4 years

        *This option must be made together with another price type.

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