Rotorua’s Hells Gate & the Lakeland Queen

Venture through swirling clouds of steam and witness violently boiling mud and hot water pools in excess of 100°C at the fiercest of the geothermal areas –Hells Gate. Witness New Zealand’s largest mud volcano and also the largest hot water waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere, learn traditional Maori weaving techniques and get hands on with our geothermal mud renowned for its healing properties. Then relax and indulge in a geothermal steam cooked Maori hangi (pre prepared) in the midst of this spectacular active reserve. Travel to the Lakeland Queen, the only stern driven paddle boat in New Zealand and one of Rotorua’s Iconic Experiences. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea while you cruise around Lake Rotorua. Sail past the historical Ohinemutu village and St. Faiths Church then onto Rotorua’s Kawaha point. Tour order may vary and travel time is approximately one hour and 30 minutes each way.
  • Tour Code


  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Sightseeing / City Tour

  • Experience Types

    Culture & History, Culture & History

  • Duration

    6 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $169.99
    Children (12 & under) from $119.99

  • Lunch included!
  • Snack included!


Photography may be restricted within some areas of Hell’s Gate.


Relax and indulge in a geothermal steam cooked Maori hangi in the midst of this spectacular active reserve.

Special Notes

Wear comfortable walking shoes as your walk Hell’s Gate consists of uneven terrain in places. As with all geothermal regions, the smell of hydrogen sulphide permeates the atmosphere although it is not harmful to breathe. The sequence of the tour may vary. To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water.

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