Mud Baths & Rafting Combo

Mud Baths & Rafting Combo


Combining an epic 50 minute action packed ride down 14 epic rapids and the world’s highest rafted waterfall before lathering up in the amazing & iconic  Mud Baths. Then sinking into the naturally heated geothermal waters of Hell’s gate sulfur spa in what we like to call: One Dirty Hot Combo!

Saving $10 pp !!

Also please note – This is an exciting grade 5 rafting experience and is NOT suited for older or bigger people, or people that aren’t comfortable in the water. We have a weight limit of 120 kgs.

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Mud Baths and White Water Rafting from Rotorua

Join the Original Kaituna Rafting Company for an unbeatable grade 5 white-water experience on one of New Zealand’s most exciting and beautiful rivers!

Experience the thrills and spills of the Mighty Kaituna River as we take on the world famous 7 metre Tutea Falls, the highest commercially rafted waterfall.

Together with your expert guide, your team will enjoy a 50 minute action packed ride down 14 epic rapids in a tight and twisting warm water jungle canyon.

This is a white water enthusiasts dream and is a must do for adrenaline junkies and 1st time rafters alike!

Then sink in to the naturally heated geothermal spas at Hell’s gate, renowned for their restorative properties. While you soak take the chance to admire the native flora around you, you’ll soon feel rejuvenated inside and out.

Hell’s Gate offers the only geothermal mud bath experience in New Zealand and has been a treasured place of healing and revitalising for Māori for more than 800 years.
Hell’s Gate mud spa is a historic New Zealand experience. The healing properties of the geothermal mud and sulphur mineral water have been used by local Māori for over 800 years. Soothe and clean your skin by lathering it in our unique mud, before exfoliating and cleansing with a soak in the sulphur spa.

We also rent towels for $5
GoPro Chest harness rental – $5
And you can buy Glasser straps to keep for $5 also
Digital Photo’s of your tour – $40

Check in Time

Rafting tours depart daily at 9am, 11:45am and 2.30pm. Reservations WILL be required for ALL Hell's Gate mud baths & hot pools for bookings.


Allow 2 hours in total for the rafting & 2 hours for the hot pool & mud baths.


Rafting is Open All year! Hells gate hours - Open Daily from 10:00am – 6:00pm / LAST ENTRY FOR Mud Bath & Spas – 4:30pm !!


18 Okere Falls Rd, Okere Falls. Our base is located on the banks of the Kaituna River and there are no long bus rides or waiting around in wet suits! Arrive early and take a stroll down the beautiful Okere Falls Scenic Reserve walking track. With multiple viewing platforms of the river, and its many waterfalls, it’s the perfect pre-rafting activity! Then head to Hell's Gate and discover why it's New Zealand’s most unique and active geothermal reserve and spa complex


RESERVATIONS WILL be required for ALL Hell's Gate mud baths & hot pools for bookings. Grade 5 rafting trip 13+ years. NOT SUITABLE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN or THOSE WITH HEART CONDITIONS. MAXIMUN WEIGHT is 120kgs - must be fit and healthy.

We Provide

The best guides on the river, custom built rafts, wet suits, helmets, life jackets, paddles, fleece tops, wet suit booties and splash jackets. We also rent towels for $5, GoPro strap rental - $5, And you can buy Glasser straps to keep for $5 also, Digital Photo's of your tour - $40

Price Includes


What to bring

Swimwear / Shorts, Towel & a sense of adventure for the rafting. At Hell's Gate you will need your swim wear and a towel. We recommend bringing an old pair of swimwear for the hot pool as the sulfur smell can be difficult to rinse out. Alternatively you can hire them at Hell's Gate for a small fee

Minimum Numbers

No Minimum


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Health & Safety

We are taking all precautionary safety measures to give you a safe (and amazing) trip down our iconic Kaituna River, Wairoa & Rangitaiki Rivers. However River Rafting is an adventure activity with a degree of risk which increases with the grade of rapids. Rafts can capsize, and people may fall out of the raft in fast flowing & violent water, people may be injured.
The Kaituna & Wairoa River’s are class 5 rivers and both have waterfalls and hard rapids.
Grade 5 = Very difficult rapids, High-powerful-irregular waves, difficult to negotiate, the extreme for commercial operations. This said – The Kaituna river is an amazing river & is normally good for most fit and healthy people”


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  • star rating  my three friends and I came down for a weekend and we knew we should do some rafting! i’m absolutely stoked that we chose to do it here, everyone working... read more

    Eden Garside
    January 1, 1970
  • star rating  If you haven't ever white water rafted before, this is a must do. The whole experience was awesome from start to finish. Our guide, Blue, was so friendly and helpful,... read more

    Jackie D
    March 1, 2022
  • star rating  Brilliant! We had heaps of fun. Guides were friendly and made us feel safe and comfortable. Highly recommended to all!

    January 1, 2022
  • star rating  Amazing experience with Kaituna Cascades team. You guys are the best. Me and my friends came from Auckland to celebrate my birthday. Even if we came late, they welcomed us.... read more

    May 28, 2021
  • star rating  The team at Cascades were awesome. My groomsmen organised it as a stag activity and we all had a blast. The cliff jump at the end was an awesome finish

    Henry W
    April 1, 2022
  • star rating  Loved it so much. Definitely will revisit when we’re in Rotorua. Had a blast. The team where great, super helpful and super understanding. Kept us all at ease and made... read more

    June 9, 2021
  • star rating  Was an awesome experience! Felt super safe and comfortable and will most definitely be doing it again!

    July 13, 2021
  • star rating  Absolutely incredible experience.
    Guides were awesome and there was a great balance of professionalism and humour! It was an incredibly beautiful journey and an absolute rush.
    Definitely recommend to... read more

    May 20, 2021
  • star rating  Best you could do in Rotorua if you had to pick just one activity! Packed with action and scenic view. The best part, other than dropping down from the water... read more

    Jerry L
    February 1, 2022
  • star rating  Sickest activity, so much fun and all the staff are so welcoming, helpful and funrecommend doing this 100%

    January 1, 2022
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