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!

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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 recommend bringing an old pair of swimwear for the hot pool as the sulfur smell can be difficult to rinse out alternatively you can rent swimwear from Hell’s Gate for $5! 

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. Recommended maximum 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.

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 $5 per item.

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  10/10 experience - definitely get your money’s worth. Hayley, our guide, was super patient and made our experience that much better. Can’t wait to come back!

    January 1, 2022
  • star rating  Me and 4 of my crew, went to this rafting company and it was the best I’ve ever experienced, the 7meter drop! It was all a blast, I’d like to... read more

    John Doh
    January 1, 1970
  • star rating  We had such a great time on the river, stunning scenery and adventurous waterfalls, great guides ... thanks, very highly recommended!

    June 18, 2022
  • star rating  Family Trip with 3 teenagers.
    The whole gig was relaxed but professional, the guides played the nervousness really well. Hamish our guide read the team and pushed us... read more

    April 22, 2022
  • star rating  Highly recommended. The staff was amazingly helpful and friendly. Our guide Owen (I hope that's right) was awesome! He guided us throughout the rafting. Great communication. We never felt unsafe... read more

    July 1, 2021
  • star rating  It was a sunny but cold winter day when me and a mate decided to do the whitewater rafting on the Kaituna River. I had done the Grade 3-4 Rangitaiki... read more

    June 25, 2021
  • star rating  Amazing experience. We were pretty nervous since we were complete beginners and also the weather was really cold (came in winter June 2022). They provided wetsuits and other gear which... read more

    June 15, 2022
  • star rating  What an amazing experience. Great staff, very skilled and knowledgeable. Enjoyed and Will book again in a few months. Cannot recommend enough.

    February 1, 2022
  • star rating  An exciting white water rafting experience in a beautiful native forest setting near Rotorua. Rob was a fun great guide.

    January 1, 1970
  • star rating  Bluey and the boys were awesome! Hands down a great experience with friendly and very capable guides. Lots of laughs and thrills! Can’t wait to get back on the water... read more

    July 9, 2022
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