Hell’s Gate Rotorua – Bubbling, Fuming Glory

New Zealand has a number of attractions that show the intricacies and extremes of Mother Nature. Hell’s Gate Rotorua is one of those areas where the earth is always on the edge. The Earth’s unbridled power to nurture and destroy at the same time can be aptly experienced here. It is a land of contrasts that are on two extremes. On one side there is nature’s raw authority, and on the other there is beauty that is caused by that very same ruthless supremacy. It is simply a place to be overwhelmed by the control of the earth and its natural forces.

Hell’s Gate Rotorua is one of the fieriest thermal areas in the region and it is also one of the biggest active volcanoes in the world. It is regarded to be home to New Zealand’s largest boiling whirlpool, hot spraying pools, mud pools and even a hot water fall. It is a place where tourists go to see bubbling mud pools, boiling waters and fumaroles that make one get unnerved by the sheer force of nature. At the same time they are magical due to power that they hold, the beautiful vistas that are created and misty warm waters that cascade down the waterfalls. Many visitors make it a point to enjoy a mud bath which is said to be full of nature’s goodness in the form of minerals which are used in beauty products. There are a number of mud spas and other facilities to cater to the rising demand by beauty conscious travellers who come here to see these wonders of nature.

For travellers looking for a great holiday that has a combination of the best of Mother Nature and the finest that modern lifestyles can provide, there are a number of New Zealand hotels that provide exactly what one looks for. With a number of attractions ranging from the breathtaking scenery, beaches and cultural attractions in the region, there are a variety of Greymouth hotels that a traveller can choose from to spend their holiday. However for those looking for unmatched comforts and excellent hospitality there is Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ.


Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.