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Rotorua Mud Rugby

Rotorua Mud Rugby

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  • Sat 17 Jun ’17, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 18 Jun ’17, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 19 Jun ’17, 10:00am – 4:30pm


Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve, 351 State Highway 30, Tikitere, Bay of Plenty


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $35.00


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Mud, mud and more glorious geothermal mud will be flying everywhere at the Hells Gate Rotorua Mud Rugby.

Dig your toes in for the mud tug of war, play mud rugby, show us your art skills with colourful mud rugby jersey body painting, enter mud orienteering to win one of the spot prizes, or just sit back and relax letting the rejuvenating properties of the world-renowned geothermal mud rejuvenate your skin!

At the same time check out the surroundings you’re in at Hells Gate – NZ’s most active geothermal reserve!

Muddy Team Events:
- Mud Rugby
- Tug of War in the mud
- Rugby treasure hunt
- Mud Scrum

Mud Activities:
- Stuck in the mud
- Mud Swan Dive
- Coloured mud body painting
- Guided Tours
- Ta Moko Face Painting
- Carving

Other options:
Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa
Hells Gate Mud Baths and Spas will be operating as per normal so come along and warm up in the geothermal waters.

Hangi Lunches
Geothermal steamed cooked hangi lunches will be available from 12pm onwards.

Cooking Pool Food Tasting:
Tantalise your tastebuds with food cooked in the natural thermal hot pools of Hells Gate Geothermal Park. A selection of food such as sweet corn, free range eggs, tiger prawns and New Zealand mussels can be cooked in the geothermal pool, each in their own separate kete basket. The unique and fresh flavour of food cooked in by this traditional method is an experience in itself.

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