Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park

Come and explore a volcanic world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the largest and most amazing silica terraces in the world. Wander through the Hidden Valley and visit the thermal Ruatapu Cave which extends more than 36m down into volcanic tuff to the ‘Waiwhakaata’ or ‘Pool of Mirrors’ hot pool at the bottom. Orakei Korako is home to the most active geysers of any geothermal park in New Zealand with up to 23 active natural geysers.

Where can I find Oakei Jorako Thermal park?

The Hidden Valley lies nestled in the Taupo Volcanic Zone between Taupo and Rotorua. Orakei Korako is a mere 25 minute drive from Taupo and 45 from Rotorua,

Marvel at the number of boiling hot springs and the vibrant colours all around you, or take a native bushwalk through this untouched geothermal paradise. The self-guided walk around the geothermal area is mostly across the boardwalk track.  It usually takes 1 – 2 hours to complete at a leisurely pace. The walk has a ‘medium’ difficulty rating and can be completed by most 3 – 80-year-olds.  There are several steps on the walk so it is not suitable for a wheelchair or stroller.

  • Adults: $42.00
  • Children (16 & Under): $17.00
  • Families (2 Adults & 2+ Children): $109.00
  • Under 6’s: FREE

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