Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Taupo

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Orakei Korako - Geothermal Park & Cave

Come and explore a 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 to the 'Waiwhakaata' or 'Pool of Mirrors' hot pool at the bottom.

Orakei Korako boasts the most active geysers of any geothermal park in New Zealand.  Up to 23 active natural geysers play freely through the area, which is constantly changing. 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 Lonely Planet Guide describes Orakei Korako as "...arguably the best thermal area left in New Zealand".

Somewhat 'off the beaten track', the Hidden Valley lies nestled between Taupo and Rotorua. Orakei Korako is a mere 25 minute drive from Taupo and 45 from Rotorua, and not far from State Highway 1 and State Highway 5. If you don't feel like driving, why not take a shuttle, float plane or helicopter instead?

This is a great activity for anyone staying in Taupo or Rotorua, whether you're a tourist, a local, or simply someone looking to enjoy a unique slice of New Zealand. And Orakei Korako offers a tourism experience without the thronging crowds.

Feel free to bring the whole family - even your dog!  Start your adventure with a piping hot lattĂ© from our MudCake CafĂ© - and finish with delicious fresh baking and a glass of wine.  Stay connected while you're here with free wi-fi at the Visitor Centre.

Orakei Korako has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence from 2011 through to 2016, and in 2015 received the Hall of Fame award.

Admission Prices

Adults: $36.00
Children (16 & Under): $15.00
Families (2 Adults & 2+ Children): $92.00
Under 6's are free

Admission prices include the ferry trip to and from the attraction, along with entrance to valley and cave. The ferry runs on demand each day from 8am, with last trips to the valley at 4pm over the winter months and 4.30pm during Daylight Saving. Bookings are not required but can be made in advance. Prices are quoted in NZ$ and are GST inclusive. Prices are subject to change.

Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Taupo Enquiry Form


494 Orakeikorako Road
Reporoa 3083

Phone: +64 7 378 3131

Fax: +64 7 378 0371

Web: Visit website

The Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Taupo Enquiry Form