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Orakei Korako - General Admission

Experience the magical geothermal landscape at Orakei Korako - The Hidden Valley!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a self guided walk through the geothermal landscape
  • Fantastic views of silica terraces, geysers and bubbling mud pools
  • Home to New Zealand's only geothermal cave
  • A great day out the whole family will enjoy

Arriving at the Visitor Centre your adventure begins with a short ferry ride across the lake to the geothermal field at Orakei Korako.

Enjoy a leisurely walk at your own pace, taking your time to snap some amazing photos of this impressive landscape.

Get close up views of boiling acid and mud pools, geysers and colourful silica terraces from the safety of the boardwalk trail.

Orakei Korako's most unique attraction is New Zealand's only geothermal cave - Ruatapu Cave (Sacred Hole) which extends down 35m to a crystal clear acid pool. Our viewing platform allows safe viewing of this most unique feature as access inside is prohibited.

Once you have finished your walk the ferry will transport you back to the visitor centre where you can purchase refreshments from MudCake Café (weekends only) or peruse the Souvenir Shop.

Adult $42.00
Child $17.00 (Aged 6 - 16 years)
Family $109.00 (2 Adults + up to 6 Children)

What's included

  • Admission to Orakei Korako geothermal park
  • Ferry from the Orakei Korako Visitor Centre to the geothermal attraction

Location

  • Orakei Korako Road, Ohakuri 3083, New Zealand

Restrictions

  • There are several steps on the walk so it is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • The walk has a 'medium' difficulty rating and can be completed by most 3 - 80 year olds.

    Baby backpacks for under-twos are available free of charge.

    The average sightseeing time is 1-2 hours, but visitors often like to spend the morning or afternoon wandering this geothermal wonderland.

    The Mud Cake Cafe is only open on weekends.

    Open Daily: 9am - 4.30pm.

    The ferry runs on demand throughout the day from 9am with the last trip to the valley at 3pm and last returning at 4pm.

  • Cancellations:

    Tickets are non-refundable unless covid restrictions prevent you from travelling.

Available Bookings from October 20 to October 26

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.9

37 reviews

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ross breach from New Zealand wrote on 11 July 2021

Wonderful Experience

A great experience

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cherir from New Zealand wrote on 14 October 2021

Natural wonders

Self guided tour around this very neat area. Not like some of the more touristy experiences around so it felt authentic and largely untouched by humans.

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Keith Mabey from New Zealand wrote on 12 October 2021

Such a lovely place

You can tell they love and look after their environment with this stunning walk. We were made to feel very welcome and had an amazing time strolling the trails looking over this wonderland.

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Annemarie from New Zealand wrote on 04 October 2021

Orakei Korako

Peaceful, beautiful spot. Lovely thermal features. Friendly staff and a good Cafe. Great pies!

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Kate Oakley from New Zealand wrote on 28 September 2021

Awesome morning

Well worth going to. Friendly helpful staff. It was a beautiful clam day. Spectacular wee area.

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