Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park


Treat your group to a spectacular geothermal experience at Orakei Korako ‘The Place of Adorning’.

You and your guests will enjoy a short ferry trip across the lake to the entrance of the valley and cave, then take your time touring through the rugged landscape.

Your group can 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 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. 

Somewhat 'off the beaten track', the Hidden Valley lies nestled in the Taupō Volcanic Zone between Taupō and Rotorua. Orakei Korako is a mere 25 minute drive from Taupō and 45 from Rotorua, and not far from State Highway 1 and State Highway 5. Making this a great group activity for your next business event whether you're based in Taupo or even Rotorua.

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    Orakei Korako Cave & Geothermal Park

    Orakei Korako 'The Place of Adorning' - a spectacular Geothermal attraction. Lonely Planet Travellers Guide writes: “Orakei Korako is arguably the best thermal area left in New Zealand".

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