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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 September 20 to September 26

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ross breach from New Zealand wrote on 11 July 2021

Wonderful Experience

A great experience

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jarredw1 from New Zealand wrote on 16 September 2021

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Simply Spectacular!

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ailenemaed from New Zealand wrote on 30 August 2021

What an awesome experience

Easy walk, so many cool things to see! Book it, you won’t regret it!

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Farah Ingrid from New Zealand wrote on 29 August 2021

Orakei

Amazing

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Andrea from New Zealand wrote on 25 August 2021

A hidden gem

We were blown away with this beautiful and unspoilt location. A wee boat ride to the other side of the river and an easy walk meandering through the thermal park. Great staff and well worth a visit. Thanks book me for opening up another first for me (a New Zealander).

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