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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 December 06 to December 12

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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

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ross breach from New Zealand wrote on 11 July 2021

Wonderful Experience

A great experience

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Stacey Paintin from New Zealand wrote on 21 November 2021

Amazing

Mind blowing beautiful natural formations, highly recommend visiting! A little scary with the unpredictability of mother nature and the amount of warning signs, but obviously a lot of thought has gone into our safety which is reassuring. Friendly staff, complementary baby backpack carrier for the baby which was great. Wouldn't recommend for younger children as would be stressful making sure they don't step off the path/touch the hot water etc.

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cibulka from New Zealand wrote on 20 November 2021

Colourful experience

We had some really great times in the geothermal park Orakei Korako. All the geothermal The staff was friendly and the ferry was running there and back on request.

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pauld12 from New Zealand wrote on 16 November 2021

Peaceful and relaxing

I enjoy the walk and short boat cruise to the location, really beautiful and relaxing environment, peaceful with no tourist around and isolation :)

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Vesta Guseletova from New Zealand wrote on 14 November 2021

I’m if the best thermal parks we have been to

Awesome experience and special place. I recommend it. Thank you 🙏🏻

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