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Orakei Korako - General Admission

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

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 $49.00
Child $23.00 (Aged 6 - 16 years)
Family $132.00 (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.

    Due to the risks involved with geothermal sites, all children must be supervised by a responsible adult.

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 23 May to 5 Jun 2024

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fcelka.m from New Zealand wrote on 13 November 2021

Ema

While Waiotapu is bigger and has the famous champagne pool, this is worth 20$. You'll be done in an hour but it is still quite exciting and colourful experience. I've been to both & enjoyed both :)

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irinaz from New Zealand wrote on 05 October 2022

Great area to explore

Loved this place! It is in a very peaceful and beautiful location, especially in the morning before many people arrive. The little boat trip over was fun and the staff were very friendly. The geothermal area is very interesting to explore and I felt that everything was set up very well and was really thought out - the path ways, lookouts and descriptions along the way. Highly recommend.

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lucyb7 from New Zealand wrote on 15 January 2022

Awe Inspiring

Amazing place. Beautiful location. Friendly and accomodating staff

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Mark Ijsseldijk from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2022

Great experience

Great Park. Very active geothermal area. Not so commercialised as similar attractions in Rotorua giving the unspoilt feeling.

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ross breach from New Zealand wrote on 11 July 2021

Wonderful Experience

A great experience

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