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Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park

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494 Orakeikorako Road, 3083, New Zealand
+64 7-378 3131
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Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave is a stunning geothermal attraction located off the beaten track between Taupo and Rotorua. Described by the Lonely Planet Guide as "arguably the best geothermal area left in New Zealand", Orakei Korako brings you into a world of gushing geysers, bubbling mud pools, and some of the largest and most amazing silica terraces in the world.
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  • Average4%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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494 Orakeikorako Road, 3083, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an unbelievable place to visit. Amazing geothermals and lovely walk. The colours are phenomenal, and the different features are fascinating to see - from bubbling pools of scalding water, to the silica deposits of all sorts of different colours. Apparently the lake (made...More

Thank siroccosky
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In the way from Rotorua to Taupo this is a great side trip. Not expensive IMO and well worth the time to walk the entire trail. So many spots to stop and take photos. Quite amazing to see the steam rising around you and from...More

Thank eztraveller2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my Aunt and Uncle (both in their mid 70s) and my daughter who's in her mid 20's. It's set next to a beautiful lake with gills in the background. You get a little ferry across to the thermals. The board walk (...More

Thank Karen77_11
OrakeiKorako, Manager at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review Karen, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Yes, the walk be difficult for some people as there are quite a few steps. We have placed benches on the bigger sets of steps and around the park to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First and foremost, we visited four weeks ago and the attraction is a sight worth visiting in New Zealand which is why I still offer a 5/5 However, my disappointment is in the hands of a dismissive staff member. When I arrived to the visitor...More

Thank IsabellasMum23
OrakeiKorako, Owner at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed visiting the park. We appreciate your comments regarding the long wait time for tickets, our customers' feedback is always welcomed. Our staff policy regarding queues is quite clear and more ticket booths should be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area is worth a visit especially if you are keen on looking for a not too crowded tourist spots. We went all through out the guided path by ourselves, it seemed like we own the place at that time. Just be prepared to walk,...More

Thank yuanns2016
OrakeiKorako, Manager at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted to hear to enjoyed your visit. Yes, tickets are available online at our website and available at discounted rates.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This thermal park is very disappointing, I heard good things about it however there isn't much there. There is one area of bubbling water and one of bubbling mud. However, I did prefer Wai-O-Tapu since there is much more there.More

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OrakeiKorako, Manager at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback Luke, we are sorry to hear you were disappointed. Orakei Korako has a lot more than what you are suggesting - we have the largest silica terraces in New Zealand, 23 active geysers (more than any other park in NZ), one...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

take a short ferry ride across the river to see these amazing geotherms. We were the only people there for our entire journey through the bubbling waters. This adventure is well worth the price. You have a good chance to see geysers spurting.

Thank Hamish S
OrakeiKorako, Manager at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review Hamish, we are glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 16 August 2017

While camping at Lake Taupo we were chatting to some Kiwi's who all stated you must visit the thermal park at Orakei Korako. Its not as touristy as the others and cheaper. The park was easy to find with plenty of parking and free. After...More

Thank 8Sandown
OrakeiKorako, Manager at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your wonderful review. Yes, we welcome self-contained campervans over night and the views in the early morning across the river of the silica terraces can be quite amazing, I hope you enjoyed them! Have a great trip around New Zealand and a safe...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Orakei Korako is a fascinating geothermal park near Taupo. The visit begins with a quick boat trip across the Waikato river. Then follows a well signposted walk across a wooden boardwalk that takes in the various geothermal terraces, geysers and mud pools, as well as...More

Thank Mike H
OrakeiKorako, Manager at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks for your lovely review Mike. Wai-O-Tapu is indeed a great geothermal park but they're all a bit different. Orakei Korako has just about everything you could want of a geothermal park. Perhaps most significantly the silica terraces at Orakei Korako are the biggest in...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We definitely enjoyed the visit. We were there in the winter, so not many people. You must be lucky to see the geysir as it goes only every 2-3 hours. We saw it from the distance. Lots of steps, but it's well worth it. What...More

Thank merc859
OrakeiKorako, Manager at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks for your lovely review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed it. As far as cabinet food goes, as you point out, we don't fill the cabinet up in the winter as we have fewer visitors. However, our café has quite an extensive menu...More

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Hi! Yes, the road is sealed all the way so there is no problem with the issue of a rented vehicle. If you campervan is self-contained you are also welcome to camp up in the car park and enjoy the sunset and sunrise. Enjoy... More
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