New Zealand nature at it's best

Orakei Korako Cave and Geothermal Park – 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 Taupo Volcanic Zone between Taupo and Rotorua.  Orakei Korako is a mere 25 minute drive from Taupo and 45 from Rotorua, and not far from State Highway 1 and State Highway 5. If you don’t feel like driving, why not take a shuttle, float plane or helicopter instead?


Visit Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park Adults $39, Children (-17): $15, Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): $98, Free under 6

Short ferry trip (on demand) across the lake from the Orakei Korako Visitor Centre to the geothermal attraction, along with entrance to the valley and cave. The average sightseeing time is 1-2 hours.

Campsite Free

Self contained camper vans are welcome to stay overnight for Free upon purchase of admission to the park.

Café and Gift Shop

Grab a coffee or buy something to take home.


+64 (0) 7 378 3131


8am - 4.30pm (4pm during winter time)


All year


494 Orakeikorako Road, Taupo - 25 minute drive from Taupo and 45 from Rotorua

Distance to town

25 minutes drive North of Taupo 45 minutes drive south of Rotorua

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