Taupo: Orakei Korako Geothermal Park and Cave Entry Ticket

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Explore a geothermal wonderland of bubbling mud pools, gushing geysers, boiling hot springs, and beautiful silica terraces. View Ruatapu Cave, one of two thermal caves in the world.


  • Roam the park surrounded by mud pools, hot springs, and colorful silica terraces
  • Discover the rare geothermal cave Ruatapu Cave
  • Marvel at up to 23 active natural spurting geysers


Discover the natural wonders at Orakei Korako, also known as Hidden Valley, which boasts the most active geysers of any geothermal park in New Zealand. Wander through the unspoiled thermal valley at your leisure surrounded by an array of vibrant colors, bubbling hot springs, mud pools, and gushing geysers.  Somewhat 'off the beaten track', the Hidden Valley lies nestled in the Taupo Volcanic Zone between Taupo and Rotorua. Begin your visit at the visitor center, from which you will also need to take a short ferry ride to access the geothermal area.  You then set your own pace to explore the geothermal activity in the park, but don't miss the extremely rare geothermal cave Ruatapu Cave (Sacred Hole) that plunges some 35 meters down to a beautiful clear hot pool at the bottom.  This a great day out for the whole family, and your dogs are welcome at the park too.


Entry to Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park Self-guided tour Return on-demand ferry rides from the visitor center to the geothermal area

Important Information

  • Operates in all weather conditions Children must be accompanied by an adult Visitors should have a moderate physical fitness level The ferry from the visitor center runs on demand from 8 am each morning, with the last trips leaving at 4 pm over the winter months and 4.30 pm during Daylight Saving.

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