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Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park (The Hidden Valley)

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Address: 494 Orakei Korako Road | Rd 2, Reporoa, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-378 3131
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Description: Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave is a stunning geothermal attraction...
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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It feels like your'e on another planet!

Had a great time at Orakei Korako geothermal park. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I made a short video of our experience. Check it out... https://youtu.be/gU4eRflWsLE

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Had a great time at Orakei Korako geothermal park. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I made a short video of our experience. Check it out... https://youtu.be/gU4eRflWsLE

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across Orakei korako via a leaflet where we was staying (Scared Waters Apartments, Taupo) It looked amazing and lived up to the expectations! Visiting in winter we had the place to ourselves pretty much, the facilities when you arrive are A+, so clean and well looked after. You get a boat across that takes a minute and travels... More 

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

What a hidden treasure! Having spent the previous night in Taupo, my wife and I took the opportunity to visit this resort. Although the weather started out raining heavily, we pressed ahead and are ever so glad that we did so. The site is much more extensive than its first appearance. It emphasises the point that we humans are living... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you want to check off something to do, this is the spot. I wouldn't necessarily make it a top 5 item of must dos, but if you need to kill some time, then this is your attraction.

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Taupo District, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I loved orakei korako it was amazing. Because it was thermal it was very hit do mack sure you were shorts.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A unique experience in NZ. The steam coming from ther thermal Park can be seen long before you arrive

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OrakeiKorako, Owner at Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park (The Hidden Valley), responded to this review

Thanks for your review of Orakei Korako. The steam is pretty wonderful to see, especially on a cold morning. We have a great photo of that on the home page of our website! We note that you have given us a very low rating although it seems like you quite enjoyed it. May we ask if you forgot to change... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very scenic, you have to go by boat to the other side and then you are in the park (you can call for a boat back if you would like to go again and they will come immediatly). We were almost the only people there. The layout of the park is really great, it is not big, but full of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is neat as you have to cross the Waikato for access. Then the park has numerous thermal features that are interesting and accessible. Woth the money.

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OrakeiKorako, Owner at Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park (The Hidden Valley), responded to this review

Hi Steve, we are delighted you enjoyed Orakei Korako, thank you for your review. We agree, the river crossing is neat, the views all the way up the Emerald Terrace from here are stunning! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Tucked halfway between the Hamilton-Taupo and Rotarua-Taupo highways, we were fotunate to take a punt and detour in for a tour across the lake. What really impressed was the 'first footprints' feel of the experience, and the quality of the landscape - absolutely no touristy trashing of the environment. For me that is paramount and Orekei Korako delivered. Very other-worldy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Interesting place. Fun for the whole family to go for a little stroll around the thermal wonderland.

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