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Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park (The Hidden Valley)

Address: 494 Orakei Korako Road | Rd 2, Reporoa, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-378 3131
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave is a stunning geothermal attraction located off the beaten...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This is not in Rotorua and therefore doesn't get the billing it ought to get. Easily missed as it's not on either main route out of/into Rotorua and it a side trip to get to. BUT it should be a must. To get to the actual attraction you have to take a short boat ride, which just adds to the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

You can tranquilly visit a geothermal park here. Because it 's setting is rather remote and once you reach it, you must take a boat across the river to begin, it is very quiet. It is nicely planned with boardwalks going high and deep into the geothermal countryside. Bubbling and colorful springs will surprise and fascinate. Takes about 1.5 hrs.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

There is nothing here to dislike, except people who have problem with smells shouldn't come. Wear sturdy boots or shoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Whilst this isnt the cheapest attraction, it is not overpriced and quite honestly, I saw and experienced things here that I am not likely to see anywhere else in the world. Fascinating geothermal features and activity. Very well laid out walk through the whole park. Quite a lot if up and down to walk and see the whole thing, and... More 

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Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We were directed to this place by the manager of a hotel in Taupo - thanks Jane :-) This place is an absolute must for travelers that would like to see thermal parks around Taupo. It has one of only two caves in the world located in a geothermal field and you are constantly walking around the paths in awe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful time walking around the terraces thermal pools geysers etc. you travel across on a boat available anytime. The walk takes about 2 hours easy walk cost was 36 dollars for an adult 15 dollars for a child. Beautiful scenery have been to many other thermal parks but this was spectacular. The hidden cave is serene. Also because... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Great Views, unbelievable natural beauty. Would go anytime I get a chance. Highly recommend to every tourist

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The Hidden valley thermal park is a delight, easy to get around, lots to see and and not as touristy as other thermal attractions. Even on a breezy cool day its lovely and warm there and theshort boat trip across is an added bonus at no extra cost. A little known treasure to find are Free hot pools in a... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

It is a nice Experience how ever we felt it was over priced. Nice walk ways but would prefer not so many steps. As it was hard for our young son to navigate them all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a very beautiful site and quite unique and I am glad our family went but it is quite overpriced to enter the park especially for a family of 4 adults. The park should consider student discounts.

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