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Address: 494 Orakeikorako Road, 3083, New Zealand
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+64 7-378 3131
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave is a stunning geothermal...

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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This is my 3rd trip to Rotorua and I had never previously thought of going to see any of the 'thermal parks'. We checked through Trip Advisor and the brochures available in our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my 3rd trip to Rotorua and I had never previously thought of going to see any of the 'thermal parks'. We checked through Trip Advisor and the brochures available in our accommodation and we decided on Orakei Korako as our destination. It's a tad off the beaten track, which we were actually happy about (as generally that means... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this was our 2nd visit in as many months...before that My last visit to these was over 40 years ago and I had great memories from then... Its so much bigger now with so much to see. It really has it all....and our friends from overseas were most impressed. Friendly staff who obviously love their job and a wonderful coffee... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heaps to see and all sorts of sulphury surprises around evey corner. Worth every cent. Very enjoyable.

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our New Zealand friends advised to view this thermal area. We were impressed, the experience is relaxing with the boat ride across the lake to the mica falls. The walk ways give excellent access to the various thermal areas and cave. It was a very hot day when we were there be aware that you need good sun screen and... More 

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lonely Planet might be on the money, because we thought Arokei was better than Rotorua and its delights. Even in the pouring rain for half the walk the mica terraces, fumaroles, cave, mud pools were spectacular. Loved the safe walking and proximity to the action. Classy. Reminded me of Papadayan ne ar Bandung in Indonesia which I visited twenty years... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really feel you are entering the land before time here, like something from Jurassic Park. From the Reception/cafe/gift shop you take a boat about 100 metres across the lake to the island from where you walk a circuit. This park is more strenuous than any other we visited with lots of steps up and down and quite draining. As... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large group of travellers. Cafe had been notified ahead of time that we were coming for lunch....What a disaster.... Pies and sausage rolls were being microwaved in abundance due to shear volume of people other than us. Really pricey too. Limited seating due to weather. Would like to visit again in the sunshine To give it another... More 

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OrakeiKorako, Manager at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, responded to this review

Hi Jodee, our sincerest apologies for the issues you faced when you visited us. We had everything ready for your party ahead of time, however a number of factors conspired against us. Firstly, as well your party and other visitors to the park, another large party arrived unexpectedly. Then of course we had torrential rain. As a consequence everyone visiting... More 

Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been through several geothermal parks, not only in NZ but other countries around the world but, although not the largest, this one is by far our favourite. We love the setting of the boat ride over and the environmentally friendly and safe walkways. We went early and the walks were not busy, we had plenty of time to take... More 

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OrakeiKorako, Manager at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review Gloria, we are delighted to hear this is your favourite of all those you have visited. Enjoy the rest of your trip. More 

London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet, a bit out of the way, well marked and informative trail. So nice to not have hordes of people around. Our first thermal experience here in NZ - definitely left a great impression, wonderful experience. Loved the wee boat ride to get over to the park.

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OrakeiKorako, Manager at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Laura. Yes, it's easy to find yourself alone as you walk around the boardwalks and tracks as they extend approximately 3.5km around the park. Approaching the silica terraces from the boat is also rather special! Enjoy the rest of your trip to NZ. More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got up early and were one of only two groups in the park that morning. I would really recommend this as it was very peaceful and calm with the steam rising off the ground. The ferry ride was very short, only around 2 minutes, and the park was well sign posted and offered dramatic views.

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OrakeiKorako, Manager at Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. We like to signpost everything including the flora, many people comment on this. We try to keep the park as natural as possible too with minimal impact on the spectacle where we have installed boardwalks. We think this makes it a better experience. Enjoy the rest of your trip! More 

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