Timings : 8 AM - 4 PM
(Closes at 4:30 PM during Daylight Savings Time)
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : NZD 39 - Adult
NZD 15 - Child
Mysteriously known as “The Hidden Valley”, Orakei Korako is a highly active geothermal region located in the famous Taupo Volcanic Zone of the northern island of New Zealand. With a name that translates to ‘The Place of Adorning’ in the native language Maori, Orakei Korako is undoubtedly one of the best attractions for tourists and travellers in Rotorua area as well as in the entire country.
Hot springs, geysers and bubbling and boiling mud pools, and the most unique silica terraces anywhere in the world, are quite abound in the entire region. Despite two of the world’s largest geysers being drowned when Lake Ohakuri was filled up in 1961, Orakei Korako still boasts up to 23 active geyser sites - more than any other geothermal park in New Zealand.
Set far away from the usual throngs of people, The Hidden Valley asks for an acquired taste in its visitors to truly appreciate its beauty. The nature hides within itself more wonders than humans can ever imagine, and Orakei Korako is one such marvels in the heart of Taupo Volcanic Zone. If you are visiting the place, make sure to see the following attractions which are the highlights of ‘The Place of Adorning’.
Magnificent Silica Terraces