Open day at Orakei Korako | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Open day at Orakei Korako

Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park is opening its doors to all Rotorua and Taupo residents on 5-6 September, 2015.

Orakei Korako (also know as ‘The Hidden Valley’) is a highly active geothermal area situated on the Waikato River at Lake Ohakuri, which is part of the hydro-electric power scheme. The formation of the lake raised the Waikato River at Orakei Korako by 18m, flooding more than 250 hot springs and geysers.  Even with two thirds of the original geothermal area covered by the artificial lake, Orakei Korako is still New Zealand’s largest geyser field and one of the country’s must-see natural attractions.

The weekend of 5-6 September Taupo and Rotorua residents will have access to the thermal park for just $5 an adult or $15 a family, but don’t forget to bring proof of residence. All proceeds from the weekend will go towards supporting the BayTrust and Greenlea Rescue Helicopters.

Support your local rescue helicopter and have an enjoyable Father’s Day weekend at Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park.

Opening hours

Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park is open to the public from 8.00am, with the last boat leaving for the thermal area at 4.30pm during Davlight Saving, and 4pm in the winter. The average sightseeing time is 1-2 hours, but visitors often like to spend the morning or afternoon wandering this geothermal wonderland.

Orakei Korako


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