"Hidden Valley Thermal Area (Orakei Korako)" Taupo Tip by MichaelFalk1969

Taupo, New Zealand: 17 reviews and 21 photos

  Hidden Valley
by MichaelFalk1969

Orakei Korako is situated on the Waikato River at Lake Ohakuri. In my opinion the best thermal area on the North Island next to Wai-O-Tapu, but less crowded with tourists and in an even more beautiful location. The Hidden Valley is aptly named, as the simply ends in the valley, and from there you have to use a ferry to cross the beautiful Lake Okahuri. The area has shining white silica terraces, geysers, mud pools, hot springs, colourful mineral sediments, and beautiful country for bushwalking. One of my favourite spots in New Zeland.

Directions: from Taupo drive direction Hamilton, after ca. 15 - 20 minutes take the exit (signed) to the Hidden Valley / Orakei Korako area

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  • Updated Jan 26, 2011
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