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Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako

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Ohakuri, New Zealand
Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Overview

Experience the thrill of New Zealand’s volcanic landscapes on a self-guided tour of the Orakei Korako geothermal area. Follow the 1.5-mile (2.5km) boardwalk around the park and stop to admire startling silica terraces, peer into bubbling mud pools and watch hissing geysers. Be sure not to miss the Ruatapu Cave, one of only two geothermal caves in the world and home to a mesmerizing thermal mirror pool.
  • Self-guided tour of Orakei Korako geothermal area
  • Marvel over mud pools, hot springs, geysers and silica terraces
  • See the rare geothermal cave of Ruatapu
  • Round-trip ferry transfers included
  • Popular choice for families and kids!
  • Self-guided visit offers greater flexibility
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Self guided tour
Return ferry rides on demand
Food and drinks
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Guide - this tour is completely self-guided
Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park , 494 Orākei Kōrako Road, Ohakuri 3083, New Zealand
8/2/2021 - 8/1/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
8/2/2022 - 8/1/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Orakei Korako Cave Thermal Park
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Geothermal Tour in Orakei Korako.

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Incredible spectacle of colours
Helen_B
, Aug 2020
Amazing spectacle, you wont be disappointed. I arrived on a fog filled morning in winter was chilly but that added to the ambience. You are taken across the lake on a short ferry ride to start the 2.5km walk around the thermals. There's a lot of stairs, that are safe and flat but watch your knees jarring coming down. The pathway climbs steadily (so reasonable fitness, not for the very elderly) up to different levels, for amazing views of steam mud blow holes coloured mineral glaciers, and amazing caves. Not suitable for pushchairs or buggies but young children can be carried in backpacks provided.
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Awe inspiring experience
Margaret_O
, Feb 2020
An amazing, awe-inspiring geothermal experience away from the crowds. Wonderful colours on the rocks, bubbling pools of water and mud. It’s a self-guided tour but clearly signed and explained. The short ferry trip across the lake gives added interest to the trip.
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Absolutely recommend it, easy walk...
Russ H
, Dec 2017
Absolutely recommend it, easy walk and so much to see. We were lucky to catch a small gyser too.

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