Orakei Korako Geothermal Park is a unique natural zone situated along the Waikato River a short 25-minute drive from Taupo and 45 minutes from Rotorua. It has 23 geysers, hot springs, a mud pool and a giant cave. A return motorboat ride from one bank of the Waikato River to the other is included in the admission cost. Orakei Korako is enhanced by its location off the beaten track and has fewer visitors than Wai-O-Tapu which contributes to a leisurely and thoughtful exploration of the territory. The stunning colours of earth and water along with swirls of steam create an ethereal quality. Step into the wonderland of Orakei Korako and you can be sure the area will awaken a deep emotional connection with
this spiritual land.