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Orakei Korako Geothermal Kayak and Walk

60-90 mins kayaking & 60-90 mins geothermal walk

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Overview

Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery and the geothermal charms of New Zealand on this Orakei Korako Geothermal Kayak and Walk trip, which will take you up close the Waikato River, the largest in New Zealand, down to the hidden valley of Orakei Korako Geothermal Park. 

Setting off from our base in Acacia Bay, we make our way to Tutukau Bridge half an hour to the north where our kayak adventure begins. As we wend our way down the clear and flat waters of the gorge, observe  the geothermal activity along the way, including thermal springs that flow out of the river underneath you and warm the surrounding waters. Keep an eye out for mud pools and mini geysers, and steam beds as we round every corner through the gorge.

A magnificent scenery of waterfalls flowing down the sides, clumps of water lilies, water meadows and willow forests greet you as you glide past geese, ducks, tuis, shags, swans and other water birds. You may even spot an eagle soaring overhead if you’re lucky.

Approaching Orakei Korako, you will see geothermal steam rising. You may even witness the main geyser erupt (water surging out of the rocks) if your timing is right. Your butt and legs will also be warmed as the surrounding waters are heated by geothermal activity.

Before going inside Orakei Korako Geothermal Park, we will first stop for refreshments. Entering the geothermal park, wander around the hidden valley and admire its many volcanic features such as erupting geysers, bubbling mud pools and hot springs. There’s also a hidden cave to explore.

At the end of the tour, meet your waiting transport that will drive you back to base.

All our trips are led by a guide and we provide full instructions so no experience is required. We also supply you with safe and easy-to-use double kayaks that anyone can paddle. An adult should accompany children under the age of 10 in our kayaks.

Orakei Korako Geothermal Kayak and Walk

Orakei Korako Geothermal Kayak and Walk

Orakei Korako Geothermal Kayak and Walk

Orakei Korako Geothermal Kayak and Walk

Orakei Korako Geothermal Kayak and Walk

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