Geothermal Wonderland

The Great Lake Taupo region is a geothermal wonderland. Home to boiling mud pools, steaming vents, beautifully coloured volcanic rock and natural thermal pools, it’s a haven for those looking to explore something new.

Orakei Korako Geothermal Park


Explore the vast thermal and volcanic landscape by foot, bike, horseback, boat or, for the thrill
seeker, by scenic flight.

Geothermal hotspots

  • Craters of the Moon, Taupo – a leisurely geothermal walkway suitable for all abilities.
  • Orakei Korako, Reporoa – a 25 minute drive north of Taupo, Orakei Korako has been named by Lonely Planet as ‘possibly the best thermal area left in New Zealand and one of the finest in the world’.
  • Volcanic Activity Centre, Taupo – learn about the wonders and mysteries of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. A fun and educational experience for the kids, and a fantastic rainy day option.

Thermal mineral hot pools


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