When it comes to exploring the natural wonders of New Zealand, the winter season holds a secret charm that few have discovered. Amidst the picturesque landscapes and geothermal treasures, a unique adventure awaits those who dare to venture into the heart of Acacia Bay. Join us on an unforgettable journey as we kayak through the geothermal features along the Waikato River, indulge in the warmth of natural hot springs, and wander through the hidden valley of Orakei Korako Geothermal Park. Discover why these activities are a must-do during the New Zealand winter season.

Embrace Geothermal Marvels

New Zealand’s geothermal activity is unparalleled, and what better way to witness it than from the tranquility of a kayak? As you meander down the glassy waters of the Waikato River, you’ll be enthralled by the thermal springs flowing beneath you. Experience the fascinating geothermal wonders firsthand, as mini geysers, mud pools, and steam beds reveal themselves at every turn. The winter season enhances the visual spectacle, as the steam rising from the river creates an ethereal ambiance.


Soak in Nature’s Warmth

Picture yourself paddling through the serene gorge, surrounded by breathtaking views of willow forests, water meadows, and clusters of water lilies. Amidst this picturesque setting, you’ll encounter a hidden gem—an inviting hot springs waterfall. Here, you have the option to take a break from kayaking and immerse yourself in the warm waters. Feel the stresses of everyday life melt away as you bask in the rejuvenating embrace of nature’s warm embrace. It’s a moment of pure bliss, especially during the crisp winter months.

Discover Orakei Korako Geothermal Park

Just when you think the adventure couldn’t get any better, we’ll take you on a captivating geothermal walk through the renowned Orakei Korako Geothermal Park. As you approach, the visible geothermal steam signals your arrival. If luck is on your side, you may witness the majestic main geyser erupting in a dramatic display of water bursting from the rocks. The surrounding waters, warmed by the geothermal activity, ensure your comfort throughout the excursion.


Immerse Yourself in Nature’s Wonderland

Orakei Korako Geothermal Park is a hidden valley that reveals a volcanic world teeming with gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools, and even a hidden cave. As you explore the park on foot, you’ll find yourself captivated by the raw beauty and geological wonders that surround you. The winter season adds an enchanting touch, creating a mystical atmosphere as steam rises from the ground, intertwining with the frosty air.


The New Zealand winter season offers a unique opportunity to embark on an adventure that will leave you with memories to cherish forever. Kayaking through geothermal features along the Waikato River, stopping for a warm shower and soak under a natural hot springs waterfall, and wandering through the hidden valley of Orakei Korako Geothermal Park is an experience that encompasses the true essence of this remarkable country. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a beginner, our guided tours ensure that everyone can partake in this extraordinary journey. So, embrace the magic of the New Zealand winter and immerse yourself in the captivating blend of nature, geothermal marvels, and unforgettable experiences.