Starting from our base in Taupo, we will take you to the hidden valley of Orakei Korako Geothermal Park where you can explore a volcanic world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the largest and most amazing silica terraces in the world.
Orakei Korako boasts the most active geysers of any geothermal park in New Zealand. Up to 23 active natural geysers play freely through the area, which is constantly changing. Marvel at the number of boiling hot springs and the vibrant colours all around you, or take a native bushwalk through this untouched geothermal paradise. The Lonely Planet Guide describes Orakei Korako as “…arguably the best thermal area left in New Zealand”.
After that, hop into a kayak for a leisure cruise down the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, taking in the spectacular scenery down to your next adventure.
There we will disembark for your ‘Squeeze Trip’, walking through knee deep water, maneuvering through narrow crevasses, climbing boulders, walking through stunning native New Zealand bush and emerging at a hot flowing water falls. With a small climb you can relax in the thermal waters of a naturally heated bathing pool.
We then squeeze our way back to the kayaks to paddle back towards Orakei Korako. Once there, enjoy a freshly brewed latté or ice cold drink as you take in the stunning views of the Waikato River’s Lake Ohakuri from their riverside café.
No experience is necessary as all our trips are guided and full instructions are given. Our double kayaks are safe and easy for everyone to use. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult in our kayaks.
Allow approximately 5-6 hours (1 hour walk, 1 hour paddle, 1 hour Squeeze).
- Full instruction
- Top quality kayaking equipment
- Gourmet refreshments
- Transport: On request only (if you do not have your own transport) – Pick up from/to Taupo CBD. Please call or email to arrange.
- 9.00 am – Allow approximately 5-6 hours
- Board a boat (11 metre Catermaran), and trout fish or just enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly or beer while returning to Taupo
- or return by float plane, for the more adventurous. (Price on Application)
- NZD $235.00pp, minimum 2 people
Base – Meeting Point / Starting Location:
Unit 2, 876 Acacia Bay Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo