Mt Tarawera/Orakei Korako Landing and Walk
Mount Tarawera | Orakei Korako
Experience aerial views of Mount Tarawera and vibrant geothermal parks, before landing on the mighty Waikato River to explore the hidden thermal valley of Orakei Korako.
The first highlight of this flight is the majestic Mount Tarawera, which plays centerpiece to the stunning lakes which surround it. Moving south, Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Wai-O-Tapu thermal reserves are both spectacular from above. They provide a tapestry of vibrant colours throughout their geothermal landscapes, crater lakes, and hot pools. From here, we follow the Waikato River to the hidden valley of Orakei Korako. While landing on the river is a thrill in its own right, you’ll then embark on a fascinating land-based tour. You’ll discover hot springs, gushing geysers, and the natural beauty of this geothermal wonderland right up close!