Another item on my list was to see some thermal activity. Dad suggested Orakei Korako. Evidently I’ve been before however I had no recall.
A few minutes out of Taupo (or 45, if your Dad knows a ‘short cut.’ Ie totally wrong direction.) the thermal activity is rampant. You can see the steam rising all around the landscape.
I won’t describe it much, rather load pics, mainly because I’m tired and my vocabulary is evading me this evening.
We spent about 2 hours exploring (and working off all the food we’ve been eating) the area. It’s so, so beautiful. Lots of steps though so you’ve been warned.
The cave is awesome – huge and deep with a crystal clear pool at the bottom. Pics don’t do it justice.
After the ferry back we settled in for some coffee & sandwiches. There is the cutest dog that stays there. His name is Henry as he’s a Waimarana. He’s huge and the strangest colouring. I loved him.
Go for a visit of you get a chance!
- Taupo Holidaying (rachaelscrazyworld.com)