Photography by Denis Wilford

Orakei Korako & Geyser Valley - 1960's

Crossing the Waikato River from the Orakei Korako visitor centre and road entrance to the thermal area.

The boat crossing the river with passengers to the thermal area.

The boat is powered by the river current acting on control surfaces under the boat.

Note: This unique method of reaching the thermal area has now vanished. A hydro dam was built down stream and access to this area changed to by Jet boat from further down the lake formed by the dam.

Taken 2nd March, 1960.
Photo HT0014. Kodachrome II. f5.6; 1/125.