Ocarina of Time Locations
- Main article: Kokiri Forest
Great Deku Tree's Meadow
- Main article: Great Deku Tree's Meadow
- Main article: Lost Woods
The Lost Woods in Ocarina of Time are found in the southern portion of the Kokiri Forest. Its inhabitants include Skull Kids, Deku Scrubs, and occasionally a Kokiri. Link first goes searching through the Lost Woods in search of Saria. He eventually finds her in the Sacred Forest Meadow, directly under the entrance to the Forest Temple. It is here when Saria teaches Link Saria's Song, thus allowing them to communicate even when they're far away from each other. Link again visits the Lost Woods as an Adult in search of the Forest Temple.
Sacred Forest Meadow
- Main article: Sacred Forest Meadow
The Sacred Forest Meadow is located in the northern portion of the Lost Woods. The meadow is split into two parts: the maze and the entrance to the Forest Temple. It is where Link has to travel in order to learn Saria's Song from Saria. It is very hard to find if Link doesn't follow the tune of the song playing in the Woods. In the meadow, a Fairy Fountain can be found in the middle of the maze.
Hyrule Castle & Field
- Main article: Hyrule Castle
- Main article: Castle Courtyard
Located near the throne room of the King of Hyrule within the Hyrule Castle, this is where Link first meets Princess Zelda. Once Link has sneaked past the guards, he can enter the courtyard and introduce himself to Zelda, and she introduces herself too. Zelda tells Link that she dreamt of dark clouds enshrouding the sky and a light shot out of the forest, a figure appeared, holding a stone, followed by a fairy. Zelda knows that Link is the one from her dream and the one who will save Hyrule.
Hyrule Castle Town
- Main article: Hyrule Castle Town
Hyrule Castle Town is found in the north of Hyrule Field. It is sectioned off by a drawbridge, which closes at night. Just inside the drawbridge is a Guard House, while beyond that within the town boundaries lies the Market, Back Alley and Temple of Time.
- Main article: Market
The Market is the center of minigames and shops while Link is a child; seven years into the future, Hyrule Castle Town is destroyed and most businesses have moved to Kakariko Village. The town is extremely lively, with many inhabitants, and there is a large fountain in the center. There are also the Back Alley.
- Main article: Back Alley
Temple of Time
- Main article: Temple of Time
- Main article: Hyrule Field
Hyrule Field acts as the main hub to the world of Ocarina of Time. This is the open field that Link uses to get to any destination. To the South is Links home the, Kokiri Forest. The north holds the royal Hyrule Castle. Death Mountain lies to the east. Lake Hylia and Gerudo Valley are located to the west. Towards the center of the map is Lon Lon Ranch.
Lon Lon Ranch
- Main article: Lon Lon Ranch
Here, Link can obtain Lon Lon Milk, Epona, Bottles and Gold Skulltula Tokens. It is located at the center of Hyrule Field. The ranch is inhabited by Ingo, Malon and Talon, with breed livestock and sells milk to the town.
- Main article: Death Mountain
Death Mountain is home to the Gorons and has a Crater that can be visited. The Great Fairy and Fire Temple reside within the Crater while on the outside there are Tektites and Dodongo's Cavern. But Ganondorf blocked the path to Dodongo's Cavern with a boulder and the Gorons needed Link's help to destroy the monster within the cave and the boulder itself so they could eat the "Delicious" rocks. There is also a Great Fairy on top of the mountain, but the path up to the mountain is difficult since there are falling rocks that can damage Link. Kakariko Village can be found beneath the mountain, and the entrance to Death Mountain is guarded.
Death Mountain Crater
- Main article: Death Mountain Crater
Death Mountain Crater is located in the heart of Death Mountain. Inside this massive crater rests the Fire Temple, along with seemingly endless pools of flowing lava. This is also the location where Link is taught the Bolero of Fire by Sheik. There are also two Pieces of Heart that can be found here, along with a Great Fairy Fountain.
Death Mountain Trail
- Main article: Death Mountain Trail
- Main article: Goron City
- Main article: Kakariko Village Graveyard
- Main article: Kakariko Village
The Kakariko Village was once built by the Sheikah, and it was the haven of the race. Princess Zelda's guardian Impa grew up here. The village used to be inhabited by the Sheikahs, but the leader of the Kakariko Village, Impa, decided to open it for the poor folks. In the Past, Kakariko Village was a small and peaceful village located near Hyrule Castle Town. It housed a few villagers, but nothing of notable interest. Link passes through the village in order to reach Goron City to recover the Goron's Ruby. The Kakariko Village Graveyard is in town as well. The House of Skulltula is also located here.
- Main article: Zora's Domain
The home to all the Zoras. When Link goes there as a child, he can get the Silver Scale by playing the Diving Game for 20 Rupees, where he can attempt to dive to the bottom of the waterfall and retrieve the five Blue Rupees the owner threw. If he is successful, the Silver Scale will be his prize. Also, there is a torch puzzle that Link can attempt in order to get a Piece of Heart. When Link goes there as an adult, he finds Zora's Domain completely frozen over. From here, he must travel to the Ice Cavern to retrieve the Iron Boots and a bottle of Blue Fire to unfreeze the King Zora. Expressing his gratitude for Link saving his life, King Zora gives him the Zora Tunic.
- Main article: Zora's Fountain
- Main article: Zora's River
- Main article: Lake Hylia
Lake Hylia lies southwest of Hyrule Field. Link gets here for the first time as a child through the tunnel which connects the Lake and Zora's Domain. He accidentally found Ruto's Letter here. As an adult Zora's Domain has frozen and the path has been frozen so Link gets here either by foot, horse or the river which flows from Gerudo Valley. His task is to restore the Lake's water which has been mysteriously drained.
- Main article: Fishing Pond#Ocarina of Time
- Main article: Gerudo Valley
This valley is located west of Hyrule Field and is divided by a large chasm, at the bottom of which lies Zora's River, whose waters flow to Lake Hylia. The valley is the only way to access Gerudo's Fortressand the Haunted Wasteland.
- Main article: Gerudo's Fortress
Also known as the Thieves' Hideout, is a big fortress guarded by many Gerudo. Link arrives here through Gerudo Valley. The Fortress appears to be the home to the Gerudo too. It is located in western Hyrule and has a mini-dungeon as well.
- Main article: Haunted Wasteland
The Haunted Wasteland is a desert. Link must traverse through the desert to be able to enter the Desert Colossus and the Spirit Temple. He only needs to cross it once, because once he makes it to the Spirit Temple, he is able to learn the Requiem of Spirit, which allows Link to instantly warp to the Triforce Pedestal outside the Temple. Entering the wasteland requires the Gerudo Token acquired in the Gerudo's Fortress, and the Longshot or Hover Boots to cross the River of Sand. In order to cross the desert, Link must follow the placed flags that lead to a small building that serves as a refuge. On the building, Link can use the Lens of Truth to reveal the Big Poe who will guide Link the remaining way to the Desert Colossus.
- Main article: Desert Colossus
It is a desert area where the Spirit Temple and one of the many Great Fairies reside. A stone archway and an Oasis can also be found, on top of the Archway lies a Piece of Heart while the Oasis only is home to a few Guay.
Inside the Deku Tree
- Main article: Inside the Deku Tree
Located in Kokiri Forest, Inside the Deku Tree is the first dungeon of the game, and can be entered after obtaining the Kokiri Sword and Deku Shield and speaking with the Deku Tree. The dungeon mostly features simpler enemies such as Deku Baba and Skulltulas. It also includes many easier puzzles to ease the player into the game. The dungeon is fairly short; one can find the Fairy Slingshot and defeat Queen Gohma in only ten minutes of play time. Upon completing this dungeon, Link receives the Kokiri's Emerald, the first of three Spiritual Stones, and a Heart Container.
- Main article: Dodongo's Cavern
The Dodongo's Cavern is located partway up Death Mountain. After getting the Goron's Bracelet from Darunia, Link can enter the cavern by using a Bomb Flower. This dungeon introduces many new Fire-based enemies like the Dodongo and Fire Keese, making a Hylian Shield helpful. The dungeon item is the Bomb Bag and Bombs, and many of its puzzles involve using Bombs as a result. After defeating the boss, King Dodongo, Link receives the Goron's Ruby and his second Heart Container.
Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly
- Main article: Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly
Another dungeon located inside a guardian creature, Jabu-Jabu's Belly is found in Zora's Fountain behind Zora's Domain. To enter, use the Silver Scale to find Ruto's Letter in Lake Hylia, then show this letter to King Zora. Use the bottle to capture a fish and drop it before Lord Jabu-Jabu to be sucked inside his belly. As Princess Ruto is Link's primary objective, her help is needed to open certain doors and keep switches pressed. The dungeon item, the Boomerang, also becomes very helpful for defeating the electric-based creatures throughout the dungeon. Defeating dungeon boss Barinade rewards the player with the Zora's Sapphire and a third Heart Container.
Bottom of the Well
- Main article: Bottom of the Well
Found in Kakariko Village, the Bottom of the Well can be accessed by learning the Song of Storms from the Phonogram Man in the future, then returning as a child and playing the song in the Windmill. As it is intended to be accessed after some of the adult dungeons, Bottom of the Well has much more difficult enemies than the other three child-only dungeons. This includes ReDeads, Like Likes, and the miniboss Dead Hand. The dungeon's only reward is the Lens of Truth, which is necessary to access the Spirit Temple and Shadow Temple.
- Main article: Forest Temple (Ocarina of Time)
Upon obtaining the Hookshot from Dampé's ghost, Link can return the Sacred Forest Meadow after playing Saria's Song to Mido to prove himself a friend of Saria. After learning the Minuet of Forest from Sheik, Link can enter the Forest Temple. This is the first dungeon with Small Keys and tougher enemies like the Stalfos. After finding the Fairy Bow, Link destroys each of the four Poe Sisters to open the way to the depths of the temple and face Phantom Ganon. This awakens Saria as a Sage and grants Link the Forest Medallion alongside a Heart Container. He can then return to the Temple of Time to learn the Prelude of Light from Sheik.
- Main article: Fire Temple (Ocarina of Time)
With the help of the Goron Tunic Link enters Death Mountain Crater, where Sheik teaches him the Bolero of Fire. He enters the Fire Temple, reunites with Darunia, and frees the captured Gorons in the temple one by one. After facing down numerous burning creatures including the unique Flare Dancer mini-boss, he eventually finds the Megaton Hammer and wields it against the dragon Volvagia. This allows Darunia to awaken as a Sage and grants Link the Fire Medallion and another Heart Container.
- Main article: Ice Cavern (Ocarina of Time)
Behind the frozen Zora's Domain is this frigid mini-dungeon filled with icy enemies like the Freezard. In this dungeon Link must use the strange Blue Fire to melt frozen structures to advance. At the dungeon's end, Link slays a white Wolfos before finding the Iron Boots. Sheik then appears and teaches Link the Serenade of Water. Being a mini-dungeon, Link does not receive a Heart Container for his exploits here.
- Main article: Water Temple (Ocarina of Time)
Link must use his new Iron Boots to sink to the bottom of Lake Hylia and dislodge the lock with his Hookshot to find the Water Temple. In the temple, Link meets up with Princess Ruto again, who leads Link further into the dungeon, where he must raise and lower the water level constantly to find a complex collection of Small Keys to advance. He is eventually confronted by Dark Link, and upon conquering himself he finds the Longshot. With the Longshot, Iron Boots, and Zora Tunic combined, he is able to traverse the dungeon and defeat its master, Morpha. Breaking Morpha's influence lets Ruto awaken as a sage and earns Link the Water Medallion as well as yet another Heart Container.
- Main article: Shadow Temple
When Link returns to Kakariko Village with four medallions, he finds the village in flames. Sheik will warn Link to stay back before a shadowy figure emerges from the well and knocks them both unconscious. When Link wakes up, Sheik teaches him the Nocturne of Shadow. Link must play the song to reach the Shadow Temple; with the Lens of Truth in hand, gains entry using Din's Fire. Within the temple Link finds a dungeon similar to The Bottom of the Well as it is filled with Redeads, Stalfos, and Skulltulas as well as another Dead Hand. This dungeon touches on Hyrule's less known dark side. The dungeon item is the Hover Boots, which are required to delve deeper into the harrowing dungeon. Finally, Link comes face-to-face with the dark creature Bongo Bongo. Killing the creature helps Impa of the Sheikah to awaken as a Sage. Link is given the Shadow Medallion and a Heart Container for his efforts.
- Main article: Spirit Temple
Link must be recognized as a Gerudo to reach the Haunted Wasteland. He uses the Longshot and Lens of Truth to eventually reach the Desert Colossus, where Sheik appears and teaches him the Requiem of Spirit so he can return as a child. He does so and meets the Gerudo thief Nabooru. As a child again he must defeat his first Iron Knuckle to receive the Silver Gauntlets. The dungeon itself only has one or two new enemies such as the Anubis. As an adult, Link uses the power of the Silver Gauntlets to delve into the rest of the temple and find the Mirror Shield. With the shield, he finally confronts Twinrova and reflects their powers with the Mirror Shield to free Nabooru and awaken her as a sage. Link then receives one final Heart Container and the Spirit Medallion.
- Main article: Ganon's Castle
Link is finally reunited with Princess Zelda, who has masqueraded as Sheik all this time. She grants Link the Light Arrows before being captured by Ganondorf. Link uses the sages' power to break the six seals of Ganon's Tower, each based upon their respective medallions. He obtains the Golden Gauntlets here before climbing to the top of the tower. Here, he confronts Ganondorf in a match of Dead Man's Volley before defeating the evil king, who then brings the whole tower down on them in his last breath. Link and Zelda escape, but from the wreckage Ganon finally emerges. This is the final boss of the game; if Link wins, the game is won.