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New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute

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Located outside the entrance to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, this Institute trains young carvers in the skills of their elders with demonstrations of weaving techniques.
Hemo Rd, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a stop on out bus tour. Really touristy, but it was an introduction to the culture. We were rushed since we were on the bus. It would have been nice to see the show.

Thank silverpond
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came in the morning for the walking tour of Te Puia and returned for the Maori culture show and dinner package. The tour of the grounds, informative Maori background and history, and the modern teaching facilitles are all very well done. We also enjoyed...More

Thank HawaiianBlues
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Splendid pieces of art and crafts with local people making professionally wonderful diiferent pieces, a must see in the thermal village

Thank happyfourGent
Reviewed 23 July 2018

By now if you in NZ you must have heard about the Maori bribe now you can hear how there were nearl wipeout by travelers and had to hide and sneak attack to reclaim they land. Maybe participate in some dance or maybe made the...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We saw these guys in action during our Te Puia experience. Very talented people and the carvers were amazing to watch.

Thank fremantlewa
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Interesting Maori experience. Didnt really know anything about this interesting culture. Worthwhile evening. Decent dinner

Thank Elbroth
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Brilliant experience and very professional. My husband was the 'Chief' so were welcomed on to the Marae and treated like royalty. My UK visitors felt very special and loved every minute of the performance. Do go.

Thank Pat J
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Well worth the visit to a spot where you can get a good appreciation of the culture and the lives of the first people of NZ. All of the "guides" we spoke with and lead the tours we did were excellent in giving us an...More

Thank Goldenbeach2010
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We had the tour and meal and were thrilled with what we got. First we got the tour and then we had the show and meal. We loved it! The tour shows you all the thermal aspects of the area. Bubbling mud pots, geysers, and...More

Thank Colo_Traveler05
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We had a guided tour to this place. There is the performance from the Maori, their efforts to keep the tradition alive. The performers genuinely seemed to be enjoying themselves. Can see the Gayser here as well but time is short.

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17 May 2017|
Response from JeffR605 | Reviewed this property |
We were on a tour so getting back to the city wasn't a problem, I am sorry but can't therefore tell you about any public transport or taxi options although it is not a long coach ride it might be just a bit too far to walk.