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Te Puia

Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance
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US$88.51*
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Evening Maori Cultural Performance and Geyser Experience from Rotorua
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Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch
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Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of town. We are home to the world famous Pohutu geyser, to mud pools, hot springs, to silica formations to the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We have shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kiwi house” (257 reviews)
“guided tour” (389 reviews)
“mud pools” (395 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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+64 7-348 9047
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"kiwi house"
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"guided tour"
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"mud pools"
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"pohutu geyser"
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"maori culture"
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"carving school"
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"wood carving and weaving"
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"kiwi bird"
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"main geyser"
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"evening experience"
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"day pass"
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"southern hemisphere"
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"cultural experience"
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We came here in the evening, and really enjoyed the Maori experience and learning more about the Maori culture. Whilst it is clearly touristy, it was amazing to see the Haka and learn about their traditions. The dinner was good and plentiful, and the visit...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thank you to all Staff who make this experience so memorable. Friendly and welcoming like true hosts, Maori show performance very memorable for our Hawaiian visitor friend. Kia oraMore

Thank sheryl joy b
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora! Glad to hear you enjoyed our valley and all we have to offer here! This type of feedback is good as it lets us know, we are still on track and heading to where we want to be when it comes to customer...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved te puia. We saw the kiwi birds, the schools, it really impressed me. The nature is also sooo beautiful.

Thank Sarina U
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The highlight here is to see the Pohutu Geyser spouting. As is goes once or twice an hour there is a good chance you won’t have to wait to see it. Besides this there is a small geothermal park to explore. I was also great...More

Thank BIGbUrJe
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went there as part of a tour. It was excellent even though it was raining. To see how high the geyser's go was unbelievable.More

Thank Margaret C
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora Margaret! Our landscape truly is something else, the mud pools geysers and steaming vents all add to the Valley along with the Native birds and Trees plus the Maori culture! its really an experience you should not miss. Thanks again for your lovely...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was awesome, Took a 2 yr old and a baby with us and they had prams available to use which was our lifesaver for the 2 yr old. Such a cool experience watching the geyser erupt. Also searching for the kiwi was neat although we...More

Thank tommytravels101
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora! Glad to hear you enjoyed our valley and all we have to offer here! This type of feedback is good as it lets us know, we are still on track and heading to where we want to be when it comes to customer...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We chose to do the combined Day and Night tour which included a traditional dinner also. Amazing! Superb! Great Value! Our guide Carol was informative, interesting and proud to answer any questions regarding Maori way of life. It was wonderful to see the park during...More

Thank Karen19092014
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Karen! Yes, Aunty Carol is one of our exceptional guides who never ceases to amaze and entertain our visitors with her knowledge on the Geothermal valley, TeWhakarewarewatangaoteOpeTauaaWahiao. As many of our guides are the same we pride ourselves on being able to answer...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Me and a friend went to Te Puia for the evening Te Po experience and had such a great time there! We arrived while the carving and weaving school was still open so we got the chance to look around which was awesome!! I really...More

Thank ChloeLJ4
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Te Puia with our Te Po combo experience. Our Te Po combo includes some really fascinating highlights of our Maori culture through our guided tours and our breath-taking cultural performance. With the traditionally...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to Te Puia last Friday and was able to witness the 10.15 Maori dance show which was amazing! We were all able to join on stage and the performance of the family gave me the chills, super special! After that I did the...More

Thank Shirelle S
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Shirelle, Glad to hear you enjoyed our one stop shop where we entice all Rotorua’s top highlight’s and put them all on display in one spot for people to see, it’s good for people who don’t have long in Rotorua and want to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I attended the Te Puia dinner show Te Po .average at best .it was in a rather lackluster hall .I liked the performances and the audience participation .the food was decent but what was really bad was the ride to the thermal area after the...More

Thank vickicork
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora! As geysers work on mother natures time unfortunately we can't always promise the eruption for our manuhiri (visitors) but we do try our best to be as close as we can! We're disappointed that your experience wasn't as good as all the other...More

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CazP100
6 January 2018|
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Response from Penny W | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed this venue as it gave a great insight into local culture and also to see the geothermals.
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AP_2017_Mumbai
5 December 2017|
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Hi Of those three I would visit Wai-o-Tapu. It is the most diverse and beautiful. Hells Gate is large and interesting but not, for me, as striking. Lots to see but fewer really impressive features. Te Puia is the least... More
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Response from cather75 | Reviewed this property |
hi. kathy sorry tat reply u after ur date. coz i just loged in to check, anyhow wish u have a nice trip there.
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