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Te Puia

Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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US$73.23*
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Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch
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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kiwi house” (235 reviews)
“guided tour” (331 reviews)
“pohutu geyser” (203 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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+64 7-348 9047
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited with our 5 and 8 year old and learned so much about the Maori culture. On site is a carving and weaving school and the free tour is very entertaining. The geysers and bubbling mud were a bonus.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took a tour with Carol she was so incredibly enthusiastic and informative making sure we all could see and hear her. At the end of our tour she chose me to give a hand made gift to so lovely. Thanks for the memorable experience Carol.

Thank Tania K
Reviewed yesterday

Only had time for 1 thermal place in Rotorua so decided to do this one as was easiest with the young one. Was easy to walk around, had a tour included with entry which was a great way to see the park. Aswell as the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a long time deciding which one of the thermal parks to visit and eventually picked this one because of the geysers. Whilst expensive, we were not disappointed and spent a good 4 hours in the park. Definitely take the free guided tour which...More

Thank R4546JUrichards
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are lot of things to do in Rotorua. This one is must visit place. Pohutu geysers is the main attraction. You can buy a day pass and take 2 hours guided tour and you can spend rest of your time as you wish. They...More

Thank Maithili S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The place is cool for any tourist as it is new, has a good infrastructure and attentive staff, however, for the price they charge should offer more attractions ..... I found it really overpriced.... Only after having gone did I know that in the city...More

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

Kia ora Victor, thank you for your feedback. Te Puia and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) has a unique culture and commerce model, where we are mandated with the responsibility to perpetuate Maori culture, under the New Zealand Maori Arts and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I like this place, some thing is new, you are going to get hot water fountain in side of this place, surrounding by hills and many trees, they have maintained their tradition, worth visit, and value for money tooMore

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

Kia ora, 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 comment,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went on the hour tour - difficult to hear the guide and didn’t visit all the areas of interest, feel it was rushed to get people back to the Maori show. It was an expensive entry fee The Maori show was extra but worth it,...More

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

Tena Koe, Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the cultural performance, its feedback like this that lets us know we are on the right track! We are disappointed to hear that you found the tour rushed, if you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely place, lots to see and learn. Kiwis however just stayed in their house so didnt get to see them, but in all we had a lovely day.More

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

Tena Koe, Thank you for taking the time to review us, sorry you didnt see the kiwi birds! They are real masters at hide and go seek as they are nocturnal animals we try our best with the nocturnal hut! Thank you for your awesome...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to Te Puia for a single park visit and our waiting got rewarded with the eruption of the two main geysirs, one of them blowing hot water about 25m up in the air. Impressive!More

Thank Shotokan18880
TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Tena Koe, 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 comment,...More

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apmumbai2016
6 October 2017|
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Response from Ira M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't remember the cost of admission exactly, but I believe entrance was around $50NZ (Well worth it, you can spend the whole day there). The charge is for entrance to the extensive grounds, and you can wander... More
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Ivy V
15 September 2017|
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Response from TePuia | Property representative |
Kia ora, Thank you for your query! We absolutely have vegetarian options available, we have: salads, vegetable pies, a vegetarian version of steamed hangi, hot chips, eggs on toast.. the list is quite broad! Our staff are... More
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