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Address: Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-348 9047
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Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on...

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.

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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance
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Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch
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Rotorua Cultural Eco Small Group Afternoon Tour

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Albeit this has become a tourist honey pot it is still worth a visit. The tour was interesting but not necessary to enjoy the spectacle of the geyser or mud pools.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Albeit this has become a tourist honey pot it is still worth a visit. The tour was interesting but not necessary to enjoy the spectacle of the geyser or mud pools.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place has the Moari cultural side and the side where you can see the famous geysers of Rotorua. The cultural side show you the Moari weaving and carving. While the other side shows you the mud pools and the geysers.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a guided tour . First off we went to see the geysers. Then to see a Kiwi bird which was hiding all the time, then to the excellent woodcarving and a Haka cultural show with a select guest who could join them on stage.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located a little out of Rotorua, Te Puia is a good albeit expensive place to visit - a day time trip will cost over a 100NZD per person including a very worthwhile cultural show. The park is really to look at geothermal activity with mudpools and a geyser that erupts twice an hour. A stroll around the park will take... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great way to spend the better part of a a nice spring day in Rotorura! The natural rock formations and the geysers and hot springs are quite remarkable. We did not pay for the extra Maori culture show since we were going to other Maori sites. But even without that the visit was outstanding. The geysers are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pōhutu (‘poor-hoo-too’) is the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere. She erupts once or twice every hour and sometimes reaches heights of 30 metres (100 feet). Pōhutu means ‘constant splashing’ in Māori. Te Puia houses the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, established in the 1920s to foster all aspects of Māori culture. At Te Puia, national schools... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Te Rā is the day pass experience, you can explore this place on your own, or join one of the hourly guided tour which is highly recommended to as there will be someone to answer the questions in your mind as you tour the park. Just ask the staff where to wait for the guide and just be there on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience to get to see the thermal reserve,5 minutes from Rotorua CBD. The guided tours,every hour, is a must.We were made to feel welcomed " to the Maori family" and the tour takes you to all important must see highlights,Pohutu geyser,kiwi house to see a real kiwi bird, mud pools.......etc.....Make sure you get to see a cultural... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of four with two teenagers did the Te Puia day and evening combo which started at 4:30pm. The geysers were fascinating and our guide was friendly and fun. Following a tour of the area we enjoyed a traditional welcome and cultural performance which was just sensational. The hangi feast was superb, hosted by the charming Guy, and the... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyable walk. Did the free trip and there are various length walks. We did the shortest and it was great.

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