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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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Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch
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Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The main reason my sister and I visited Te Puia was to see the famous geyers, and they did not disappoint. The big one, Pohutu was spurting high for a couple of hours at least. We went on one of the walking tours which leaves...More

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TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

Tena Koe! We love to hear from our customers so thank you for going out of your way to review us. We are so lucky to have the geo thermal features, like the geyser and mud pools for our visitors to see up close and...More

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Te Puia is an excellent place to of course observe the geysers ,but also to learn about the Maori Culture. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and had a great sense of humour too! Lovely facility to spend a couple of hours to admire nature...More

Thank bobie
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

Tena Koe! We love to hear from our customers so thank you for going out of your way to review us. We are so lucky to have the geo thermal features, like the geyser and mud pools for our visitors to see up close and...More

Reviewed 25 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience from the Maori cultural show, watching master carvers at work and the park itself which is fascinating. A big thanks for all involved in making this a wonderful experience. Kevin and RoseMore

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TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

Hey there! Thank you for spending the time to give us a review, we are really grateful for the lovely words. It is clear that you had an amazing time with us, we make sure that our service is top class for all of our...More

Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Great visit, friendly staff, family friendly and worthwhile day time visit (Maori huka experience but no meal). Geiser, carving, weaving and marae visit all great. Kiwi house was the only bit that was not well done. In fact it was terrible - so hard to...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to see pohuto geyser erupt when we were here, we probably didn't see it reach its maximum of 30m but it was a spectacular show nontheless. The boiling mud pool also gives a chance for good photos, there is also a kiwi...More

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TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

Kia Ora! It is always great to hear from our customers, especially when they are such great reviews like this one. We loved reading your thoughtful review and we thank you for giving us such kind words. Yes, we are truly fortunate to have so...More

Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

One of the main things we wanted to do while in Rotorua was visit a Thermal Park - Te Puia was at the end of our street so it was convenient... but we chose it because of the literature and Trip Advisor - and it...More

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TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

Kia Ora! It is always great to hear from our customers, especially when they are such great reviews like this one. We loved reading your thoughtful review and we thank you for giving us such kind words. Yes, we are truly fortunate to have so...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Te Puia while staying in Rotorua and loved it! Very funny and informative tour guide (Carla) who was so passiobate about Te Puia and Rotorua in general. The geysers were incredible with the chance to get right up close to them. Saw a...More

Thank Tillie G
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

Tena Koe! We love to hear from our customers so thank you for going out of your way to review us. We are so lucky to have the geo thermal features, like the geyser and mud pools for our visitors to see up close and...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016

The smell of sulphur is not overwhelming but the sights of the geysers is fascinating especially when they blow.More

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TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

Tena Koe! We truly value the review you have given us. It is great to see that you had a lovely time with us and we make sure that our customers are well taken care of. We are so lucky to have the geo thermal...More

Reviewed 21 November 2016

1) The grounds and thermal areas are terrific, shared with the older Whakerawawera Village. They are wheelchair accessible (if a bit steep occasionally). The guided tour is good and Guide staff are lovely. 2) The kiwi house is too bright and gets crowded so the...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Must see in Rotorua! good to book in advance, i booked online 2days before and the price was convenient. Every hour there is a guided tour, basically we visited geyser,kiwi house,the carving and crafts schools. At 6pm started TE PO!!Maori dance was amazing (including HAKA)...More

Thank PriscillaInhye
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

Kia Ora! It is always great to hear from our customers, especially when they are such great reviews like this one. We loved reading your thoughtful review and we thank you for giving us such kind words. Yes, we are truly fortunate to have so...More

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FazyMokh
Hi.. I would like to know: how much is the entrance fee? Can I go in without tour guide? Thanx...
14 April 2017|
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Response from haylaura | Reviewed this property |
Hey, yes, you can visit Te Puia without a guide, and can visit the same sites - the Arts and Crafts Institute, Kiwi House and all the geothermal wonders - on your own. They offer free guided walking tours every hour on the... More
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JemYanzon
Hi! Visiting NZ with so little time and so many places that I want to go to :P Anyway, how long does the Te Puia tour take? Is there another place that I can visit after te puia, to maximize my day?
26 March 2017|
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Response from Darrell J | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour takes an hour, starting on the hour throughout the day. The Maori concert runs 3 times daily and lasts around 45 minutes so if time is limited, you will need to plan with care. Could easily visit the... More
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afoxyfamily
We are visiting Taupo, Rotorua and Te Puia, where are the best places to stay away from the smell? Does Te Puia smell as we found a fantastic place to stay? Are we better to stay in one place for a few days and just do day trips to theses places? We are a family of 4 with teenagers.
19 March 2017|
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Response from madmaxx79 | Reviewed this property |
You could easily base yourselves in one place and do day trips, especially if you have found a great place to stay. Te Puia is basically in Rotorua. We did not find the smell in Rotorua to be overwhelming. The only place... More
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