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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...more
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Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For $50+ per person, we're expected to see at least some Kiwi or the majesty of the geyser. Unfortunately, for three hours we stuck around here, but the birds refused to leave their box in the rear of the dark enclosure. The geyser is not...More

Thank seanmcelroy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Te Puia. The staff were helpful and we got a wheelchair for my mother. Overall we were a little disappointed with what was available to see given the price. More content would be great there are other volcanic parks that give more. The...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The geyser is spectacular. Also the whole park is very beautiful and well kept. Definitely better than the neighbouring thermal village, which is more touristic. Very expensive, but how often do you see a geyser?

Thank Mil_the_globetrotter
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved it! we were driving ourselves, so just 5 minutes from our hotel in Roturua, we took the morning tour and Traditional lunch. Tour guide was great, knowledgeable and informative. saw a Maori dance, had a weaving lesson, but the highlight is walking around...More

Thank gregfC1559BA
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this location while on tour. Our tour guide at Te Puia was so knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time. We learned about the Maori people, saw arts and crafts being made and experienced the geothermal area. Very happy with this stop. Highly recommend.

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Highly recommend if you're in Rotorua. Te Puia offers a great way to see the local geothermal wonders, including geysers which erupt reliably and hot mud pools. It's a lovely walk around the park, but not too challenging. The kiwi house is a nice attraction...More

Thank Suse89
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the Te Ra and the Te Po package. It was very enlightening. We got to see the thermal landscape as well as learn about the richness of Maori culture. We felt sad that there was even an attempt to snuff out Maori culture...More

Thank linnman
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for an afternoon and learned a lot. Loved the natural stuff, mud pools and geysers. Really learned a bit about the Maori and their history and crafts. Our guide was Bianca snd she was a Star!!

Thank BrightcutOne
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to see the mud bubbling, the geysers and the cultural background of the region. The buffet was fantastic, the people extremely friendly and the cultural and natural attractions were well worth the visit. Don't miss this if you are in...More

Thank daleaus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took us 2 hours to walk around, my children liked it more than they thought they would. Thought the entry price was a bit on the expensive side

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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.
6 December 2017|
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Response from RouteburnTales |
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
28 October 2017|
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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