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Te Puia

Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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USD 39.10*
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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance
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USD 74.45*
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Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch
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USD 86.48*
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Rotorua Cultural Eco Small Group Afternoon Tour
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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.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful place to visit we took ourselves around, but you can follow a guide for free,also they do different types of tickets depending on what you want to see i.e. You can opt for a meal along with entertainment

Thank carpmad32
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Te Puia is a neat educational experience with some cool features. We really enjoyed our time here. The smell takes some getting used to.

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Guides are extremely knowledgeable and from the local village. We didn't see a full eruption of the geyser, but what we saw was definitely worthwhile and I wouldn't have wanted to miss it.More

Thank Robert4112
TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora Robert, Thank you for the Review, yes our guides here are very informative we take pride in the knowledge that they know and share about our valley and history. Its good in the sense all our guides are very knowledgeable and they all...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to see the water erupt from the ground. If you have a pram. Some places are hard to get access to.

Thank lynjohn2011
Reviewed 5 days ago

If in Rotorua then a cultural visit to TePuia should be on your agenda. Wander through the thermal valley and watch the exciting hot geysers. Look around the building showing the history and see bone carvings.

Thank eliza836
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just had to thank te puia for one of the best nights. Thank you for sharing your culture and family. You are a wonderful family. Very genuine and the experience is one we will always remember. Even just driving there was so funny with our...More

Thank Jan A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Traveling with family from Brisbane. Great afternoon out with Maori dancing and welcoming ceremony. One of the largest geysers in NZ. You can stay for traditional dinner after that is great, can be a little expensive with a whole family

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great guide who was very informative. To see the geyser in full swing was awesome. This is a great experience.

Thank Miles G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour allowed us to understand more on the Māori culture, as our tour guide explains how the Maoris came to this place and how they named each land, river and location. Besides that, he showed us round the Pōhotu Geyser and explained to us...More

Thank christmasweien
Reviewed 1 week ago

loved every minute! found it fascinating and informative. We paid extra to have the cultural experience and it was worth every penny very entertaining and singing was beautiful. would take family back again

Thank sue b
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Ivy V
15 September 2017|
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
13 September 2017|
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Response from TePuia | Property representative |
Kia ora, Thanks for your question, yes our Haka performances are scheduled daily those times are: 10:15am, 12:15pm, 3:15pm. Please feel free to ask anything else should you require further information. Nga Mihi Te Puia... More
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