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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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USD 78.79*
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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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Dream Come True

I've always wanted to visit New Zealand to see the bubbling mud pools and geysers and today I got to do it. The Te puia cultural centre includes a huge area with thermal springs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 March 2016
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Sunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

I've always wanted to visit New Zealand to see the bubbling mud pools and geysers and today I got to do it. The Te puia cultural centre includes a huge area with thermal springs, bubbling mud pools, water geysers and sulphur vents. It's the most thermally active place in the world and you get up close to all of it.... 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 features, like the geyser and mud pools for our visitors to see up close and... More 

Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Then Pohutu geuser is worth to see and wait the time. You will hardly see the kiwis as the precinct is very dark (I guess older people won't see anything). Honextly I find it overpriced (51 NZD the cheapest package) if we compare with other world natural landmarks (25 AUD Ayers Rock/The Olgas or 12 Apostles for free). Go to... More 

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

Kia ora! Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate receiving constructive feedback from customers. We do hope that you took one of our guided tours during your time here. These explain a bit more about the geysers, kiwi and most importantly, that we’re here to perpetuate our culture. We are a non-profit organisation that puts profits back in to... More 

Citra, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

A nice experience walking through the different geysers, and mud pools. Good photo ops. This, and the Maori experiences are what Rotorua is all about.

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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 features, like the geyser and mud pools for our visitors to see up close and... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

I did the show and buffet. You get a guided tour of the carving and weaving workshops, a visit to the kiwi house, a cultural show, a buffet dinner, and a visit to the geyser at night. The buffet was only ok, butt the cultural show was awesome. The guides were very pleasant and knowledgable.

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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 many awesome features like the geo thermal geysers and mud pools, along with other great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We went for the Geyser, we waited from 10am until about 11.30am but it didn't go off, no ones fault but slightly frustrating because there is not much else here to do. We had done a Hangi Feast the night before at another location and been to Wai-O-Tapo so not point in going round the thermal stuff again or joining... 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 many awesome features like the geo thermal geysers and mud pools, along with other great... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We visited Te Puia, which is a living Maori cultural centre and home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute situated in the Whakarewarewa Geothermal valley. The world famous Pohulu Geyser and mud pools are interesting and I also enjoyed seeing the textile and carving schools. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative and explained aspects of Maori arts... 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 many awesome features like the geo thermal geysers and mud pools, along with other great... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Going places like this you expect there to be tons of people, so I would suggest going in the morning, because come noon look out! The geyser being the main attraction here; I would recommend waiting for it to go off, just so you get a good fence spot and so you don't miss it. If you're wanting to see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a show-plce of Maori culture which showcases many native activities and crafts like wood carving and weaving. There are combination tickets for entry, which include guided tors of the geyser areas, and a cultural evening including dinner. The geysers are the highlight of the visit and visitors are taken in groups accompanied by guides who explain the natural... 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 features, like the geyser and mud pools for our visitors to see up close and... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

i suppose i'm looking at it from a kiwi's perspective, but it was a bit average. We went because we were accompanying some overseas guests. The guests were very interested in the geysers, hot pools, marae and the information from the guide. We locals thought that the guided part was a bit rushed, and somewhat contrived. The main bits of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We did the combined day tour and evening show\feast. Very well organised with friendly knowledgeable staff. A must visit to understand the local history and culture.

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

Kia Ora Friend! We love to hear from our customers so thank you for going out of your way to review us. This review is a great reflection and we can see that you had a good time with us. Te Po is a great insight into our organisation, as the night sky illuminates our already beautiful geyser and the... More 

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