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Address: Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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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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NZ famous for landscape. Therefore, a must do!!

Geysers, appreciation for weaving/carvery, investment into the Maori culture and development of their craftsmanship and skills. Then, appreciation of the landscape - geysers, hot... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Geysers, appreciation for weaving/carvery, investment into the Maori culture and development of their craftsmanship and skills. Then, appreciation of the landscape - geysers, hot rocks to sit on, and freshly cooked eggs to eat with salt and pepper! A must see, and good value for money. Only disappointment - 'seeing' the kiwi in a dark red room. I understand they're... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The entrance fee is quite hefty at NZD52 each person but if you do not have a lot of time, this is the place where you can see everything in Rotorua. Geysers, mud pool, Maori performances, Kiwi birds etc. I guess you can say it is value for money?

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were so happy we chose Te Puia for our Maori experience. The staff were very knowledgable and Carla who ran our tour was excellent! We loved that she had genuine connections to the village and community and it brought everything to life that little bit more. The cultural performance was entertaining and everyone got a chance to get involved,... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not too impressive to be honest. A lot of construction work taking place and the thermal wonders not as spectacular as elsewhere. Given the time and transport I would recommend Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland over this site. There is a geyser but If you have seen a geyser elsewhere .... We did however manage to see a kiwi in their special... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even though our visit happened to be on a rainy day it was nice and a memorable experience. Cultural performance was interactive and entertaining. Walk around the grounds was enjoyable, particularly watching the geyser activity. Main building is brand new (parts of the complex were still under construction when we visited in March 2017), which somewhat takes away the "authenticity",... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The massive Pohutu geyser and the chance to see a real kiwi were the only highlights of Te Puia. Pohutu is an amazing site when it is erupting and you get drenched very easily while taking pictures and admiring nature's power. The kiwi is hard to find in the pitch black enclosure but very cute when you eventually spot it.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great way to learn about Maori culture if u only have a day. gift shop pricey. best to buy souvenirs in rotarua best part was guide. she was maori and was able to answer all questions

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Nice place to visit, unbelievable seeing the Geyser is fantastic experience walking along all the thermal valleys and all the mud pools.

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Te puia for the evening show and visit . I have to say that it was too expensive to what we finally saw !! The show was not spontaneous, just acting ! Too much talking on behalf of the guide ! The cooking not impressive at all ! The food was good quite good but too European... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed all the strange thermal geological goings on here. The Pohutu geyser, mud pools and kiwi bird all great. Useful plaques around the place explaining what we were looking at. A large well stocked gift shop too.

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