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New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute

Hemo Rd, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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Located outside the entrance to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, this Institute trains young carvers in the skills of their elders with demonstrations of weaving techniques.
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  • Average8%
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  • Terrible1%
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Hemo Rd, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful cultural experience, great powhiri and waiata! We saw the students at work in their craft, and the skill level of whakairo/carving is very high. A great handy gift shop is there on the way out as well. Really worth the visit! :)

Thank dragostesun
Reviewed 2 November 2017

So much to learn, so well presented. Guides were very knowledgable and infomative. Geothermal area is awsome as is the show and other demonstrations. Buffet dinner very good too.

Thank RalphRR
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Here you will get a insight of the Maori Culture while also taking some time out to view some Geo Thermal Features - In my opinion It lacked the cultural atmosphere as you walk in particular a visual performance about Maori heritage/ culture would have...More

Thank Norman H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Loved learning about the Maori culture and our guide was so good. Also I learned how they make flax.

Thank peonyrose
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great time. We went to the night show. The dances were great to watch,entertaining and informative, our guide was friendly and easygoing, huge dinner included, and followed by seeing the geysers at night which is pretty cool. Most tourist stuff in nd is...More

Thank Sam A
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The Mrs. had to stop here. Interesting place with much Maori history....exhibits. Good for children, too. Worth the visit!

Thank Virgin Island Traveler
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Great place to visit would highly recommend doing a tour. Staff very Friendly. My husband was chosen as Chief of our group for the ceremony

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Very welcoming guide who showed us many interesting facets of Maori culture. Watched the famous geysers do their tricks. Also saw a kiwi bird in a specially darkened enclosure

Thank Erylvet
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We visited this place. very informative as you get to the know the art and craft of New Zealand. you shall also find some live art making from the wood and leaves. There is also a New Zealand local dance performance which was also very...More

Thank ketkif
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The place is located inside Te Puia and trains the youth in the Maori art and crafts, there is a lot of art & crafts on display and souvenirs to buy. glad to see that traditions are kept alive in the modern world and passed...More

Thank ReviewerIndo
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17 May 2017|
Response from Jeff R | Reviewed this property |
We were on a tour so getting back to the city wasn't a problem, I am sorry but can't therefore tell you about any public transport or taxi options although it is not a long coach ride it might be just a bit too far to walk.