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Te Puia

Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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US$38.74*
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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance
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US$73.75*
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Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch
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US$85.67*
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kiwi house” (223 reviews)
“guided tour” (317 reviews)
“pohutu geyser” (192 reviews)
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Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is a mixed park with both Kiwi, Geyser and cultural performance. We actually came for the thermal activities and took the guided tour, but this was most about the Maori culture. So if you go for the thermal activities omit the guided tour. The...More

Thank AllanBJ
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This attraction is based around the geyser which erupts every hour or so. There is not a lot else there so if you have just missed the eruption then you have to be patient to wait for the next one. having said that there is...More

Thank Snapper440
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

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...More

Reviewed 3 April 2016

Great place to visit. We did it on a small tour, saw the mud pots, the geysers erupting, had a great time, lots of different things to wee on this and one of them being the Kiwi Bird. Saw the weaving of baskets, and one...More

Thank WPEVLE
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

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...More

Reviewed 3 April 2016

After researching attractions we decided to visit Te Puia. We only had about 4 hours so wanted a 'one stop shop' for the things we wanted to see. We walked with a free guide and glad we did. The Kiwis were in their burrows but...More

Thank Jennig16
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

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...More

Reviewed 3 April 2016

Raining out so we first caught the show. We had seen a similar show in Christchurch but this was top notch! So glad we didn't pass on it. Weather cleared and we took the guided tour. "Ho", our tour guide was so informative and easy...More

Thank Avalonavalon
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

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...More

Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

If you only want to choose one Maori experience, this one was recommended by several sources. We enjoyed it. Go ahead! Volunteer to join the professionals on stage! Good food but mostly enjoyed the conversation with other guests at our table. Guy, our Maori host...More

Thank Mindy M
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

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...More

Reviewed 2 April 2016

This place is a real wonder it was a wet day but I actually think it made it better, we stayed and walked around for a long time making sure we took it all in. To think this is thousands of years old and still...More

Thank welshlassSydney
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

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...More

Reviewed 2 April 2016

The Maori Cultural Center was very well done. The welcoming dance and haka was a highlight (although I think the New Zealand Rugby Team does a far better haka - now THERE’S a haka). Our tour guide was good and helped us understand what we...More

Thank Pfadfinder
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

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...More

Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This is a must see. They have weaving and carving schools, a kiwi house, and geysers! There were also demonstrations. It was really worth the trip. The geyser is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.More

Thank Maggie R
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

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...More

Reviewed 1 April 2016

All through the north island, I loved this place the most. It was breath-taking. I was stunned by pure intact nature. The Maori ceremony was amazing, I got goose bump. It is a must-do if you are visiting New Zealand.

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FazyMokh
Hi.. I would like to know: how much is the entrance fee? Can I go in without tour guide? Thanx...
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
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JemYanzon
Hi! Visiting NZ with so little time and so many places that I want to go to :P Anyway, how long does the Te Puia tour take? Is there another place that I can visit after te puia, to maximize my day?
26 March 2017|
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Response from Darrell J | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour takes an hour, starting on the hour throughout the day. The Maori concert runs 3 times daily and lasts around 45 minutes so if time is limited, you will need to plan with care. Could easily visit the... More
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afoxyfamily
We are visiting Taupo, Rotorua and Te Puia, where are the best places to stay away from the smell? Does Te Puia smell as we found a fantastic place to stay? Are we better to stay in one place for a few days and just do day trips to theses places? We are a family of 4 with teenagers.
19 March 2017|
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Response from madmaxx79 | Reviewed this property |
You could easily base yourselves in one place and do day trips, especially if you have found a great place to stay. Te Puia is basically in Rotorua. We did not find the smell in Rotorua to be overwhelming. The only place... More
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