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New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute
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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance
Ranked #48 of 110 things to do in Rotorua
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Owner description: 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.
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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“Neat to see”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Culture is important to understand; and it is neat to see money directly from tourism supporting a cultural cause.

Visited November 2013
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“New Zealand, Rotorua,”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Dear all,

New Zealand, in my word "Back end of the world beginning of heaven".
New Zealand is just magnificent beautiful all over, it is the place one should see before the human race spoils it.... there are much to see, much to experience and in my mind this place is the nearest spot or maybe the only place which can be comparable to heaven as it has been explained in every holy book.
Once I have traveled to south of Auckland, the town called Rotorua, the only way I should describe Rotorua is with the reference to Dante Alighieri the Divine Comedy it is a journey through Hell (inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Paradise (paradise), surly, Dante must have visited Rotorua it is simply a journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. So it is time to see New Zealand.......

"If your eyes are opened you'll see things worth seeing." Rumi

Visited August 2013
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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“Good quality arts and crafts”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

If I am looking for good quality Maori Arts and Crafts souvenirs in the north island this is the place to visit. If the staff dont have what you want they can put you in touch with someone who can. To understand how much time and effort is put into producing maori arts and crafts this is the place to visit. Make sure you make time for a visit. I really think my time during this visit was well spent, I would come back again

Visited September 2013
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Very interesting tour with excellent guide. Usually visit Whaka village so first time on this side of geyser. Live kiwi shed was good value, and craft centre open and interesting. Cultural show cost extra which was disappointing as should be included with access price. Whaka side probably has edge if choosing between the two.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Maori experience”
Reviewed 1 May 2013

We arrived around 6pm at the Maori village and had a great display from the Maori people before entering their village which was a great insight to way of life the Maori people once lived, Their houses, the games they played (for fitness), foods and how they cooked them under ground, their carvings and crafts, it was both fascinating and great fun too, we were then treated to a feast making the whole evening both interesting and great value for money. Well worth a visit!

Visited April 2013
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