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Te Puia is home to the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute and to the world-famous Pohutu geyser. Visitors also have an opportunity to see live kiwi, boiling mud pools and native bush. Our tradition of guiding in the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley extends for generations, and many of our guides have direct links to Rotorua’s earliest hosts. We share stories and insight into this unique corner of the world.

Te Puia Highlights:

Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley
This unique landscape features boiling mud pools and acres of native bush. Visitors have intimate access to the geyser terrace, standing only metres away from Pohutu geyser. This is New Zealand’s most active naturally occurring geyser, erupting up to 30 metres into the air.

Te Wananga Whakairo – The Carving School
The prestigious art of carving is handed down to a new generation of young Maori men from recognised masters. Visitors can view and interact with carvers in this space.

Te Rito – The Weaving School
See how Maori developed a method of producing fine thread from flax fibre, which was woven into korowai (cloaks), kete (baskets) and more.

Guided Tours
Led by Maori guides walking in the footsteps of their ancestors, such as Guide Rangi, guided tours depart hourly throughout the day.

Te Pō – Indigenous Evening Experience
Te Pō is a feast of cultural storytelling, entertainment and Maori cuisine. Your experience begins with the traditional powhiri (welcoming ceremony). You will also see your meal of indigenous ingredients, meats and vegetables being lifted from the hangi (earth oven). The evening culminates with a hot chocolate alongside Pohutu, our famous geyser, under the stars.

Making the sale: An exceptional range of authentic Maori cultural experiences.

Operating hours: Summer daily 8am – 6pm;  winter daily 8am – 5pm.

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