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Traditional Maori Cultural Evening with Buffet Hangi Dinner provided by Te Puia

Traditional Maori Cultural Evening with Buffet Hangi Dinner

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Overview
Learn more about New Zealand's indigenous Maori people during this evening of entertainment. You'll be welcomed to the Te Puia cultural center by a traditional powhiri ceremony, followed by a cultural show. Enjoy a dinner of many Kiwi favorites, including the traditional Maori hangi, cooked in an underground pit. End the evening with a tour of the geothermal valley of bubbling mud pools and geysers.
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Te Puia
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    Te Puia
    Stop: 3 hours -
    At dusk, Te Puia takes on a magical quality in the illuminated thermal valley. Te Pō is an award-winning evening experience of Maori storytelling, entertainment, a sumptuous banquet and a hot chocolate beside a moonlit Pōhutu geyser. - Lifting of the Hangi - Traditional Welcome - Exclusive Cultural Performance - Authentic Māori Feast - The Valley Under Lights
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Te Puia
Hemo Road, Tihiotonga, Rotorua 3040, New ZealandDeparture Point: Hotel pickup, or meeting point at Te Puia, Rotorua Address: Hemo Rd, Tihiotonga, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand Directions: 5-minute drive from Rotorua township Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
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Highlights
  • Hotel transfers can be arranged
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, including meats, salads, and desserts
  • Learn about Maori culture through music, dance, and storytelling
  • Watch the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere erupt
Important Information
Departure Point
Te Puia, Hemo Road, Tihiotonga, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional Hosts
  • Traditional Maori Welcome
  • View the lifting of the Hangi
  • 45min Maori Cultural Performance
  • Full Buffet Hangi Dinner
  • Enjoy a Hot Chocolate by the Geyser to end the evening
  • Water, Tea and Coffee
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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DRLink wrote a review Mar 2020
Wellington, New Zealand27 contributions2 helpful votes
I took my cousin from the Uk, and will be taking my sister from the UK in December! Already sent her the link
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Traditional Maori Cultural Evening with Buffet Hangi Dinner
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia ora! Glad to hear you enjoyed our valley and all we have to offer here! This type of feedback is good as it lets us know, we are still on track and heading to where we want to be when it comes to customer satisfaction. We look forward to seeing you again in December! Ngā Mihi and Safe Travels for your and your cousin Te Puia Whanau
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Justine G wrote a review Mar 2020
Bowen, Australia10 contributions6 helpful votes
The traditional dances, the hangi, the drive to look at the geisers,the tour guides / family, the whole thing was a great experience and i would definetly do it again. Especially the food !!so much food. All so delicious. Informative interesting and overall perfect experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Traditional Maori Cultural Evening with Buffet Hangi Dinner
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia ora, Seems like you enjoyed what Te Puia has to offer with our restaurant facilities! It is something worth indulging in if you have the time to sit down and enjoy our beautifully prepared buffet. Thank you so much for your feedback we hope you enjoy your journey around our beautiful country. Ngā Mihi Te Puia Whanau
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Mara L wrote a review Feb 2020
Prestwick3 contributions
What a superb night! From pick-up at our hotel right through to drop off at the end of the evening, everything was very professional and high quality. Our hosts were friendly and informative, the entertainment enjoyable and the food plentiful and delicious. Highly recommend this
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Response from TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Traditional Maori Cultural Evening with Buffet Hangi Dinner
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia ora, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Te Puia with our Te Po combo experience. Our night time experience includes some really fascinating highlights of our Maori culture through our guided tours and breath-taking cultural performance. With our traditionally prepared buffet being a real delight, and watching Pohutu geyser erupt, this makes for an experience of a lifetime. Thank you for your review we hope to see you next time! Ngā Mihi Te Puia Whanau
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Naomi W wrote a review Feb 2020
Needham, Massachusetts77 contributions11 helpful votes
This is an education tourist site on the grounds of a Maori school. The program is well presented and fun with audience participation for Maori dancing. The guides were sincere about wanting to share their culture and traditions. Although, buffet dinners are not our favorite
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Traditional Maori Cultural Evening with Buffet Hangi Dinner
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Kia ora, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Te Puia with our Te Po combo experience. Our night time experience includes some really fascinating highlights of our Maori culture through our guided tours and breath-taking cultural performance. With our traditionally prepared buffet being a real delight, and watching Pohutu geyser erupt, this makes for an experience of a lifetime. Thank you for your review we hope to see you next time! Ngā Mihi Te Puia Whanau
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Venture639461 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Can highly recommend this tour. Very professionally run from beginning to end. Dinner was delicious and more food than you could ever eat! Cultural show was informative and fun, but the extraordinary Geyser show, performed by ‘nature’, was the highlight.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Traditional Maori Cultural Evening with Buffet Hangi Dinner
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Kia ora, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Te Puia with our Te Po combo experience. Our night time experience includes some really fascinating highlights of our Maori culture through our guided tours and breath-taking cultural performance. With our traditionally prepared buffet being a real delight, and watching Pohutu geyser erupt, this makes for an experience of a lifetime. Thank you for your review we hope to see you next time! Ngā Mihi Te Puia Whanau
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433shirleyw
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A cultural/geothermal must-see.
A fantastic experience. We spent several hours here gobsmacked by the stark beauty of the geothermal landscape (an
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GlasgowStephi
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Go for the Geyser
Top attraction here is the geysers which are definitely worth seeing. Other than that I didn't feel there was a lo
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caroline l
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Must do....
This is very much a visitor attraction, but it is well worth going to. The geyser is amazing as are the rest of th
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Donna W
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Wonderful and Diverse experiences; Carla amazing guide
Was hard to decide where to go to experience Maori culture while in Rotorua. Te Puia was recommended to us by sever
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Richard B
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Fascinating but smelly!
Really interesting combination of a close up view of the amazing forces of nature, and the Maori culture. Thought
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Karen D
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Kiwi Conservation, Village, Maori Performance and Native Arts and Crafts an A+
Exceptional experience if you and your friends and family want to experience the Maori culture, spot a geyser spout
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Linda D
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Colors!! like science fiction
This is one of the wonders of New Zealand — the bubbling pools and amazing acids and minerals all contribute to for
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TEBlaise
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Cool Geysers
Very interesting attraction. The venue was clean and well organized. The geysers were amazing to watch and right on
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BigBrian_11
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Nice, but somewhat underwhelmed, sorry.
Trouble is the smell puts you off ! The whiff of sulphur (rotten eggs) is definitely not to everyones taste, certai
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ogerkan
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Maori Arts, Kiwis and the Pohutu Geyser
Te Puia has many different aspects to explore. The mud pits and geysers are easily accessible along a walkway. Yes
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Agnes448
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Wonderful experience
We visited as part of a group, first we had a short tour to see the geysers - which were fantastic. We visited the
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Claudia10229
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Wonderful afternoon viewing active nature and learning about Maori
We had a group of 28 people and selected the 60 minute guided tour. Our guide was friendly and glad to share his Ma
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DE985
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The geyser
I love seeing the geyser the bubbling mud pools ....the Maori meal is very good singing and greeting. A good shop
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nikbm
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A powerful reminder of who’s in charge
This is the kind of place that makes you wonder in awe whilst being terrified at what lurks beneath us. The main ge
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Max_Dexter
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Gorgeous natural scenery
We visited Te Puia while on a private tour and it was a beautiful experience. We first went to go see the kiwis. We
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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