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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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“great insight” (5 reviews)
Hemo Rd, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 21 April 2017

When in Rotorua you should make a visit. There are interesting displays of Maori arts and crafts. This is probably the primary center to maintain the Maori culture and they are very proud of it. You can also visit the geothermal area with geysers and...More

Thank Frank J
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It was early February 2011 when we visited this excellent display of Maori cultural arts and crafts, also taking in the thermal hot springs.

Thank clarkebarkes1945
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is an opportunity to get up close and personal with Maori craftspeople and their students as they work in their traditional crafts, especially wood and weaving. Photos are welcome, and they are happy to take questions and engage with visitors.

Thank Ira M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Can see the making of different crafts including carving, and weaving, worth a visit to see handmade and skill.

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Worth the visit! We had a private tour booked by our travel agent, Donna Thomas of New Zealand Travel, and all I can say is WOW. Every detail of the tour and the entire trip was considered and designed specifically for us. I have never...More

Thank Hillary B
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This centre offers an insight to Maori Art and Crafts, we took a guide during tour and watched woodworkers carving ornate items of work some of them very large, we also saw there painting s and weaving as well with some good items available for...More

1  Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 6 February 2017

here we can witness actual making of artistic items such as wood carved doors, boats, clasic leaf clothings etc.

1  Thank atuldeolankar
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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.