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Address: Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on...

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.

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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance
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Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch
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Rotorua Cultural Eco Small Group Afternoon Tour

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Wonderful for both geology and aboriginal culture enthusiasts

We visited Te Pula on a day when it was pouring rain, and we still had an excellent experience. We saw bubbling mud, geysers, steaming rocks, and a Kiwi (in the enclosure). The... read more

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Wolfville, Canada
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576 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We visited Te Pula on a day when it was pouring rain, and we still had an excellent experience. We saw bubbling mud, geysers, steaming rocks, and a Kiwi (in the enclosure). The Maori Production, with the welcoming ceremony and the display of cultural dances and songs was outstanding. We could sense the pride of the people sharing their Maori... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very nice place to visit specially if you are on a holiday. The mud pools and the hot spring was something I had never seen before. The art and craft centre too was good

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did a tour as part of the Experience the Trilogy Supercharged package. We were there from 10-2, with 3 teens. The cooking of the lunch was interesting and tasted a bit bland but good and plenty of food. We enjoyed seeing the geyser and hot mud, although briefly. We did see a kiwi (we've found them a disappointment overall... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was toured as part of a large group. Te Puia was one of the highlights of our trip so far. Our guide was informative and friendly, answering any questions posed. It was great to see a geysir and of course the boiling mud and hot pools. Te Puia is an easy way to "tick off" a lot of NZ's must... More 

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TePuia, Marketing Coordiantor at Te Puia, responded to this review

Kia ora Lou, Thank you for your feedback. we really appreciate the review you have Given us and we are happy to have been able to help tick off a lot of NZ's “must do's” for you! we hope that you enjoy the rest of your trip in New Zealand as much as you enjoyed Te Puia and that you... More 

Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not that impressive, you can butterfingers to Thermal Wonderland or if you want to see it: look at it from one of the walkways at redwood Forest.

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TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

Kia ora! Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate receiving constructive feedback from customers. We do hope that you took one of our guided tours during your time here. These explain a bit more about the geysers, kiwi and most importantly, that we’re here to perpetuate our culture. We are a non-profit organisation that puts profits back in to... More 

tasmania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to maximise our time in Rotorua so went here for a look. $52 per person was the starting point very expensive. We did the hour long tour which was taken by a great young guy. Saw geysers not in full eruption, mud pool and a lonely kiwi in the kiwi house. Found out later apart from the kiwi you... More 

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TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

Kia ora! Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate receiving constructive feedback from customers. I just have to wonder where you would see a Kiwi Bird for free a geyser and a geothermal field as vast as Te Puia's... Our Gift store is truly one of Kind with a lot of our merchandise made here in New Zealand Rather... More 

Buckingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here for the short "day pass" tour which is around $50 per person. For that you get a tour conducted by a Maori person which is a bit over an hour long. The tour consists of a trip to the largest geyser in the Southern hemisphere, some mud pools, a short trip into a nocturnal kiwi birdhouse and... More 

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TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

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 many awesome features like the geo thermal geysers and mud pools, along with other great... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth seeing. This exhibition combines a geothermal park with Maori culture. We also watched the cultural performance which is highly recommended. Also we recommend taking the guided tour of the park as you get a very good overall perspective from the guide. It includes a tour of the Maori schools of weaving and woodcarving which were quite interesting. Be... More 

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TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

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 features, like the geyser and mud pools for our visitors to see up close and... More 

Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Astronomical entry price for what amounts to a few hot pools and a small geyser. Mainly frequented by bus groups. You can see hot pools for free in the public park central Rotorua.

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TePuia, Marekting Coordiantor at Te Puia, responded to this review

Kia ora! We really appreciate receiving constructive feedback from customers. We do hope that you took one of our guided tours during your time here. These explain a bit more about the geysers, kiwi and most importantly, that we’re here to perpetuate our culture. We are a non-profit organisation that puts profits back in to the park and also the... More 

West Thurrock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A mix of Maori cultural Heritage and Geothermal activity made for an interesting and entertaining half day. The Geothermal bit was better than others in the area or those on the way from Lake Taupo as it has a reasonably regular Gieser that you should see if to spend more than a hour on site. The Maori cultural show is... More 

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TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this review

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 features, like the geyser and mud pools for our visitors to see up close and... More 

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