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Te Puia

Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance
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US$73.67*
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Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch
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US$85.58*
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Rotorua Cultural Eco Small Group Afternoon Tour
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kiwi house” (223 reviews)
“guided tour” (316 reviews)
“pohutu geyser” (192 reviews)
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Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had a great afternoon here. Really enjoyed ourselves. The tour guide we had was really enthusiastic and knew a lot. She was able to answer our questions and got us all joining in along the way! The setting is lovely and the place is...More

Thank blw100
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Kia Ora Friend! We love to hear from our customers so thank you for going out of your way to review us. This review is a great reflection and we can see that you had a good time with us. Ultimately we couldn't do it...More

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful. Allow a full day to walk around and don't forget your camera! Guided tours are a great way to hear the history and cultural back story but take time to walk around on your own too. There is so much to...More

Thank Elle H
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Kia Ora Friend! We love to hear from our customers so thank you for going out of your way to review us. This review is a great reflection and we can see that you had a good time with us. Ultimately we couldn't do it...More

Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had a lovely time at Te Huia visiting the geyser the mud pools and steam vents. Very nice walk if you get there early enough to miss most of the crowds. They were pouring through the gate as we were leaving. We visited Dec...More

Thank Martin F
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

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...More

Reviewed 12 December 2016

Guided tour of the thermal area, followed by a Maori experience, a buffet meal including Hangi food, then a twilight visit back to the geysers, with hot rocks to sit on!More

Thank Chris B
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Kia Ora Friend! We love to hear from our customers so thank you for going out of your way to review us. This review is a great reflection and we can see that you had a good time with us. Te Po is a great...More

Reviewed 12 December 2016

Ok, you know when you have arrived into Rotorua due to the awful smell coming from the geysers. This place is a must see tourist sight offering plenty to see. We opted for the 1 and a half hour tour lead by Cruise & we...More

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TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

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...More

Reviewed 12 December 2016

I went to the Te Puia and the Te Po (dinner and show). It was an enjoyable evening, and the quality of the food at the buffet was very good. After dinner and dessert, I walked down ahead of the main group (you could use...More

Thank MrsCoulson-555
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

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...More

Reviewed 11 December 2016

If you like nature and are ready to be awed by the geo thermal wonderland Mother Earth has created then this is the place for you. Easy walking trails with tons of places to stop and take a break. Well paved, easy access but does...More

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TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

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...More

Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is the place to be if you want to see a "real geyser", it spurts 24/7, so anytime of day is ok to come. I wanted to see the kiwi bird but the "kiwi house" is so very dark. Wish they could supply some...More

Thank P Ed L
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Tena Koe! We love to hear from our customers so thank you for going out of your way to review us. 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

Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great Maori experience and geothermal activity - a worthwhile visit. The Maori show was a particular favourite with an opportunity for photos at the end.More

Thank Steven and Lois G
TePuia, Marketing Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Kia Ora Friend! We love to hear from our customers so thank you for going out of your way to review us. This review is a great reflection and we can see that you had a good time with us. Maori culture is important to...More

Reviewed 9 December 2016

Felt that it was really for tourists that wanted to get a feel for the Maori culture and some geothermal sightings all in one place and at one time. I missed getting the feeling that one was in a natural surrounding since all walkways were...More

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FazyMokh
Hi.. I would like to know: how much is the entrance fee? Can I go in without tour guide? Thanx...
14 April 2017|
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Response from haylaura | Reviewed this property |
Hey, yes, you can visit Te Puia without a guide, and can visit the same sites - the Arts and Crafts Institute, Kiwi House and all the geothermal wonders - on your own. They offer free guided walking tours every hour on the... More
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JemYanzon
Hi! Visiting NZ with so little time and so many places that I want to go to :P Anyway, how long does the Te Puia tour take? Is there another place that I can visit after te puia, to maximize my day?
26 March 2017|
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Response from Darrell J | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour takes an hour, starting on the hour throughout the day. The Maori concert runs 3 times daily and lasts around 45 minutes so if time is limited, you will need to plan with care. Could easily visit the... More
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afoxyfamily
We are visiting Taupo, Rotorua and Te Puia, where are the best places to stay away from the smell? Does Te Puia smell as we found a fantastic place to stay? Are we better to stay in one place for a few days and just do day trips to theses places? We are a family of 4 with teenagers.
19 March 2017|
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Response from madmaxx79 | Reviewed this property |
You could easily base yourselves in one place and do day trips, especially if you have found a great place to stay. Te Puia is basically in Rotorua. We did not find the smell in Rotorua to be overwhelming. The only place... More
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