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Evening Maori Cultural Performance and Geyser Experience from Rotorua

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    Begin the memorable night with pickup at your Rotorua hotel (with advance request), or else make your own way to Te Puia. Get a sneak peek at the delectable dinner to come with a reveal of the hangi, a traditional Maori cooking method in which layers of meat and vegetables are baked over hot stones and wood in an earthen pit oven.
    Head to a Maori wharenui, or meeting house, constructed of intricately carved wood for a special pōwhiri (welcoming ceremony), followed by a storytelling performance featuring traditional costumes, music, and dance.
    After this high-energy entertainment, tuck into a hearty buffet featuring hangi specialties of chicken, lamb, veggies, and stuffing, along with soup, seafood, pasta, breads, and dips. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, and all the meat is halal, with pork cooked separately. Decadent dessert options include Kiwi favorites like steamed pudding with custard from the hangi, ice cream, trifle, cream puffs, mousse, and light-as-air pavlova.
    With a satisfied stomach, step onto the waka (motorized people-mover) for a ride out into Te Puia’s bubbling geothermal valley. Sip hot chocolate under the stars while surrounded by steaming rocks, and watch an eruption the Pōhutu — the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the world’s most reliable.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    The tour guide was knowledgeable and a Maori descendant. The tour was very informative and the geysers were spectacular, as well as other sites on the tour. The live dance was spectacular and entertaining. Would definitely recommend.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Judy E
    TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Tena Koe, Thank you for the Review! Yes our guides here are very informative we take pride in the knowledge that they know and share about our valley and history. Its good in the sense all our guides are very knowledgeable and they all give...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We enjoyed the cultural elements of the Te Puia nightime experience. The Maori welcome, cultural show, learning the dances, and the dinner were all excellent. However, we are disappointed that we did not get to see Pohutu erupt. The smaller indicator geyser was erupting, but...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Brian_P3027
    TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Kia ora, Sorry to say but it sounds like you missed the geyser's eruption. It usually Erupts within the hour every hour with a starting height of up to 30m(100ft) which lasts for roughly 5 minutes once the initial eruption is completed Pohutu slowly but...More

    Reviewed 17 July 2019

    We combined the day tour with the evening experience. It was truly remarkable from beginning to end. Our youngest son was thrilled to see one of the resident kiwis snuffling around in his nocturnal enclosure. We all marvelled at the natural landscape, and our 15...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Melanie M
    TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

    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...More

    Reviewed 15 July 2019

    The guide was local and personal in sharing the story of their tribe. The cultural performance was passionate, funny, moving and audience participation encouraged. The natural wonders of the geyser and bubbling mud pools just show how fragile our earth can be. Wonderful experience all...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank NgatiKuku
    TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

    Kia ora! Our landscape truly is something else, with the Native birds, Trees, plus the Maori culture - it really is an experience you should not miss. Thanks again for your lovely comment, we hope to see you again Ngā Mihi Te Puia Whanau

    Reviewed 19 June 2019

    We had an awesome experience here, the cultural performance was great and the food was stunning! Highly recommend to everyone!

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2019

    Kia ora! Thank you for the review, its words like yours that help us keep focus and know that we are on the right track, we wish you safe travels on your journey. Ngā Mihi Te Puia Whanau

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