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New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute

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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.
Hemo Rd, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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All reviews new zealand flax weaving wood carvings learned how te puia guided tour great cultural experience well worth the trip hot springs great tour geothermal area worth a visit great place to visit singing and dancing buffet dinner hangi dinner laksa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dancers, also interactive show. Very nice introduction / overview of Maori culture. Allow your self a walk across Maori village and explore some of its interesting history. Also Kiwi Bird may be observed.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have a lot of time, but by making this visit and taking the guided tour, we were able to learn some interesting facts within a couple of hours.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank trekdog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such places makes you aware of the local culture before the invasion from the west. Learn the rich local Maori culture and see their fantastic & unique art of carving wooden artifacts.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Gautam P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to this Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, I learnt so much about Maori culture and custom. From the briefing and explanation by the guide, from one place to another about the making and crafting, great works of the people involved. They should be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sy3717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an amazing experience to visit this Arts and Crafts Institute as I got to learn so much about their culture. What I loved most was seeing their dances, their weaving and wood craft. WE also got to enjoy their traditional meal which is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 1ray55
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We booked a tour that included a visit to the geothermal area (beautiful) a tour of the art school, diner and the show. Just like when you go to a luau in Hawaii, the dinner and show are over the top touristy. However, it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

Went to the Concert and Hangi dinner then the night time vehicle ride to see the geysers! What an awesome cultural experience. The concert was entertaining and interactive. The meal was devine. All the staff were friendly and interacted with u!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MamaDee68
Reviewed 26 November 2018

A wonderful experience to learn about the Maori culture and art. Like any other culture, understanding it brings out interest to learn more and also appreciate the art they pass on from generation to generartion

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank genusmtbkr5
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This was a stop on out bus tour. Really touristy, but it was an introduction to the culture. We were rushed since we were on the bus. It would have been nice to see the show.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank silverpond
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We came in the morning for the walking tour of Te Puia and returned for the Maori culture show and dinner package. The tour of the grounds, informative Maori background and history, and the modern teaching facilitles are all very well done. We also enjoyed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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17 May 2017|
Response from JeffR605 | 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.