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Te Puia

Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch
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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance
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Evening Maori Cultural Performance and Geyser Experience from Rotorua
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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.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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+64 7-348 9047
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with the family, 11 year old and 13 year old. We purchased the tickets with the show. It was awesome. Walking trails were super easy. I suggest you walk around the different trails. The geyser was beautiful. The Kiwi exhibit was nice. I suggest...More

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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Tena koe, We appreciate the review you have given us it seems like you ticked off all the highlights of what Rotorua has to offer which is what we are here for. So very happy that we could accommodate for those needs! We wish you...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much to see & such cultural history- really enjoyed our time spent in Rotorua. Especially great to see them blow, remember to pick your timings as you don’t want to miss this. We bought our tickets from the information centre in town.More

Thank Denise A
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora! Our landscape truly is something else, the mud pools geysers and steaming vents all add to the Valley along with the Native birds and Trees plus the Maori culture! its really an experience you should not miss. Thanks again for your lovely comment,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not only beautiful, but so informative about the area and the Maori culture. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. Just make sure you show up at your allotted time, we were a little late and missed our tour. They accommodated us but our tour was shortened...More

1  Thank Danielle L
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia Ora, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Te Puia with the Te Po combo experience. Our Te Po combo includes some really fascinating highlights of our maori culture through our guided tours and our breathtaking cultural performance. With the traditionally...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

As this was part of a tour, the time I spent there was short. Our guided tour started with a cultural performance. The significance and the legends etc behind each item was explained before each performance. (it's a pity that some of the tourists do...More

Thank Nadheera D
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora Nadheera! Yes, Aunty Carol is one of our exceptional guides who never ceases to amaze and entertain our visitors with her knowledge on the Geothermal valley, TeWhakarewarewatangaoteOpeTauaaWahiao. As many of our guides are the same we pride ourselves on being able to answer...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We especially loved the local Maori performance, and appreciated being welcomed in and being able to learn about the culture. The geysers were cool to check out, and overall it was a great place to explore and wander around. We were slightly disappointed that we...More

Thank Craig-Melbourne91
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora Craig, Thank you for the lovely comments, glad to hear you enjoyed your time here with us at Te Puia. Our Maori culture is something we pride ourselves on, and we are pleased to have shared that with you! We are also disappointed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only a half day visit but was really worth it... could have stayed much longer. I finally got to see a Kiwi! The Geyser erupting is not to be missed and we managed to see it go twice. There was no problems with parking even...More

Thank Sue S
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora Sue, Our landscape truly is something else, the mud pools geysers and steaming vents all add to the Valley along with the Native birds and Trees plus the Maori culture! its really an experience you should not miss. Thanks again for your lovely...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was awesome place glad we didnt miss this the haka was great to see ! Hopefully when you go the Asians dont take over like they did to our tourMore

Thank Brett G
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Brett, Thank you for the lovely comments, glad to hear you enjoyed your time here with us at Te Puia. Our Maori culture is something we pride ourselves on, and we are pleased to have shared that with you Thanks again for your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did guided tour and we had a great guide Paul. Unfortunately weather was inclement but we saw the geyser and active seeing the carving and weaving made it worthwhile, thought it was a little overpriced.More

Thank Valerie M
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Valerie, Yes, Pauly is one of our exceptional guides who never ceases to amaze and entertain our visitors with his knowledge on the Geothermal valley, TeWhakarewarewatangaoteOpeTauaaWahiao. As many of our guides are the same we pride ourselves on being able to answer pretty...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I purchased entrance tickets that allowed us to see the geothermal park during the day and experienced the evening cultural show and delicious banquet in the evening. We just came back to the hotel and relaxed for a few hours before being...More

1  Thank Lorna265
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Lorna, Seems like you enjoyed what Te Puia has to offer with our Te Po combo experience!. It is definitely a worthwhile experience where you can familiarize yourself with our Maori culture through our informative tours and outstanding cultural performances. With the buffet...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried their Te Po (night tour) experience so my review is based on such condition. Shuttle - The shuttle arrived before 6pm. The driver is friendly and initiates conversation to make the guests feel relax. Accordingly, it will bring you back to your hotel...More

1  Thank Martin R
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Martin, Thank you for your awesome review! We appreciate that you took the time to individually rate all aspects of our Te Po combo experience - this assists not only our manuhiri (visitors), but also us here at Te Puia|NZMACI with quality assurance....More

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CazP100
5 January 2018|
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Response from Penny W | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed this venue as it gave a great insight into local culture and also to see the geothermals.
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5 December 2017|
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Hi Of those three I would visit Wai-o-Tapu. It is the most diverse and beautiful. Hells Gate is large and interesting but not, for me, as striking. Lots to see but fewer really impressive features. Te Puia is the least... More
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Response from cather75 | Reviewed this property |
hi. kathy sorry tat reply u after ur date. coz i just loged in to check, anyhow wish u have a nice trip there.
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