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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...more
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Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

We joined the Te Ra tour and we really enjoyed it. Our guide Carla was fantastic, warm, and funny. She took the time to get to know us before and during the tour. We visited geysers, mud pools, a replica canoe, and the kiwi enclosure,...More

Thank Pyrefalcon
Reviewed yesterday

Wow, this place was amazing and has it all. Learning about the Maori Culture was tied for the main reason for planning our vacation. We picked a tour that included a cultural show, Steamed traditional lunch from the geysers. At the cultural show i was...More

Thank mrlogboy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our visit to the center was a highlight of our trip to Rotorua. We had only heard of many stories of the Maori people from our trips to Hawaii. After this day we became very familiar with much of their history. Our guide Carol treated...More

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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordiator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Don! 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

Reviewed 3 days ago

Did not know much about the Maori culture and this introduction was great. Really enjoyed the professional dancing troupe and singing.More

Thank lesncheryl
TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordiator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora, 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 review,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth the price if you want to experience and learn about the Maori culture while in New Zealand. You will experience a Maori welcome, performance and dance, followed by a traditionally made hanghi (underground steamed food) buffet in a modern restaurant. We ended the night...More

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

Kia ora, Sounds like you had an enjoyable night with The Te Po combo experience, our guided tours are very informative and I would recommend this for someone who doesn’t know much about Rotorua and Te Puia we have very informative tours about the culture...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent park with lots of interesting things to see and do. Very clean and tidy, nicely laid out and a great mix of traditional and modern scenery. Recommend doing the included guided tour around the park which is really interesting and definitely adds to the...More

Thank 730dan
TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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 here at...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We made a U-Turn across the road when we noticed these elegant museum buildings that are less than a year old. We stay away from tacky Polynesian type Maori villages - always seeking something of the “real thing.” We made the right decision. Our excellent...More

Thank sacagawea90210
TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Tena Koe, Glad to hear that you enjoyed our little bit of paradise down here at Te Puia! We are so proud of our schools and the beautiful artwork created through weaving and carving. Thank you for the kind review and we here at Te...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have a wonderful guide. Carla injected humour into the tour and shared her stories with us. Was able to view a kiwi in the kiwi house. Price was consistent with other similar places.More

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

Kia ora! Yes, Carla 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 pretty much...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group did the evening Maori Cultural Performance, Hangi Dinner, and geyser experience with Te Puia. I can say hands down that this was one of the most memorable nights of our 5 week trip to the North Island. A bus picked us up from...More

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

Kia ora, Sounds like you had an enjoyable night with The Te Po combo experience, our guided tours are very informative and I would recommend this for someone who doesn’t know much about Rotorua and Te Puia we have very informative tours about the culture...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 did the combined day and evening tour starting at 4:30pm. We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the site with Ho, then was handed over to Rob and his team for the evening festivities. The cultural performance was fun, our boys...More

Thank melaussie2018
TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Sounds like you had an enjoyable night with The Te Po combo experience, our guided tours are very informative and I would recommend this for someone who doesn’t know much about Rotorua and Te Puia we have very informative tours about the culture...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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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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