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Te Puia

Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kiwi house” (264 reviews)
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“mud pools” (409 reviews)
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Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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+64 7-348 9047
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

A visit to this place reminds us about the formation of Earth. Other that Geyser, one can also watch Kiwi birds (in captivity) and learn about Maori culture. This is possibly the best attraction in north island of New Zealand. According to me this is...More

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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Tena Koe, You are very welcome! Glad to hear we could be of service and that you had a wonderful geothermal and Maori cultural experience, it is what we strive for with all our visitors. I think seeing Pohutu erupt is one of my favourites...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The mud pools and geysers at Te Puia didn’t knock our socks off as we expected. They weren’t as good as Wai-OTapu and the Maori cultural performance was underwhelming.More

Thank CindyR54
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Kia ora, We're sorry that you feel this way, Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. We are home to the world famous Pōhutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs and silica formations. You will also...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Geyser in this place is much better than that Lady Knox geyser. Natural miracles and feelings like in dinosaur era.More

Thank Maris Z
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

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 11 June 2018

Amazing tour through the history of the Maori people. You can see Kiwis and geothermal pools of boiling water and geysers. You get told a lot of the history of the Maori and the link to the geysers. We started the tour with a guide...More

Thank Luciernagita
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Kia ora! Glad to hear you enjoyed our valley and all we have to offer here! This type of feedback is good as it lets us know, we are still on track and heading to where we want to be when it comes to customer...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

There were Maori tour guides available to inform us of the history of the area. There was also a Maori school you could tour showing traditional carving and weaving.More

Thank lmc2003
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Kia ora Thank you for your review! I just thought it would be good to highlight the fact that we are a not for profit organisation and all the funds go back into perpetuate and help cultivate Maori Culture so we would like to Thank...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We're here for just a quick visit, barely 1 1/2 hours, including the lunch break. Though we missed the concerts and cultural performances (the haka war dance) and skipped seeing the Maori architectures, arts and crafts, we felt just as satisfied experiencing the kiwis live,...More

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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Tena Koe, You are very welcome! Glad to hear we could be of service and that you had a wonderful geothermal and Maori cultural experience, it is what we strive for with all our visitors. I think seeing Pohutu erupt is one of my favourites...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit saw our first kiwi here even saw a pair of them in the enclosure. The crafts area very informative. Watched wood carving and weaving. Sitting on hot rocks watching the geysers was amusing. Gift shop was very good lots of Maori...More

Thank Howard B
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Tena Koe Howard, 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...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

If you want it all on a quick time frame visit. Don’t miss the cultural show. The staff are friendly and prices reasonable.More

Thank Wayne G
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Kia ora Wayne, Thank you for the lovely comments, glad to hear you enjoyed your time here with us at Te Puia. Our staff are awesome especially with making our manuhiri (guests) feel as though they are whanau (family)! Maori culture is something we pride...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Having a guide made a huge difference as Paul was entertaining and very knowledgeable. The Geysers were impressive and well worth the visit.More

Thank Karen T
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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Kia ora Karen! Yes, Paul 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 6 June 2018 via mobile

This Experience has it all: thermal pools, geysers, mud pools, streams, village recreation, museum, craft centre and cultural show (extra cost). I would recommend visiting if ur a tourist and you are cash rich and time poor. It has all the hallmarks of tourist honey...More

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TePuia, Quality Assurance Coordinator at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Kia ora! Te Puia and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) has a unique culture and commerce model, where we are mandated with the responsibility to perpetuate Maori culture, under the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute Act (1967). Te Puia...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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AP_2017_Mumbai
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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