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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pohutu geyser” (196 reviews)
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Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 9047
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent view of Guyser. Might have to wait a bit for it to erupt but well worth the wait since it is a long eruption, and to most, a once in a lifetime event as a phenomenon of nature not witnessed around every corner. One...More

Thank Karencat-rt
Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked this on a recommendation from our son and boy was he right.our guides for the night Paul and Guy were brilliantly informative and entertaining.Superb Maori show and awesome Hangi and the geysers were just spectacular.

Thank teresa150554
Reviewed 3 days ago

This site was easy access, staff were very friendly and helpful at the ticket office. The paths were very good to walk on and the map given was helpful. Our grand girls loved the experience.

Thank pjmckeany
Reviewed 4 days ago

This attraction can be reached by No 11 bus from town approx. every half hour and takes about 20 minutes. To see everything and it is worth seeing everything then you will require at least 4 hours but every bit will be an enjoyable experience....More

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked the Trilogy Package of which Te Puia was part of our visit. We returned 13 years after our first visit. Lots have changed and one could see there are lots of good changes still being done. We never thought that this tour entailed so...More

Thank NatashaBodington
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When visiting Rotorua, my friend and I had just one day to explore the area. We tried to choose carefully, and it ended up wonderfully! Te Puia is an area just at the edge of town that is owned and operated by Maori, including geysers,...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent Maori experience not only entertains but informs the audience of the cultural meanings behind the singing, dancing and games. The performers have wonderful voices and dance moves. Guy, the host for the evening, was charming, helpful, and also entertaining. The food was varied, well...More

Thank Weasel50
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

New Zealand is full of wonders! After a dynamic concert by Māori, a walk to see geyser and mud pool was definitely mind blowing.

Thank Cheuk Kiu M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We hesitated to go but enjoyed most of our experience there. The Maori hosts were really pleasant and fun...contributing to make the evening pleasant. The performance was great except for the plethora of rude selfie sticks in the air ruining the views of many of...More

Thank stuart b
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to make it a point of visit during your holiday or short trip in Rotorua as it will blow you away and show you why this place is so truly amazing . A definate must see for young and old . Behold the...More

Thank kenfjmay
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14 April 2017|
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Response from haylaura | Reviewed this property |
Hey, yes, you can visit Te Puia without a guide, and can visit the same sites - the Arts and Crafts Institute, Kiwi House and all the geothermal wonders - on your own. They offer free guided walking tours every hour on the... More
26 March 2017|
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Response from Darrell J | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour takes an hour, starting on the hour throughout the day. The Maori concert runs 3 times daily and lasts around 45 minutes so if time is limited, you will need to plan with care. Could easily visit the... More
19 March 2017|
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Response from madmaxx79 | Reviewed this property |
You could easily base yourselves in one place and do day trips, especially if you have found a great place to stay. Te Puia is basically in Rotorua. We did not find the smell in Rotorua to be overwhelming. The only place... More