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Combining Māori culture and hospitality with geothermal scenery, Te Puia is a popular Rotorua attraction.
Visit Te Puia and save 10% using the promo code NZTT.
Te Puia offers daytime and nighttime tours around the geothermal park.
Located in Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, next to Whakarewarewa, this is home to Pōhutu Geyser – the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere and one of the most active in the region.
As all tours are guided, you’ll learn about Māori culture from locals and will be able to ask questions of your host – whether you choose to visit by day or night.
During the day you’ll have the opportunity to watch carvers and weavers demonstrate their skills at the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, and to visit our national treasure, the kiwi bird (at the Kiwi Conservation Centre).
A fantastic optional Māori show can be added to your daytime ticket, including a pōhiri (traditional Māori welcome), waiata (songs), mōteatea (traditional chant), poi dances and the world-famous haka (war dance).
Geyser by Night
By night, the geothermal landscape is lit beautifully by bright coloured lights. To walk through the park in the evening really is a magical experience.
While on your evening tour, you’ll also hear stories from your Māori guides and try a geothermally-cooked steamed pudding. Our guides even brought a guitar with them and treated us to stunning waiata (songs).
And, of course, you’ll see Pōhutu Geyser go off in all its glory, lit up by the moon and Te Puia’s vibrant lights.
Te Pō Indigenous Experience
If you like the sound of visiting Te Puia at night (and you should!) but you’d like a tour that includes a full dinner and cultural performance, then Te Pō is just the ticket.
Your cultural performance takes place inside a beautifully carved wharenui (meeting house) and the evening culminates with hot chocolate under the stars overlooking Pōhutu Geyser.
Whatever you choose, Te Puia is a wonderful way to explore Māori culture and the region’s unique geothermal landscape.
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