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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was rainy day but we were still able to enjoy Maori Culture presentation and amazing Geyser and sulphur spring. I was keen on seeing a Kiwi bird and they have a nice enclosure. if you strain your eyes hard enough you can see it...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank as1954tiger
Reviewed yesterday

A must see for all! One can easily spend up to 2 hours as you take time to explore the whole park. Did the tour but dropped out halfway as we were kind of rushing for time. Would return again to do the whole tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Felicia L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was so special to be able to walk down and be near to see the geyser blow and then the icing on the cake was seeing the Optional Cultural Performance all so well done - I played stick games when a child at Primary School...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mary C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did not disappoint. Did the day and night experience. Recommend walking around by yourself first but also doing the guided tour for the rich history and story telling! Very interesting and fascinating! Kia Ora!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank carriep775
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is terrific - a really interesting combination of Maori village, culture show and arts and crafts including the Maori arts college plus the thermal springs, geysers and mud pools. We spent a terrific afternoon and enjoyed every minute.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Craig_Tapper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Compared to Wai-o-tapu the landscape is rather disappointing, even though well commented. So one will want to go for the geyser which is really impressive, lasts a long time, and the very interesting part on local handcrafts and art. The village was completely empty when...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank swissguest
TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora and thank you for your awesome review! I am a New Zealander (Born & Bred), I for one have never ever seen a wild kiwi, ever! I've been to many Kiwi protected areas and nope never seen one, I have mistaken a Weka...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Rotorua you definately need to come here to see the highest geyser in this area. Together with wonderful nature it is a picturesque view that you can admire a lot. Whole reserve is very interesting, with hot rocks, kiwi watching and many more.More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AgataW_12
TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora! Our landscape truly is something else, with Pohutu geyser, mudpools, native birds just to list a few - it really is an experience you should not miss. Thanks again for your lovely comment, we hope to see you again Ngā Mihi Te Puia...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a tour arranged through Viking Ocean Cruises. The tour included a guided tour around the geothermal pools, a performance by a maori group with dancing and singing. Fantastic!! We also toured the arts and crafts building with live demonstrations of work s...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michaelonthecoast
TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local tour operator and guide based on the Coromandel Peninsula. I regularly take clients on tours including sights in Rotorua, and I always include Te Puia evening experience in the itinerary. This experience is always the highlight of my client's visit to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kiwidundee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really fantastic experience at Te Puia. The tour guides are inspirational, making you part of 'their family'. I think the geysers are normally quite amazing, but after exceptionally heavy rain the night before we were treated to spectacular sights. Pohutu is the main attraction, with...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank BIF82
TePuia, Guest Relations Manager at Te Puia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Our landscape truly is something else, with Pohutu geyser, mudpools, native birds just to list a few - it really is an experience you should not miss. Thanks again for your lovely comment, we hope to see you again Ngā Mihi Te Puia...More

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abibay
March 6, 2019|
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Response from louisehmartini | Reviewed this property |
It’s close to the entrance, but the people at the ticket office can tell you exactly where to wait. There is also a brochure with map available on their website that you can download and it’s available in multiple languages.
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CazP100
January 5, 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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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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