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“Excellent show !”

New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute
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Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch
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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance
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Ranked #47 of 113 things to do in Rotorua
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Owner description: Located outside the entrance to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, this Institute trains young carvers in the skills of their elders with demonstrations of weaving techniques.
Reviewed December 21, 2012

the show was great , the food excellent and the hot spring at night was wonderful. It was one of a cold night in Rotorua so me and my bf rode around town and found that rather quiet here . Not a very busy night but the show was worth it and the staffs was very nice and fun.

1  Thank TaanD
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Gives a true feeling of Maori culture. The theatre is a fantastic example of Maori carving and construction. Gives a great insight and one of the highlights of our visit to Rotorua.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Many travelers try to find those great activities that are not too touristy and give a true feeling of the culture that you are visiting. I am thrilled to say that the cultural center is exactly that. Most that come to this city are coming to see Maori culture and traditions and while there are a few choices this is by far and away the best. This site is not only committed to sharing the culture with those who are interested (tourists) but is committed to keeping that culture alive by teaching the next generation. This is actually a working school where students come and spent three years learning to be master wood carvers or weavers in the Maori traditions. Thus, not only do you get to see the culture but you know your ticket price (and anything else you buy there) is helping to keep the culture alive. The show is very much worth the extra ticket price as everyone should see a traditional Maori musical at least once. The Geisler and mud springs that are located n-site and stunning in their own right and would have be worth an entirely separate ticket price. You will find this a great value for both your time and money. I would be remiss if I did not mention that after extensive comparative shopping their gift shop prices are surprisingly competitive to standard tourist shops and again continues to support a great cause. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

1  Thank CA-Matthew
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

New Zealand has many wonderful things to see and it is possibly one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen or explored , Maori art and culture is still quite misunderstood by the white man and we have lots to learn from them , their are many things and places in New Zealand that are tapu ,, this means sacred and as yet off limits to the white man ! The Maori arts and craft institute is a must and allows us to peak into an unknown world and a very beautiful one .

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

I lived in New Zealand for one year and had the opportunity to explore the beautiful nature and culture this country has to offer. One of the hightlights was the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute which offered a great insight into the history of the Maori people living in New Zealand and there cultural treasure. I would highly recommend to get to know the lifestyle of the early inhabitants whenever you visist New Zealand

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