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“Very Interesting if on a short visit”
Review of Te Puia

Te Puia
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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with...
Ranked #15 of 118 things to do in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We enjoyed our few hours in Te Puia. For someone passing through and wanting to see the thermal activity and be given an entertaining description of the area and culture it was good worth doing. It is an expensive entry price but if our money is used for the purposes explained, then it is worth it.
Certainly the thermal activity is regular and for people who have never seen it, it is spectacular to see.

Thank allovertw
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

A great family oriented tour and Maori lifestyle experience.
We did the tour of the geothermal valley and the hangi with Maori show.
A brilliant way to spend an evening.
Wonderful hosts looked after us.

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Learned a lot about Maori way of life. Watching the wood carving very good. The weaving most interesting. The walk around the site to see the volcanic activity a bit hot on such a warm day. Enjoyed the experience

1  Thank Jacky B
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

It was our only stop in Rotorua. We toured the guide geyser area and bubbling mud pond. We learned about Maori culture and attended the performance. The food at the small restaurant was great. If you go I would recommend a stop for lunch inside Te Puia.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Te Puia is a great place to see a geyser since they erupt often. If you love photography, its an excellent opportunity to expand your skill and get so fantastic shots. We did not see a cultural dance/show but feel it still was money well spent.

Thank hiwayriders
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