Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. They are home to the world famous Pōhutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs and silica formations. You will also find the native Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving.
Explore Te Whakarewarewa, a 60 hectare Geothermal Valley, showcasing the famous Rotorua mud pools and over 500 geothermal wonders, A Kiwi House & Viewing Enclosure featuring two iconic native New Zealand kiwi birds.,
Māori Art & History at Te Heketanga a Rangi, the entrance to Te Puia with 12 monumental carvings that represent celestial Māori guardians, a model Pre-European Maori Village and sacred Marae giving you a rare glimpse into how Māori people lived prior to European settlement and Taonga Gallery and Gift Shop.
Taste an exquisite Māori feast prepared in the traditional Hangi style. You will be treated to an entrée of New Zealand mussels, corn on the cob, traditional rewana bread and dips, and a local drink made from kawakawa extract and manuka honey.
The Hangi prepared meals are accompanied by flavoured meats, chicken, lamb, vegetables and salads. After dinner you will be invited to board the motorised waka (people mover) for a journey Through the Valley Under Lights. Be enthralled by Māori cultural performances, featuring traditional storytelling and entertainment.