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Te Puia Afternoon Tour, Dinner & Evening Cultural Experience

Product ID: 116221
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Experience a feast of storytelling, entertainment and Māori cuisine at Te Puia with a special combo package. Gain a deeper understanding of Māori traditions on a guided tour then absorb the unforgettable sights of this top Rotorua attraction at nightfall.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 - 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Complimentary pick-up and drop off from central Rotorua accommodation can be arranged, subject to availability.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Te Puia Māori Village on a special guided 1-hour afternoon tour with an experienced local guide
  • Embrace local culture with a traditional Māori welcome ceremony and evening cultural performance
  • Savor an exquisite Māori dinner prepared in the traditional hangi style
  • Board a motorised 'waka' for a journey through the valley under lights
Full description
Discover Te Puia and experience Māori culture with a guided tour and evening experience bundle. Your package includes entry and a guided tour, as well as a full evening of storytelling, entertainment, and authentic Māori food. 

After complimentary pick-up or making your own way to the meeting point for check-in at 4:30 PM, embark on an exclusive extended tour of the Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley. See the Pōhutu Geyser, jumping mud pools, and live kiwi birds. Watch master carvers and weavers at work and hear your guide share stories passed down from their ancestors.

Your evening cultural experience begins at 6:15 PM. Witness a traditional welcoming ceremony and intimate 45-minute concert performance. A delicious banquet dinner combines contemporary cuisine with a traditional hangi (earth-cooked oven meal), where food is steam-cooked by hot rocks in the earth.

Following dessert, enjoy Te Puia's illuminated thermal valley to enjoy their natural attractions like the world famous Pohutu geyser that explodes 30 meters high into the air. Enjoying more Maori-inspired delicacies and a hot beverage. 

Sample Menu

Entree 
New Zealand mussels, sweet corn on the cob, traditional rewana bread (a traditional Māori sourdough-potato bread) and dips.

Main
Hangi-cooked flavored meats, including chicken and lamb, along with vegetables, salads, soups, seafood, pasta, curry, breads, and dips (many of which are vegetarian and gluten-free).

Dessert
Dessert buffet with New Zealand pavlova, steamed pudding, custard, chocolate-dipped cream puffs, ice-cream, trifle, and mousse.

Drinks
Savor a local drink made from kawakawa extract and manuka honey. Tea and coffee provided. Select from a range of drinks available to purchase including wine, beer, and juices. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entry tickets to Te Puia
  • 1-hour guided afternoon tour
  • Traditional Maori welcome
  • 45-minute Maori cultural performance
  • Hangi-cooked dinner buffet and dessert
  • Guided tour "Through the Valley Under Lights"
  • Hot chocolate by Pohutu Geyser

When you get there

Meeting point

State Highway 5, Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand. There is plenty of free car parking onsite and the Rotorua bus route 11 runs from the i-SITE information centre on Arawa Street central Rotorua to Te Puia. Bus tickets can be purchased from the i-SITE.

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Know before you go
• Infants under 4 years are free and can sit on their parents' lap
• Complimentary hotel transfers can be arranged from central Rotorua, subject to availability
• Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available for dinner - please advise dietary requirements when booking
• The minimum drinking age in New Zealand is 18 years and a range of drinks are available to purchase including wine, beer, juices, tea and coffee
• This activity is wheelchair accessible - please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 15 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Te Puia

Product ID: 116221