1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Rotorua
  4. Te Puia

Te Puia Maori Village Entry & Optional Cultural Performance

Product ID: 116215
Learn about Maori history and culture at Te Puia with a day entry ticket. Come face to face with the Pohutu Geyser, jumping mud pools, and live kiwi birds. You can also upgrade to include a 45-minute Maori cultural performance.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 - 4 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley with day entry to Te Puia
  • See boiling mud pools and marvel at the world-famous Pohutu Geyser
  • Spot the iconic New Zealand kiwi bird at the nocturnal house
  • Learn about Maori traditions and legends on a complimentary guided tour
  • Upgrade to include a 45-minute Maori cultural performance featuring the famous haka
Full description
Discover Maori history and culture with an entry ticket to Te Puia Maori Village. Located a short 10-minute drive from central Rotorua, you can experience Te Puia at your leisure or discover this famous attraction with a local Maori guide on a complimentary guided tour. 

Catch a rare sight of the iconic kiwi at a nocturnal kiwi house. Walk past bubbling mud pools and steaming springs in the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. Marvel at the Pohutu Geyser, which erupts up to 30-meters around 20 times a day.

On a complimentary guided tour, listen to stories and legends passed down over generations. Learn about Maori settlement in Rotorua. Watch master woodcarvers and artisans trained in the intricate art of weaving flax.

Select the optional upgrade to include a 45-minute Maori cultural performance. Start with a ceremonial welcome at the marae, or meeting place, including the nose-to-nose Maori greeting known as the hongi. See weaponry displays, poi dances and stick games, and be mesmerized by the haka war dance.
Includes
  • Entry ticket to Te Puia
  • Complimentary 60-minute guided tour
  • 45-minute cultural performance - if option selected
  • Complimentary onsite WiFi
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

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 in Rotorua CBD to Te Puia. Bus tickets can be purchased from the i-SITE.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Infants under 4 years can enter for free
• Te Puia opening hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily and you can use the included day pass to explore at your leisure
• Complimentary guided tours run daily on the hour from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
• Cultural performances are at 10:15 AM, 12:15 PM and 3:15 PM daily - if option selected when booking
• Food and beverages are available for purchase at the onsite cafe
• Te Puia is open in all weather so please wear weather appropriate clothing and bring a jacket or umbrella, just in case
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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This was the best day out ever! The geothermal features were spectacular and the geyser was going off almost nonstop during our visit. The Maori concert was very professional and enjoyable, the guided tour was very informative and all the Maori staff were lovely. We have visited several different attractions in Rotorua but would recommend this one highly - everything in one place, very good value.

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March 4, 2020

Bei der freien Tour (jede Stunde) hatten wir Carla als Guide, sehr nett und unterhaltsam! Die etwas mehr als eine Stunde durch den Park mit Geysiren, Kiwis und Maori Informationen, war sehr wertvoll und kam mir länger vor. Hätte die Option mit der Show buchen sollen, den man sah vom Open-Air Start schon, das ist gelebte Tradition und nicht bling bling.

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August 16, 2019

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This was the best day out ever! The geothermal features were spectacular and the geyser was going off almost nonstop during our visit. The Maori concert was very professional and enjoyable, the guided tour was very informative and all the Maori staff were lovely. We have visited several different attractions in Rotorua but would recommend this one highly - everything in one place, very good value.

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March 4, 2020

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