Events and Venues

Our Event Spaces

For conference and event venues that impress, look no further than Te Puia in Rotorua.

Set amongst the backdrop of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and the world-famous Pōhutu Geyser, conferences and events are guaranteed to be distinctive and memorable.

With so many venue options onsite – including Pātaka Kai, Te Whakaruruhau, Geyser Terrace and Ngāraratuatara Cooking Pool - a customised event can be created to suit any occasion, from intimate to large gala events including unique food and beverage options, special themes, traditional Māori welcome, cultural performances or guided tours.

Book one of our existing programmes or email to talk to us about designing a customised package to suit your needs.


Pātaka Kai

Our Restaurant

Restaurant (Capacity: 350)

Overlooking the valley’s geothermal vista, with sweeping views of the world-famous Pōhutu Geyser, the Pātaka Kai seats up to 350 people, including outdoor deck dining and indoor spaces which can be sectioned off to create private areas.

The menu has been created to be sophisticated, innovative and cutting-edge, infusing Māori flavours, cuisine and cooking styles, while still meeting the palate preferences of Te Puia’s diverse market. 

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Te Whakaruruhau

Function space

(Capacity: 380 seated, 800 standing)

Te Whakaruruhau is a large sheltered area near the entrance to Te Puia. Conveniently located next to the Pōhutu Café, Rotowhio Marae and Te Heketanga a Rangi, this open meeting space is suitable for large functions, both Seated or Canape's and A la Carte.

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ngāraratuatara marquee

geothermal cooking pool

Te Īngō  (Capacity: 30)

Enjoy the unique taste of our Māori culture here at Te Puia. Gather at Ngāraratuatara marquee, and watch as fresh New Zealand mussels, whole king prawns, corn and vegetables are placed in flax woven baskets and poached in our geothermal spring. Your mouth-watering meal is topped off with a refreshing New Zealand beer or sparkling wine.

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(Capacity: 120)

Te Poari is situated next to the main kitchen, making it the ideal venue for functions where catering is important. With seating for 120 and a separate buffet area, Te Poari is Te Puia’s versatile gourmet restaurant.

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(Capacity: 70)

In this gallery you will discover the story of our ancestors’ arrival and settlement in the valley, explore the customs and traditions of the people of Rotowhio Marae, and find out about the geology and natural life of this fascinating place. This space also doubles as a dining area and can be combined with the nearby Te Poari for larger events.

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Te Puke a Ruahine

Geyser Marquee

(Capacity: 50 seated)

Dine deep in the heart of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, with Pōhutu Geyser in its full glory as your outlook. Enjoy an intimate and awe-inspiring encounter with our unique environment and with the people and stories of this land.

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at Te Puia

The Whakarewarewa thermal valley is the world's most accessible geothermal site. Come and walk amongst it, and experience the valley’s majesty and awesome power.

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