Te Puia, Hemo Rd PO Box 334
Rotorua 3040, New Zealand.
+64 7 348 9047   info@tepuia.com

Operating Hours:
8am – 5pm Winter (April - September)
9am – 6pm Summer (September – April)

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Te Puia News

World’s first Māori emoji app launched

It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people...

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From Rotorua to Dakota, support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

A powerful haka performed in Te Whakarewarewa Valley in support of the indigenous peoples of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Dakota, has received viral attention from across the world.

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Contemporary Māori fashion sets runway alight

Stepping through Te Puia’s impressive carved entrance and into the billowing forces of the geothermal valley, I knew I was in for a fashion show far outside out of the ordinary.

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Geothermal gift from the Gods

Considered a gift from the gods, the geothermal activity in Te Whakarewarewa Valley enabled our ancestors to cook and preserve kai (food) and these traditional techniques are still used by...

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Contemporary Māori culture fashion show – Tiki Ahua

Contemporary Māori culture will come to life through Tiki Āhua on September 24 – an annual fashion, design, music and dance extravaganza through the hallowed mist and steam of Te Whakarewarewa Valley,...

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Te Puia makes Expedia's NZ Must Do List

This is what Expedia had to say about Te Puia: Located just five minutes from central Rotorua, in the famous Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, Te Puia is the perfect spot to...

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Catch 'em all at Te Puia

Battle it out and catch 'em all amongst Te Whakarewarewa Valley’s shooting geysers and bubbling mud pools as Te Puia becomes the ultimate battlefield for Pokémon masters. 

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First Māori emoji already taking social media by storm

The world’s first Maori emoji keyboard ‘Emotiki’ for iPhone and Android is being launched by Te Puia in mid-July with 150 characters including tiki pukana expressions, taiaha, hangi, waka ama,...

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Te Puia is another top pick

Every month Omega Rental Cars features a selection of their picks of New Zealand’s top attractions on their New Zealand travel blog.

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The geysers of Te Whakarewarewa Valley

According to Māori legend, geysers are a gift from the gods and Te Whakarewarewa Valley is a region blessed with the geothermal activity to fuel these natural wonders.

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