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

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9am – 6pm Summer (September – April)

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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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Get a glimpse of art destined for the United Nations

Māori Tū is a bronze whatarangi (elevated storehouse) that will be a gift from the Māori nations of Aotearoa New Zealand as a symbol of endorsement for the United Nations...

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‘Māori Boy Genius’ brings his knowledge to Rotorua

From the prestigious halls of Yale University to the steamy valley paths of Te Puia | New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI), ‘Māori Boy Genius’, Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti...

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The Marae - the beating heart of Māori culture

A place of gathering that brings families, communities and tribes together, the marae is fundamental to Māori life and stands as the beating heart of our culture.

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