Te Puia

The Centre for New Zealand's Māori Culture and Geothermal Wonders.
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Geothermal / Ngāwhā

Incredible Earth Forces

You will encounter bubbling mud, pools of boiling water still used for cooking, and stunning geysers. The Pōhutu geyser is the star of the show.

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Kiwi / Nature

The kiwi is a nocturnal flightless bird and New Zealand’s national icon. At Te Puia you can see live kiwi close up in a special darkened enclosure and learn how we protect these extraordinary endangered birds.

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The New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute

Our Cultural Legacy

Te Puia houses the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, established in the 1920s to foster all aspects of Māori culture. At Te Puia, national schools of carving, weaving and other traditional arts train talented students from around New Zealand under the guidance of master craftspersons.

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