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 Pohutu Geyser, conferences and events are guaranteed to be distinctive and memorable.

With a variety of unique event venues, we cater for functions of all types, from weddings and Christmas functions, to business conferences and fundraisers, whether you have 30 guests or 300. Book one of our existing programmes or email us to talk to us about designing a customised package to suit your needs.

Te Poari

Our Restaurant (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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Sample Menu

Te Whare Tapare

House of Entertainment (capacity: 80)

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 Aronui a Rua

Cultural Centre (capacity: 200)

Our fully carved meeting house has witnessed many special occasions as the focal point for cultural interactions. It was built by students and graduates of our own carving school between 1967 and 1981 and features a large stage for performances.

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Te Whakaruruhau

The Cloak (capacity: 300 dining 800 standing)

Te Whakaruruhau is a large sheltered area near the entrance to Te Puia. Conveniently located next to the Pohutu 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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Geyser Marquee

Pohutu by Night (capacity: 80)

Dine underneath the stars, deep in the heart of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, with Pohutu Geyser illuminated in its full glory beneath starry skies. Enjoy an intimate and awe-inspiring encounter with our unique environment and with the people and stories of this land.

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Ngararatuatara Marquee

Īngō - Beer, Bubbles and Mussels (capacity: 30)

Enjoy the unique taste of our Maori culture here at Te Puia. Gather at Ngararatuatara 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 mouthwatering meal is topped off with a refreshing New Zealand beer or sparkling wine.

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