Day Time Experience
Come face to face with Pohutu Geyser, jumping mudpools, and live kiwi birds; watch master carvers and weavers at work, and hear our guides share stories passed down from their ancestors. Guided tours run on the hour every hour from 9am to 5pm.
Te Puia is a must-do activity in Rotorua, and a day tour of Te Puia is the best way to experience this top visitor attraction in New Zealand.
A Day Pass allows you to explore Whakarewarewa geothermal valley, visit New Zealand’s native kiwi birds, and learn about Maori history & culture.
Operating hours from 8am - 5pm, daily
Guided Tour Duration 60-90 minutes
Highlights of the Tour
- Explore Te Whakarewarewa, a 60 hectare Geothermal Valley, showcasing the famous Rotorua mud pools and over 500 geothermal wonders, including the Pohutu Geyser, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest active geyser!
- A Kiwi House & Viewing Enclosure featuring two iconic native New Zealand kiwi birds.
- Traditional Māori Carving and Weaving performed before your eyes, including wood, stone & bone carvings as well flax-weaving- Te Puia is home to the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute.
- Māori Art & History at Te Heketanga a Rangi, the entrance to Te Puia with 12 monumental carvings that represent celestial Māori guardians. Hear ancestral stories of the Māori settlement in Rotorua and about culture.
- A model Pre-European Maori Village and sacred Marae giving you a rare glimpse into how Māori people lived prior to European settlement, and our two Marae’s or sacred meeting houses.
- Taonga Gallery and Gift Shop where you can commemorate your visit and purchase souvenirs, including Māori carvings, jewellery and authentic treasures (taonga).
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What you'll experience and see
- The World-Famous Pohutu Geyser
- Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley
- Kiwi House
- National Schools of Carving and Weaving
- Te Heketanga a Rangi (entrance)
- Rotowhio Marae
- Pikirangi Village
- Taonga Gallery and Gift Shop
Book a guided tour with one of our friendly guides, or experience Te Puia at your ease.
Guided tours are not compulsory and leave hourly from 9.00am.
The last guided tour is at 4.00pm