Geothermal & Maori culture tour in Rotorua
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This exhilarating combo extends out from our Te Rā Guided Experience by offering a leading cultural performance in our beautifully carved meeting house, Te Aronui a Rua. It will include a Pōhiri (Traditional Māori Welcome), Waiata (Song), Mōteatea (traditional chant), Poi and Haka.

Enter the geothermal valley on our waka (people moving vehicle) and discover one of New Zealand’s most magnificent geothermal wonderlands – featuring dramatic geysers, bubbling mud, and beautiful native bush.

For generations Te Puia has welcomed manuhiri (visitors) from all over the world to explore the magic hidden within Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and we look forward to guiding you on your tour.

Highlights of your tour

  • An exhilarating cultural performance by one of our leading, local Kapa Haka groups.
  • Discover Te Puia’s history and lineage with a guided tour – each guide adds a personal touch to inspire and help visitors truly connect with the Te Puia experience.
  • Explore a 60-hectare landscape of native bush, geysers and mud pools, feel the natural power of Pōhutu Geyser– the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere!
  • Get up-close-and-personal with one of our national treasures in our new Kiwi Conservation Centre.
  • Visit the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute and view demonstrations of wood, stone and bone carving as well as flax weaving.
  • Pikirangi Village and Rotowhio Marae gives you a glimpse into how Māori people lived prior to European settlement.
  • Browse a range of hand crafted taonga at  Āhua Gallery, created by our artists from the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.
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