Day Pass to Te Puia + Cultural Performance, Rotorua
Just five minutes from central Rotorua, Te Puia is an iconic destination for those wishing to immerse themselves in Maori culture and tradition and witness first-hand the power and spectacle of the geothermal forces that New Zealand is built on. At the marae (meeting house) you’ll receive a traditional welcome and experience a Māori cultural performance, in which ancient and modern stories are told through song, dance, poi and stick games, including the legendary Haka, the war dance of Maori warriors. You'll be thoroughly entertained by the charismatic performers and gain an understanding of this unique culture and its history. Visit the NZ Maori Arts and Crafts Institute which acts as a guardian (kaitiaki) of the traditional Maori skills of carving and weaving for future generations, where at the artisan schools apprentices are trained by the masters. Next, venture into a landscape unlike any other with a guided tour of the bubbling mudpools and active geysers of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. See the world-famous Pohutu geyser unleash vapour jets up to 30 metres high. Learn about how New Zealand’s national icon, the Kiwi - a nocturnal flightless endangered bird - is protected & wander through its native habitat of lush native bush, gaining an understanding of how native plants are used for food, medicine & handicrafts.
Prices are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). The tour is available 365 days a year.
1 October - 31 March: 09:00 - 18:00.
1 April - 30 September: 08:00 - 17:00.
1-hour guided tours available every hour.
Total duration of the tour
2 hours 30 minutes
Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua