Indigenous Evening Experience at Te Puia, Rotorua
The ultimate way to experience Maori culture, Te Puia is an iconic destination for those wishing to immerse themselves in Maori tradition and witness first-hand the power and spectacle of the geothermal forces that New Zealand is built on. Taste an exquisite Māori feast prepared in the traditional Hangi style. You will be treated to an entrée of New Zealand mussels, corn on the cob, traditional rewana bread and dips, and a local drink made from kawakawa extract and manuka honey. The Hangi prepared meals are accompanied by flavoured meats, vegetables and salads. We recommend leaving room for dessert, as you will definitely find something to satisfy your sweet tooth. After dinner you will board the motorised waka (people mover) for a journey through the valley under lights. You’ll be awed by the magical evening sights of Te Puia's geothermal valley, getting out right in front of the Pohutu Geyser, illuminated in its full glory beneath the starry sky. Marvel at the sight of this glorious natural wonder, while your tour guide entertains you with traditional Māori mythology and stories. Be enthralled by Māori cultural performances, featuring traditional storytelling and entertainment. You even get the opportunity to participate in the graceful poi dance or ferocious haka, for a more intimate Maori cultural experience.
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.
Total duration of the tour
2 hours 45 minutes
Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua