Te Puia, Rotorua
About Te Puia, Rotorua
Te Puia, Rotorua - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Te Puia, Hemo Rd, Rotorua, New Zealand
Ticket Price: 50 NZD
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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Home of the world famous Pohutu geyser, the Four Feathers geyser and Waikite geyser and many more the Te Puia has a lot more to explore. Like the geysers, bubbling mud pools abound in this region, with the mud sometimes as viscous as tar or thin like syrup. Visitors have the option to take a guided tour and listen to the fascinating stories and history of the region or simply start exploring, a map in hand. Also of interest in the Reserve is the Kiwi breeding center and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.
Te Puia Ticket Prices
- Children 5-15 years - $25; Children under 4 - Free.
- These ticket prices are for the basic tour package.
Te Puia Opening and Closing Hours
- Te Puia closes at 5 PM during the winter months.
How To reach Te Puia by Public Transport
- You can hire a taxi from Rotorua or drive in your own car. Major tour operators like the Naked Bus and Grumpy's offer packaged tours to Te Puia.
Restaurants Near Te Puia
- Pohutu Cafe, located in the reserve, offers a variety of snack, meal and beverage options.
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Te Puia, Rotorua Reviews - Write a Review
We enjoyed our time here. The facilities are great. The mud baths, hot pools and geysers are all top notch and the cultural show was one of the better shows I've seen in New Zealand. The staff are obviously (rightfully) very proud of what they've managed to build but I'm not sure if recommend the tour. You'll learn a lot but I think it's probably a better experience to start the tour and drop off before the kiwi house to explore more of the place on your own.
Bubbly mud, sitting rocks heated by geothermal activity, the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere, and more! On top of the very interesting landscapes, the facility also has a lot of information about Maori culture and even a dinner package which guides you through all of the land formations and even a visit to the Kiwi house. It also included a theatrical presentation of Maori culture and a visit to the two schools on site for wood carving and weaving. It seems like a lot of money to drop, but the dinner package was very worth it! Full buffet complete with some tastes of local cuisine.
This was a cool place to walk around. They have free tours but we just walked around and read the signs. No luck in the kiwi cage. We didn't do the dinner and show. Gift shop has some really nice things.
I really enjoyed this Maori village and think it's the best one available. Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. The music and arts performance was good. We walked around the park and observed a natural geyser up close - it was very impressive. Beware, some of the other parks actually use man-made geysers. I also enjoyed learning more about the Maori culture. We met some very friendly ladies that showed us how to weave flax, and we also saw some amazing carpentry skills. Ps. Te Puia has a kiwi and she's huge.
Fabulous, so much to see and do. You need more than a couple days to see everything. One of the best beaches too.
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