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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About Te Puia, Rotorua
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
My husband and I came here on our honeymoon and we had a wonderful time! We loved learning more about the culture and really enjoyed the performance. It was really fun to get up on stage and learn a few things too! We thought all of the geothermal areas were really neat and trying traditional Maori food was an awesome experience. We met a lot of very kind new people, learned a lot and had tons of fun. It's worth the time. Also, our tour guide was hilarious and super fun to talk to!
Forget the knockers, I found this is to be a great experience. The cultural performances are given by real people who have a tremendous respect for their heritage. The guides are worth talking to and who can resist seeing boiling water spouting out of the earth? The tour we went on was organized by a cruise line and included lunch - the food was very good and the quantities generous . As to value for money, I'm going to be positive, we paid a fair bit but it was worth it.
It was very pretty with lots of different areas to look at. There is a free tour every half an hour or so which was fun and informative, and set at a nice pace. There were lots of little explosions but we didn't get a chance to see a huge geyser explosion as it wasn't cooperating that day. Mostly wheelchair accessible, expect for some of the houses, and there was lots to learn about not only the geological side but also the historical and cultural aspects. Also, when I was at the goddess of death's, uh... lady parts... hot spring a bunch of tourists came up to me and seemed very excited to take a group photo with me. They weren't interested when I tried to explain why I was looking at the hot spring, possibly because they didn't speak English. I don't know why they wanted to take a group photo with me, or what they did with it, but they seemed happy so that was nice.
This is a fun quick stop to see mud pools and the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy a walk through the park and see all the geothermal activity. There is a cafe in the park with pretty good food. For a little extra money you can get to see a cultural performance which was pretty good.
We were here about one & a half hours but it just wasn't long enough. Our visit included a group guided tour which was very good explaining about the culture & history of Te Puia & it's connection with the Maori people. A new arts & craft centre opened just a few days ago so you can see Maori people learning new tradesmen skills. We did see the kiwi bird but only a few of our group did.
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