Te Puia Guided Tour & Cultural Performance (Te Ra + Haka)

4.85 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

1.5 hour guided tour of Te Puia
Geothermal walk with geysers, mud pools & native bush
Visit the Kiwi Conservation Centre
Experience a Maori Haka Performance for yourself!

What you can expect

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. Throughout this guided experience & cultural performance, look out for popular highlights in the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. You will see the mighty Pohutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere, which erupts approximately 20 times a day. Te Puia is also home to stunning cobalt blue lakes, bubbling mud pools and steaming hot springs. At the end of the tour, you will have the chance to experience not just the haka, but several cultural performances: the pohiri (traditional welcome), waiata (song), moteatea (traditional chant), poi dancing and the haka.


What you need to know

  • 1.5 hour Te Rā Guided Experience
  • 40 minute Haka - Maori Cultural Performance
  • Tour of the geothermal valley (including the Pōhutu Geyser)
  • Entry to the Kiwi Conservation Centre
  • Demonstrations of flax weaving and wood, stone & bone carving at the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute
  • See a reconstructed traditional Maori Village - Pikirangi Village
  • Knowledgeable & friendly guide
  • An thrilling cultural performance by one of our finest local Kapa Haka groups
  • Take a guided tour to learn about Te Puia's history and ancestors.
  • Explore a 60-hectare area of native bush, geysers, and mud pools, and feel the natural power of Phutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere!
  • Get up close and personal with one of our national treasures at our new Kiwi Conservation Centre.
  • Go to the New Zealand Mori Arts and Crafts Institute to see demonstrations of wood, stone, and bone carving, as well as flax weaving.
  • Pikirangi Village and Rotowhio Marae provide an insight into how Mori people lived prior to European settlement.
  • At hua Gallery, you may see a variety of handcrafted taonga created by our artists from the New Zealand Mori Arts and Crafts Institute.
  • 9:30am & 11:30am
  • Te Rā Guided Experience runs every 30 minutes from 9:00am - 2:30pm
  • Haka Cultural Performances are scheduled for 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm daily
  • This experience takes for approximately 3 hours.
Departure Location
  • 9:30am & 11:30am
  • Te Rā Guided Experience runs every 30 minutes from 9:00am - 2:30pm
  • Haka Cultural Performance starts at 11:30am
  • Departs from Hemo Road, Rotorua (approx 2.5km from central Rotorua)
  • Operates daily all year
Additional Information
  • Child rates apply (5-15yrs)
  • The last entry into Te Puia is at 2:30pm each day
  • Please wear comfortable shoes & appropriate clothes for walking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Cancellation Policy
  • You may cancel your bookings at any time prior to making full payment without any penalty, unless otherwise specified.
  • If you cancel your bookings after making full payment, our refund policy applies.
  • If cancellation is allowed, notification is required 24 hours prior to arrival.
  • Failure to do so may result in a 50% penalty fee of total costs.
  • In the case of unexpected events or for visitor safety reasons, Te Puia can not be held accountable to the unavailability of any products or services. We will, however, take reasonable steps to keep you informed.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Recent reviews

4.85 reviews

Know for its geysers, there is a Maori culture centre as well with three handicraft schools and a traditional show.

It’s very interesting to learn about handcrafts and Māori culture. The geysers and mud pools are impressive. I had a great time to walk as well in the park. But to be fair, the price is a bit high if there isn’t any percentage going to support the schools.

Rachel Poirot 12 months ago

The guided tour was nice big mud pool and huge geysers that just go one and on for several minutes. The people from the carving school was so nice and friendly.

The Maori Cultural Presentation was incredible, such a unique experience for your bucket list. Same to the buffet menu at the restaurant, great price for an all inclusive and so much variety of meats, salads, soup and desserts. It was mostly Maori food and some Asian too, I couldn't even try everything.

Leticia Lucindo about 1 year ago

A must if you are in Rotorua

A must if you are in Rotorua. The Maori cultural experience was amazing and the geysers were awe inspiring. We all see a kiwi and mud pools. Four things ticked off our todo list in one location. We could have spent more time there, we allocated half a day but you could easily spend a whole day at Te Puia and Thermal Reserve Rotorua.

Kelly Brettell almost 4 years ago

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  • Help code: D2B-1629
  • This experience is supplied by Te Puia Geothermal and Maori Cultural Experience


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