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  • Address: Hemo Road, Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Hours: Open daily. Summer: 8am – 6pm (until 5pm in Winter)
  • Admission: Adults: NZ$40 - NZ$130, Children (5-15yrs): NZ$20 - NZ$65

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Maori Arts and Crafts Institute (Te Puia)

Te Puia, the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute was established by the New Zealand Parliament to guard and preserve Maori culture, housing the national schools of carving and weaving. Visitors interact with master craftsmen as they turn native hardwood and plant fibers into beautiful pieces of traditional art, spinning stories as they work.

Touring the facilities is interesting, informative and not to be missed, but the highlight is Te Po, Te Puia's authentic evening experience. As evening falls, you'll assemble in a carved meeting space and go on to participate in Maori rituals of friendship and greetting. As the night progresses, you'll feast on traditional cuisine as your guides will share Maori heritage, song and weaponry.

Te Puia is also the staging area for tours of the Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, where there are numerous geysers and 3 regularly erupt - Kereru, Tohu and the world famous Pohutu geyser, which erupts around 20 times a day reaching heights of up to 30m (100ft).

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Full-Day Waitomo and Rotorua Tour from Auckland, Auckland, null
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Full-Day Waitomo and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore the top attractions of New Zealand’s Waikato region on this full-day Waitomo and Rotorua tour from Auckland. Travel through King’s Country to the ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $243.46
Discover Rotorua Morning City Tour, Rotorua, Day Trips
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Discover Rotorua Morning City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Discover Rotorua's leading attractions on this five-hour morning tour. Highlights include the bubbling mud pools and steaming geysers at the Whakarewarewa ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.10
Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance, Rotorua, Bus & Minivan ... 
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Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with Optional Cultural Performance

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience the culture and history of Te Puia, the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Set in a stunning geothermal location with steaming vents, ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.21
Rotorua City Tour and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua, Attraction Tickets
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Rotorua City Tour and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Experience Maori culture, see the wildlife and natural wonders of New Zealand, and explore the magic setting for the 'Lord Of The Rings' movie trilogy on this ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: Varies

From USD $192.58
Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch, Rotorua, Day Trips
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Te Puia Maori Cultural Tour and Steambox Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

“How would you like that cooked?” will never sound the same after lunch in Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. Enjoy a meal cooked over steam vents, an ancient ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.49
Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland, Auckland, Dining Experiences
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Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

4.5 star rating: Recommended 306 Reviews

See all the highlights of the Waitomo Caves and Rotorua in one day. You'll take a guided tour of Waitomo Caves stalactites and glowworms, and see Rotorua's ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $244.91
Exciting Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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Exciting Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience the amazing “birthplace of Tourism in New Zealand” – Rotorua! Rotorua is located in the North Island of New Zealand and is famous for its beauty, ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $163.52
Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip from Auckland

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The geothermal area of Rotorua and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves are must-see destinations for any traveler to the North Island of New Zealand. Your guide ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $232.55

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