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Private Guided Night Tour of Te Puia Geysers

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  • Mobile ticket

Witness the theatrical geysers at the recently uncovered Te Puia geothermal valley, promising a treat for the senses under gorgeous night skies.


  • Concealed by Mother Nature till now, explore the newly unveiled geothermal geysers at Te Puia with an expert guide.

  • Learn about fascinating Maori legends and carvings as you enjoy a delightful traditional dessert at the Ngāraratuatara, a boiling pool used for cooking.

  • Catch sight of Pōhutu, the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere, with its bubbling mud pools – definitely a high point of this night!

  • Fun Fact: Misty geyser showers that reach a height of 30 meters will greet you in this geothermal valley.


  • 90-min private-guided tour of Te Puia

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Te Puia entry ticket

  • Traditional Maori dessert at Ngāraratuatara

  • Ponchos and umbrellas (if it rains)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

The theatre of white smoke floating by, the calls of a Kiwi bird in the silence of the night, and the erupting waters of the geyser against the dark sky are all a part of the newly discovered experience in Rotorua. Set off on this guided tour of Te Puia to uncover a unique experience amidst nature’s wonders, and get an insight into the mesmerizing culture of the Maoris.

A Valley Rich in Maori Culture

Get ready to be amazed as you follow your guide into the valley through a path rarely taken, but be careful where you step! Scattered along the way will be bubbling little pools of mud that have recently emerged here, making them a fresh new attraction at Te Puia. Walking past the valley walls, spot carvings on the wall that will spark your interest. Learn about the carvings and the fascinating facets of Maori culture with your guide by your side.

Witness Bubbling Pools & Erupting Geysers

Stop for a break at the cooking pool, Ngāraratuatara, to indulge in a dessert delight under the glistening moonlight to elevate your experience. After your little treat, head to the highlight of the evening- the biggest natural geyser in the Southern hemisphere. Clouds of white smoke giving the area a mystical appearance will leave you in awe. But stand still and wait for the main show as the geysers erupt and shoot up in the sky, showering a misty spray on everyone standing by. Enjoy your night as you absorb the beauty of this unique fairytale-like panorama.

Important Information

  • Your experience may be subject to change or cancelation depending upon the weather conditions.

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

  • This experience requires the guests to have a medium level of fitness.


  • The experience is restricted for guests aged 8 and under.


14 Apr to 25 Sept

  • Daily: 7pm - 9pm (Check-in at 6:45pm for briefing)

26 Sept to 20 Dec

  • Daily: 8pm - 10pm (Check-in at 7:45pm for briefing)

21 Dec to 13 Apr

  • Daily: 9pm - 11pm (Check-in at 8:45pm for briefing)
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Te Puia - Rotorua, NZ.

  • Address: Hemo Road, Tihiotonga, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand.

  • Landmark: Hikai Cafe

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Te Puia Thermal Park. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 11 or 102 to get you there.

By Car

  • If you're driving to the meeting point, drive to 'Bus drop off & Pickup area', Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand and head 63m towards northeast to reach the meeting point.
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