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Te Rā Guided Experience at Te Puia

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  • Mobile ticket

Feel enriched by the cultural tour of Te Puia and uncover nearly 500 geothermal wonders including the renowned Pōhutu Geyser with a local tour guide.


  • Join a tour guide on the exploration of Te Puia and encounter boiling mud pools, native bush, astonishing geysers, and steaming springs.

  • Get up close and personal with one of our national treasures in our brand-new Kiwi Conservation Centre.

  • Browse through the exhibits made from stone, wood, and bone carvings demonstrated at the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.

  • Get acquainted with the traditions and cultural practices of the Maori tribe and also learn about their arrival and early settlement in this area centuries ago.

  • Did you know that the Pōhutu Geyser is a major tourist attraction due to its status as the largest geyser in the entire Southern Hemisphere?


  • Guided tour

  • Admission to Te Puia


  • Audio guide

  • Hotel transfers

  • Personal expenses

  • Meal inclusions

Cancellation policy

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

Why Visit Te Puia?

Get to explore Te Puia’s 60-hectare landscape, home to amazing geothermal activities as well as the descendants of the oldest settlers in New Zealand on this guided tour. The entry point into Te Puia is known as Heketanga-a-Rangi (translates to Heavenly Origins), which is marked with twelve massive carvings that symbolize the sacred Maori guardians.

What’s in Store?

Spend nearly 1 hour and 30 minutes surrounded by the mesmerizing landscape of Te Puia in the Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. The geothermal attraction is a hit among visitors as the area is dotted with scores of bubbling mud pools, appealing native bushes, stunning geysers, etc. Among all the geothermal attractions an absolute must-see is the Pohutu Geyser, which erupts at regular intervals and shoots up as high as thirty meters in the sky. Thus, making it an absolute delight!

Take a Deep Dive Into The Maori Culture

Your tour guide will enlighten you about the history of the Maori settlement in Rotorua and share the ancient myths and folklores integral to the Maori culture. You will also get to witness their fascinating way of life in detail. Visit the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute to get a closer look at age-old practices like flax weaving and the various types of carvings done here. Make sure to also stop by New Zealand’s national bird, the flightless kiwi in the nocturnal Kiwi House. Overall, Te Puia helps preserve the precious Maori legacy for future generations to come.

Important Information

  • This experience is not suitable for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users, differently-abled people, pregnant people, guests with limited mobility, guests with back/neck injuries, and guests with guide dogs.


Daily: 9am - 3pm

  • 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.

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

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.

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