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Tickets to Te Rā Guided Experience & Hāngī Buffet Lunch at Te Puia

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Immerse yourself in a guided tour of Māori heritage, handicrafts, and treasures at Te Puia as you are guided through 60 hectares of geysers, mud pools, and a Hāngī Buffet in New Zealand’s greenery!

Highlights

  • Unravel the layers of local history amid the natural flora and fauna of Rotorua, New Zealand, with the Te Rā Guided experience and Hāngī Buffet lunch.

  • Embark on a guided journey to the geothermal park Te Puia, with the Southern Hemisphere’s largest geyser - the Pōhutu Geyser!

  • Cover 60 hectares of natural bush and visit the Kiwi Conservation Centre, the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, and long-standing villages.

  • Delve into the traditional flavors at the Hāngī Buffet lunch amid a stunning backdrop of the park.

  • Relish freshly made entrées, main courses, and desserts featuring global cuisines and unique cooking methods.

  • Fun Fact: Did you know that the Māori uphold ‘manaakitanga’, or displays of respect that tie into their traditional hospitality? Experience the depths of the awestriking culture at Te Puia!

Inclusions

  • Admission into Te Rā Guided Experience

  • Hāngī Buffet lunch

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

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

A Geothermal Wonderland

The 90-minute guided experience takes place in Te Puia, Rotorua Geothermal Park. Nestled in Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, the park features the mighty Pōhutu Geyser and spurting mud pools, surrounded by dense greenery. Your knowledgeable guide will impart nuggets of information on the landscape and the Māori people that have inhabited it for centuries.

You can look closely at the prized national artifacts at the Kiwi Conservation Centre and a showcase of ancient carving and weaving techniques at the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. After you have witnessed experts wield wood, stone, bone, and flax, explore the handmade taonga at the center’s Āhua Gallery. As you pass through the Pikirangi Village and Rotowhio Marae, you can embrace the authenticity of the Māori lifestyle.

Treat Your Palate At The Pātaka Kai Restaurant

With the relaxing natural backdrop of the park, the Hāngī Buffet lunch offers revitalizing meals with Kiwi flavors. The menu includes corn and watercress soup with fresh handmade bread and kai moana (seafood) with a crispy salad. Be spoilt for your choice with the main course as you get to choose from mustard glazed ham, roasted lamb, pork rib boil-up, or the chef’s special - the Hāngī Chicken and vegetables. Finally, you will end your meal on a sweet note, with desserts like a steamed pudding.

Timings

  • Daily: 10am (Te Rā Guided Experience) and 11:35am (Hāngī Buffet Lunch) or

  • Daily: 1pm (Hāngī Buffet Lunch) and 2:30pm (Te Rā Guided Experience)

  • 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 3010, 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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