Te Puia, Rotorua

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Must see · Hot Spring · Landmark
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Take a guided tour of the thermal geysers at Te Puia, Rotorua's undisputed star attraction. A short ride south of the city center, this thermal reserve features over 500 hot springs. The most famous of the many geysers is the aptly named Big Splash, erupting at least two dozen times a day and spouting water as high as 30 m (98 ft) into the air. Other highlights include regular cultural performances and popular hangi feasts, allowing visitors to experience the local cuisine. Don't miss the carving and weaving schools, where you can learn about the traditional methods of Maori artisans. Plan my day in Rotorua using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • We really enjoyed our guided tour round Te Puia. We have done lots of these in the past and this was by far the best. It was awesome to meet one of the original wood carvers, and the kiwi... 
    We really enjoyed our guided tour round Te Puia. We have done lots of these in the past and this was by far the best. It was awesome to meet one of the original wood carvers, and the kiwi...  more »
  • Excellent activity where we saw mud pools, geyser eruptions, Maori traditions, carving and weaving and kiwi birds in one place! It was especially exciting to stand right up close to the geyser as it.....  more
    Excellent activity where we saw mud pools, geyser eruptions, Maori traditions, carving and weaving and kiwi birds in one place! It was especially exciting to stand right up close to the geyser as it.....  more »
  • We had the most amazing night at Te Puia. We have been coming back to NZ for so long now and done many tourist experiences but this was really special. We booked a the night tour and we were... 
    We had the most amazing night at Te Puia. We have been coming back to NZ for so long now and done many tourist experiences but this was really special. We booked a the night tour and we were...  more »
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  • Amazing place. Definitely a must do while in Rotorua. Saw 3 Kiwis, lots of bubbling mud and geysers which won't disappoint. The cafe was excellent
  • Liam was an excellent guide! Well worth every dollar to get a really really great holistic experience of culture, history, art, geothermal activity and kiwi. Go there and support this awesome place! The geyser is super too!
  • Seriously one of the best attractions in New Zealand! If the unique thermal landscape doesn't impress you the customer service certainly will; our family felt truly welcomed at Te Puia and the friendly, down to earth guides and staff really impressed me and made a great day, outstanding. The restaurant provided a buffet that was affordable and delicious. 6 hours after leaving and I'm still smiling from a wonderful day hosted by the truly fantastic team.
  • Went there for our staff Xmas lunch. It was delicious. The staff were amazing. Would highly recommend people eat here.
  • Absolutely loved the Geysers by Night tour. Felt surreal walking around and seeing all of the geothermal features at dusk. The weather was pretty rubbish but our guide kept us moving and shared so much knowledge, that the rain was easy to ignore. We loved it so much we came back the next day to see it in the light. The fact that despite covid eliminating most of their visitors, they have continued to stay open and innovate shows vital their mission to support the Māori Arts & Crafts Institute is.

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