Te Puia, Rotorua

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
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. Put Te Puia on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Rotorua vacation generator.
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  • This could be called the Yellowstone of New Zealand. The geysers, mud baths and steam make for a spectacular visit. If you are extremely lucky you might even have a chance to see a Kiwi Bird. The bird...  read more »
  • 3 walk options, very interesting facts. After this at 10.15am you drive to another area close by to see a geyser erupt, even tho it is helped by man, it was great to experience 
  • For those who are interested in everything related to volcanic and geothermal activity. A very clear and well illustrated tour for children. The geysers are impressive and permanent activity. Of pictures has to do for that is well-equipped and knows how to seize the moment. Easy access, close to the city. Easy to park. And well-stocked shop
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  • Our first meeting with the Maori. The setup is great. Enjoyed the song and dance. Then we were taken on a geyser tour. Saw the Kiwis in the dark. I will definitely go back there.
  • The geysers were really cool and they go off frequently, so you're likely to see them. We did the combo tour and dinner when Maori cultural show. The tour isn't necessary, but the guide was great and very knowledgeable. It was fun to learn about everything as we saw it. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The dinner was a buffet with lots of different options and it was all delicious. The shows were fun to watch and they really did a great job of making you feel like you were welcome. Definitely worth it and highly recommended.
  • Biggest geyser I've seen. Enjoyed the tour and loved the warm seats especially in winter season.😂 It was followed by a tour in the kiwi enclosure, but the room was too dim for viewing... could only catch a silhouette of the bird.
  • What an amazing experience! Such a wondrous place to explore. I only bought the day pass access ($51) which is more than enough - no need to get the tour! Also, although Pohutu sometimes erupts at heights up to 30m, do not expect it to happen every single time. I found many people there just sitting and waiting for it to erupt that high, and then leaving disappointed. It is not controlled by mankind! It may or may not happen - do not get disappointed! You are already witnessing mother nature doing something you haven't seen before and might not ever see again - appreciate it.
  • Great experience to bring your partner to. Get the all day package including dinner or you'll regret it later on when they show you the food they have on offer. The tour guides seem to know a large amount about the history of the area and you feel welcome to ask anything at all. The only downside was the kiwi birds weren't out for show today but that's only a minor problem, although big part of the visit. At the end of the day you get the opportunity to go down to the hot rocks and have some hot chocolate, make sure you do this as well as it makes for a magical ending to a perfect day learning more about maori culture.
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