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With land steeped in ancestral history, and a guiding legacy that stretches back to the 1800s, Te Puia extend their unique hospitality and rich cultural heritage to all visitors.
Situated in the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, Te Puia’s 60 hectare site is home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, a live kiwi enclosure, the world-famous Pohutu Geyser, and more than 500 geothermal wonders. You can choose to have one of the guides show and point out to you all the native species and describe the many uses Maori find for the natural resources and geothermal activity around them, or you can explore it on your own. All of this is included in your day pass, along with the unique experience of a traditional evening experience including customary Powhiri welcome and hangi dinner.
At Te Puia experience their cultural world as Maori guides proudly recount stories handed down from their tipuna (ancestors). Through this connection you too will become part of the heritage that is Te Puia. Maori people have been living in the area for almost 700 years, and Te Puia offers a chance to find out more about Maori, their culture and land. It’s an opportunity to learn about their knowledge and their history, handed down from generation to generation as many guides are the sons and daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the guides of old. To this day, many of our guides and staff are the direct descendants of the original people who settled in this valley. They tell stories that have been told for generations and share their own throughout your visit.
The Te Ra Day Pass & Te Po Evening Experience provide the ultimate way to experience Maori culture. Your daytime pass includes an exclusive guided tour, plus a banquet of storytelling, entertainment and authentic Maori kai (indigenous food) under lights.
502a Wairakei Road, Harewood