What special features do some of the geysers at Te Puia have?
Te Puia is New Zealand’s geothermal wonderland, featuring dramatic geysers, bubbling mud pools, traditional Māori carvers and weavers at our national schools, Kiwi birds as was well our world famous restaurant, Pātaka Kai.
What is there to do in Te Puia Springs?
Essential Te Puia Springs
- Maunga Hikurangi. 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours, Eco Tours.
- Saint Mary’s Church. Churches & Cathedrals.
- Tolaga Bay Holiday Park. Points of Interest & Landmarks.
- 2021. Tolaga Bay Historic Wharf.
- Cooks Cove Walkway. Hiking Trails.
- Eastender Horse Treks. Horseback Riding Tours.
- Hicks Bay Wharf.
Can you see Pohutu Geyser for free?
There are plenty of wonderful thermal parks in the area that charge for admission, but you can see many thermal attractions for free. The world-famous Pohutu Geyser is inside the Te Puia attraction. It frequently erupts 30m high into the air and can easily be seen and photographed from outside the park.
Is Te Puia free for locals?
The Whanau Card is free for Rotorua locals with photo ID and proof of local address such as a utility bill.
How many people visit Te Puia each year?
half a million visitors
Te Puia is a Māori cultural development and tourism centre that attracts almost half a million visitors each year through its unique culture and commerce model.
When was Te Puia built?
1963, Rotorua, New Zealand
Te Puia – Rotorua, NZ/Founded
Can you swim at Wai-o-Tapu?
You won’t be able to swim in it. Located a short 5-minute drive away from the Wai-O-Tapu’s entrance, the bubbling, coughing, spitting mud pools are fun to watch.
What is Rotorua’s full name?
Te Rotorua nui ā Kahumatamomoe
Rotorua city, located along the southern shore, was named after the lake, shortened from its full name, Te Rotorua nui ā Kahumatamomoe.
What is Te Puia?
Te Puia is New Zealand’s geothermal wonderland, featuring dramatic geysers, bubbling mud pools, traditional Māori carvers and weavers at our national schools, bush walks, Kiwi birds, an interactive Kids Zone with activities and concert as well as a cultural food and beverage offering overlooking Pōhutu Geyser!
Why visit Te Puia pre-European Maori village?
Our model Pre-European Maori Village and sacred Marae gives you a rare glimpse into how Māori people lived prior to European settlement. Discover Te Puia’s history and lineage with a personalised guided tour – each guide adds a personal touch to inspire and help visitors truly connect with the Te Puia experience.
Is Te Puia open on Christmas Day and Boxing Day?
Whilst Te Puia will be closed both Christmas Day and Boxing Day, we are looking forward to welcoming manuhiri over the Festive Season. Join one of our guided experiences at 10.30 am, 1.30 pm, or 3 pm sharing stories of our geothermal valley, Māori culture, and Kiwi Conservation Centre.