Te Puia – New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute – Rotorua
Located in the 60-hectacre geothermal Whakarewarewa Valley in Rotorua, Te Puia – New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute was established to preserve the traditional culture, arts and history of the indigenous Māori people.
While Te Puia offers a variety of courses in the arts and Māori traditions, they also offer several exciting cultural experiences for visitors to enjoy. The Māori people are well-known for their hospitality, so while you may come as guests, you’ll leave feeling like you’re family.
Te Puia Experiences
Te Rā (Day Pass)
Explore the geothermal paradise with a guide or wander the valley’s wonders on your own. You’ll encounter the world-renouned Pohutu Geyser, Kenny and Nohi – two rare New Zealand kiwi birds at the Kiwi House, the Taonga Gallery and Gift Shop, and so much more!
Te Rā & Haka (Day Pass and Cultural Performance)
Experience all that the Te Rā has to offer, plus attend a beautiful Kapa Haka performance in traditional Māori style.
Te Rā & Kai Ngāwha (Day Pass and Steambox Lunch)
Add the Steambox lunch option to your day pass and you’ll enjoy a 90-minute tour-by-guide, a hands-on Māori–style weaving experience, and you’ll get to select your fresh steambox lunch ingredients for a traditionally prepared and delicious meal which you’ll consume in sight of Pohutu Geyser.
You can book one of several Te Puia Experiences on their website.
Te Puia – New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute is located at:
Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand.