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Te Rā Guided Experience + Haka Combo at Te Puia

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With the guided experience at Te Puia, experience the Maori culture and see the naturally active geysers and mud pools.

Highlights

  • Get a glimpse of Te Puia's history and lineage on this guided tour and learn about the rich heritage and culture of the Maori tribe.
  • Learn about wood, stone, bone carving, and flax weaving demonstrations at the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute.
  • Take a walk around Pohutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere, and experience the power of nature!
  • Enjoy the best Maori art and the Haka, a traditional cultural performance.
  • Fun Fact: Each Maori tattoo is unique and represents the person’s genealogy, knowledge, and social status.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour
  • Cultural performance

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visit the Pohutu Geyser and meet the Maoris

Start your 2.5-hour guided tour at Te Puia with an insight into the history and lineage of the indigenous New Zealand people, the Maoris. As you walk around, taking in the sights of the Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, your local guide will answer all your questions. Find out more about one of New Zealand's most magnificent geothermal wonderlands with spectacular geysers, bubbling mud pools, and a 60-hectare landscape of native bush. Do not miss seeing the Pōhutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. With eruptions almost every hour or so, the geysers are fantastic. Some can go up to 30 meters high!

Discover Maori customs and traditions

Visit the Kiwi Conservation Centre and New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute to see demos of wood, stone, bone carving, and flax weaving. See the handcrafted taonga at the Āhua Gallery. Next, at Pikirangi Village and Rotowhio Marae, see how Maori people lived before European settlers arrived.

Enjoy the cultural program, Haka

After enjoying the thermal geysers and mud pools, in the evening, enjoy the performance of Haka (war challenge or war cry in Māori culture.) The Haka was traditionally performed by men before they went to fight a war. The cultural extravaganza will include traditional Maori performances - Phiri (traditional Maori welcome), Waiata (song), Moteatea (traditional chant), Poi, and Haka.

Timings:

  • Daily: 10am
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Te Pūia Hemo Road, Tihiotonga, Rotorua, New Zealand.
  • Address: Hemo Road, Tihiotonga, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Te Puia Thermal Park. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.
  • Board buses 11 or 102 to get you there.

By Car

  • If you're driving to the meeting point, drive to 'Bus drop off & Pickup area', Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand and head 63m towards northeast to reach the meeting point.
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