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  • Address: Te Puia, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Hours: Late Sept-early April: 8am-6pm; early April-late Sept 8am-5pm
  • Admission: $49-$155
When you first catch a glimpse of Pohutu Geyser thundering up from the Earth and crane your neck skywards at a column of water that’s nearly 100 feet high, you begin to understand why this place has drawn visitors for literally hundreds of years. Only five minutes from central Rotorua, Te Puia is a geothermal and cultural attraction in the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. When compared to Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Te Puia is closer to the geysers and also offers an impressive center of Maori arts and crafts. Tour the bubbling, geothermal landscape with a native Maori guide, and then retreat to the national weaving and carving schools to watch Maori students re-create the traditional arts of their ancestors. For a look at furry kiwi birds, there is a small, dark kiwi enclosure that houses the national bird, and for arguably the best evening in Rotorua, return at night to experience Te Po—a traditional ceremony and hangi feast of eating, dancing and lore.

Practical Info

From late September to early April, hours are from 8am to 6pm, with the last tour of the day starting at 5pm. From early April to late September, the site is open from 8am to 5pm, with the last tour starting at 4pm. Admission ranges from $49 to $155, depending upon the length of stay and various activities involved. It’s also best to bring sturdy footwear for a walk through the hot springs.

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