Te Puia: Maori Village Entry Ticket

4.6 / 5

78 reviews

Te Puia: Maori Village Entry Ticket

From $43.63 per person

Learn about Maori history and culture at Te Puia with a day entry ticket. Come face to face with the Pohutu Geyser, jumping mud pools, and live kiwi birds.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley with day entry to Te Puia
  • See boiling mud pools and marvel at the world-famous Pohutu Geyser
  • Spot the iconic New Zealand kiwi bird at the nocturnal house
  • Learn about Maori traditions and legends on a complimentary guided tour
Full description
Discover Maori history and culture with an entry ticket to Te Puia Maori Village. Located a short 10-minute drive from central Rotorua, you can experience Te Puia at your leisure or discover this famous attraction with a local Maori guide on a complimentary guided tour.  Catch a rare sight of the iconic kiwi at a nocturnal kiwi house. Walk past bubbling mud pools and steaming springs in the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. Marvel at the Pohutu Geyser, which erupts up to 30-meters around 20 times a day. On a complimentary guided tour, listen to stories and legends passed down over generations. Learn about Maori settlement in Rotorua. Watch master woodcarvers and artisans trained in the intricate art of weaving flax.
  • Entry ticket to Te Puia
  • Complimentary 60-minute guided tour
  • Complimentary onsite WiFi
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

State Highway 5, Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand. There is plenty of free car parking onsite and the Rotorua bus route 11 runs from the i-SITE information centre on Arawa Street in Rotorua CBD to Te Puia. Bus tickets can be purchased from the i-SITE.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Infants under 4 years can enter for free
  • Te Puia opening hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily and you can use the included day pass to explore at your leisure
  • Complimentary guided tours run daily on the hour from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Food and beverages are available for purchase at the onsite cafe
  • Te Puia is open in all weather so please wear weather appropriate clothing and bring a jacket or umbrella, just in case
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 78 reviews

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This was the best day out ever! The geothermal features were spectacular and the geyser was going off almost nonstop during our visit. The Maori concert was very professional and enjoyable, the guided tour was very informative and all the Maori staff were lovely. We have visited several different attractions in Rotorua but would recommend this one highly - everything in one place, very good value.

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March 4, 2020

On the free tour (every hour) we had Carla as a guide, very nice and entertaining! The little more than an hour through the park with geysers, kiwis and Maori information was very valuable and felt longer. Should have booked the option with the show that you already saw from the open-air start, that's a living tradition and not bling bling.

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August 16, 2019

February 29, 2020

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