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Te Puia Day Pass

Experience Maori culture and geothermal wonders

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  • Immerse yourself in Maori culture and art through wood carving and weaving demonstrations and informative exhibition at a model of a Pre-European Maori Village
  • Marvel at the geothermal wonders spread over 60 hectares of land, including the famous Pohutu Geyser which is the Southern Hemispheres largest active Geyser
  • Visit two of New Zealand's native kiwi birds at the Kiwi House
  • Enjoy Te Puia during the day or add in a Culture Performance which includes the Kapa Haka and the Powhiri Performance

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What to expect

You'll need at least half a day to fully experience the quintessential New Zealand offerings of Te Puia. Set on 60 hectares of geothermal valley, there are several natural features to see, most notably the famous Pohutu Geyser, which is the largest active geyser in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere! There are also other geysers, mud pools and steam vents to sight for those fascinated by geothermal activity. The other main feature of Te Puia is the rich Maori culture; here you can learn about their history, culture and art forms with live demonstrations of wood carving and weaving. The Maori people are the traditional inhabitants of this land, so understanding their history is important for any visitor of New Zealand. Finally, if you haven't been able to see any of the iconic kiwi birds yet, there are two cuddly kiwis who call Te Puia home, so make sure to stop by the Kiwi House to get a glimpse of one of these nocturnal locals.

Geothermal valley at Te Puia
The geothermal valley of Whakarewarewa, which covers over 60 hectares of land
Haka at Te Puia
The famous welcoming Haka by the local Maori, watch in awe at the powerful ceremony and even get the chance to learn it
Guided tour at Te Puia
Guided tour of the geothermal valley, learn about the distinct environment and how it is used in everyday life by Maori people
Te Puia
Local Maori women communicate with a little girl
Te Puia's powerful geothermal activity
Erupting geyser at the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley, make sure to see the southern hemispheres largest active geyser, the Pohutu Geyser

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