Te Puia, Hemo Rd PO Box 334
Rotorua 3040, New Zealand.
+64 7 348 9047   info@tepuia.com

Operating Hours:
8am – 5pm Winter (April - September)
9am – 6pm Summer (September – April)

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Te Puia


The Centre for New Zealand's Māori Culture and Geothermal Wonders.
Geothermal / Ngāwhā

Incredible Earth Forces

You will encounter bubbling mud, pools of boiling water still used for cooking, and stunning geysers. The Pōhutu geyser is the star of the show.

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Kiwi / Nature

Extraordinary and Endangered

The kiwi is a nocturnal flightless bird and New Zealand’s national icon. At Te Puia you can see live kiwi close up and learn how we protect these extraordinary endangered birds. As you wander through our lush native bush you can learn how we use native plants for food, medicine, and handcrafts.

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Building Stories

Māori Structures

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People / Tangata Whenua

Whānau means family

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The New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute

Our Cultural Legacy

Te Puia houses the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, established in the 1920s to foster all aspects of Māori culture. At Te Puia, national schools of carving, weaving and other traditional arts train talented students from around New Zealand under the guidance of master craftspersons.

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