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Education Programmes - Te Kura Kaitiaki


As New Zealand’s living Māori cultural centre, Te Puia offers an expansive range of curriculum-linked programmes for New Zealand schools.

Our unique educational offering provides opportunities to explore our rich Maori culture, customs and architecture, arts and crafts, world-famous geysers and other geothermal phenomenon, kiwi conservation, and native flora and fauna.

Te Puia’s educational programmes are supported by expert guides, and an extensive library of resources and learning activities for both teachers and students.

Why should your class visit Te Puia?

  • An unmatched range of cultural and geothermal learning opportunities with direct curriculum links to geography and tourism.
  • Our tours cover science, history, social studies, art, tourism, geography, and technology materials
  • Lessons customised for your students’ specific learning outcomes
  • Engaging and interactive experiences for your students
  • Valuable educational resources and information available before and after visits

What do we offer School Groups?

  • Level 1 Geography Guided Tours
  • Level 3 Grography Guided Tours
  • Tourism & Marketing Talks
  • Self-guided Worksheet for Level 1 Geography Students
  • Hands on activity workshops – Weaving, Poi, Haka, Egg Cooking

Resources: Do you have an educational visit booked at Te Puia? Download our Risk Analysis Management (RAM) form.



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Rotorua Education Network

The Rotorua Education Network (REN) is a first-of-its-kind tourism collective solely dedicated to the education industry to provide quality out of classroom experiences for students nationwide. To find out how the Rotorua Education Network can help you plan your next school visit to Rotorua please click HERE.

More information

For more information contact education@tepuia.com

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