Day Experiences

Discover one of New Zealand’s most magnificent geothermal wonderlands

A day of excitement, culture, kai and connection…

Te Puia offers hours of fun for the whole whānau with a range of different experiences!


For generations Te Puia has welcomed manuhiri (visitors) from all over the world to explore the magic hidden within Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley.

Come face to face with the biggest, naturally active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere Pōhutu Geyser and enjoy the up close experience with New Zealand Kiwi, in our brand new Kiwi Conservation Centre. Be mesmerized by exploding mud pools all throughout the valley and gaze at beautifully crafted Māori-made artwork and sculptures visible all throughout Te Puia.

Watch carvers and weavers demonstrate their skill at the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, and hear our guides share stories passed down from their ancestors. NZMACI is a lighthouse for indigenous Māori Culture, worldwide. We are honoured to be able to open the doors to the wānanga (school) and show you the work of national recognized masters of Maōri Arts and Crafts.

Our tours are all now guided experiences. Jump onboard our Te Rā Guided Experience to explore with a group of likeminded, cultural thrill-seekers and for an extra 40 minute highlight of your visit, add on Te Rā + Haka, which includes a cultural Performance you’ll never forget. If you’re wanting a smaller, more personalised experienced, book our newest addition Steambox- an exclusive hand-selected dining experience that will take you on a journey, ending under our geyser marquee and enjoying the best views in the valley.


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