Geyser By Night

What happens at Te Puia at night? Rotorua’s new attraction reveals all.

When darkness falls the true love story of Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland comes to life.

Discover one of New Zealand’s most magnificent geothermal wonderlands – featuring dramatic geysers, bubbling mud and beautiful native bush.. after hours!

Until now, the magic hidden within Te Puia has remained a secret that only Mother Nature has truly been exposed to. For the first time, the geothermal valley is revealed under night skies, providing a multi-sensory experience that can not be replicated anywhere else in the world.

Meet with your guide in the Southern Carpark of Te Puia to be escorted through a rarely accessed entry into the valley.  See recently birthed mudpools and hear the stories of Māori myths, passed down for generations.

Guided by torch, you will see carvings throughout the valley and if you’re lucky, hear the call of our Native Kiwi in their outdoor enclosure.

A traditional Māori dessert will be shared with you infront of Ngāraratuatara, an impressive, boiling cooking pool- before you head off towards the final feature of your evening.

The beauty and power of Pōhutu, the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere, will connect your wairua (spirit) with the beauty of papatūānuku (Mother Earth).


  • This is a 3km personally guided night trail under the stars, through Te Puia’s geothermal valley. (approx. 90 minute duration).
  • Walking shoes and a medium level of fitness needed. Ponchos and umbrellas provided if there are showers, however this experience will be subject to the weather.
  • Recommended Ages: 8 years and older (must be able to do a late night walk).
  • Departs from Te Puia Carpark 2 opposite the Hemo Road roundabout.


$ 75.00
$ 37.50

Operating Hours

Thursday to Sunday, 8pm – 10pm

Meet with Te Puia hosts

Check-in at Wheelhouse Café

Southern carpark (Gate 2), 7.45pm

(Please Allow Two Hours For This Experience)

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