Steambox + Blueys

Picnic beneath the raw power of Pōhutu geyser, alongside a cobalt blue lake.

Join us for an in-depth cultural experience!

For the first time Te Puia is offering it’s most popular experience with a twist. Make your own Steambox and enjoy a picnic lunch by the Blueys, infront of the powerful Pōhutu Geyser. 

Steambox + Blueys

Steambox refers to your self selected  Hāngī steamed lunch cooked in a natural steam vent. This 3-hour guided experience includes access to the Kiwi Conservation Centre, insights into indigenous art and craft and special access to picnic beneath the raw power of Pohutu geyser, alongside a cobalt blue lake which receives the run-off from the silica encrusted geyser terrace.

“The Blueys” has been the playground for generations of tamariki and whānau of hau kāinga, people of the local marae.

The minimum duration of Steambox + Bluey’s is 3 hours.

This includes being guided through the greenstone, wood carving and flax weaving schools at the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute, Rotowhio Pā, Kiwi Conservation Centre and Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley including Pōhutu geyser, self-selected hāngī steamed lunch lifted from a natural steam vent, picnic blanket alongside “The Blueys” – a cobalt blue lake which receives the run-off from the silica encrusted geyser terrace.

  • Available time slot: 11.30am to 2.30pm

Approximately 1.5km of walking is required (we can accommodate for children requiring a stroller or those in or requiring a wheelchair for this experience- we are happy to assist you).

Steambox Adult
$ 135.00
Steambox Child
$ 90.00
Steambox Family
$ 365.00
Numbers for each experience is limited, please book in advance.

Operating Hours

Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm


Steambox + Blueys

11.30am to 2.30pm

Please allow 3 hours for this experience.

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