Te Puia, Rotorua

#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Rotorua
Hot Spring · Historic Site
Take a guided tour of the thermal geysers at Te Puia, Rotorua's undisputed star attraction. A short ride south of the city center, this thermal reserve features over 500 hot springs. The most famous of the many geysers is the aptly named Big Splash, erupting at least two dozen times a day and spouting water as high as 30 m (98 ft) into the air. Other highlights include regular cultural performances and popular hangi feasts, allowing visitors to experience the local cuisine. Don't miss the carving and weaving schools, where you can learn about the traditional methods of Maori artisans. Plan my day in Rotorua using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • It's always fun to see something I can't see in California such as the kiwi birds, the lovely architecture, and the geysers, but I really loved the NZMACI schools where we were able to meet some of...  more »
  • The Puia is New Zealand's sulphur rich geothermal wonderland, featuring dramatic geysers, bubbling mud and it is home to the Maori arts and crafts. Absolutely fantastic.  more »
  • The dancing and singing was very amazing you get really into it. I like that it’s a walking tour and seeing the geyser so close. I finally got to see a kiwi bird there. Watching them make the art was just awesome to see. So much hard work. The dinner was fantastic I don’t think I’ve eaten so much in one time so quickly. I highly recommend.
  • Amazing place with so many things to see and do. Went on the steambox lunch tour and was great. Enjoyed making flax flowers and eating the lunch fresh from the steam. The crafts are all so interesting and the skill the artists all have is phenomenal. Would highly recommend visiting for anyone in Rotorua. I'm surprised we didn't visit on one of our previous visits.
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