Rotorua Maori Cultural Experience at Te Puia

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Highlights & inclusions

Cultural dining experience in Rotorua
World famous hangi buffet dinner
Exhilarating Maori cultural performance
See the renowned Pohutu Geyser
After hours access to Te Puia geothermal park
Suitable for all ages!

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Tue, Apr 16, 2024

What you can expect

Experience the rich cultural heritage of New Zealand's Maori people with an evening visit to Te Puia geothermal park in Rotorua - the Te Pō experience. Immerse yourself in captivating traditions, customs and history at this Rotorua Maori cultural experience and indulge in a delicious Maori-inspired Te Puia hangi dinner before exploring the natural wonders of Te Puia geothermal park after hours. This tour is suitable for all ages looking for an authentic New Zealand cultural activity. As evening falls, you will be greeted at Te Puia geothermal park by a mouth-watering hangi buffet dinner at the Pātaka Kai Restaurant & Bar. Each dish is prepared with locally sourced produce and an authentic Maori twist. Enjoy outstanding views out over the Te Puia geyser terrace from the restaurant, part of a landscape shaped by geothermal activity over the centuries. After your Te Puia hangi dinner, you will be invited to the beautifully carved meeting house for a traditional Rotorua Maori cultural performance. Be captivated by the powerful haka, a traditional war dance, and be moved by the melodic sounds of the waiata, Maori songs. Learn about the Maori legends and stories that have been passed down through generations at this exhilarating Rotorua cultural performance. To complete your Rotorua Maori cultural experience at Te Puia, travel into the geothermal park after hours on a 36-seater 'e-weka' passenger shuttle. While enjoying a warming hot chocolcate, you'll be treated to exclusive views of the Pohutu Geyser, the largest naturally active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. A visit to Te Puia Geothermal Park is an unforgettable experience that combines the natural beauty of Rotorua's geothermal wonders with the rich cultural heritage of the Maori people. Don't miss the chance to join this immersive Maori cultural experience in Rotorua.


What you need to know

  • 2.5 hour Rotorua Maori cultural experience - Te Pō
  • Maori-infused hangi buffet dinner
  • Cultural performance at a traditional meeting house
  • Small group after-hours shuttle tour and hot chocolate at the geysers
  • Views of the Pōhutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere
  • This experience departs at 5:30pm, 7 days a week
  • Allow 2.5 hours for this experience
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from Hemo Road, Rotorua (approx 2.5km from central Rotorua)
Additional Information
  • Child rates apply (5-15yrs)
  • We recommend booking this popular experience in advance to ensure availability
  • Dinner menus are subject to change
  • Drinks with dinner are at an additional cost
  • Please wear comfortable shoes & appropriate clothes for walking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Need help?

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  • Help code: D2B-6288
  • This experience is supplied by Te Puia Geothermal and Maori Cultural Experience


Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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