Immerse yourself in Maori culture by day or night at Te Puia, New Zealand's top Maori attraction.
There's so many ways to enjoy your visit to Te Puia. Choose from a Day Pass, a Day Pass with Haka Performance, a Day Pass with a delicious Steambox Lunch or an Indigenous Evening Experience. A Day Pass allows you to explore Whakarewarewa geothermal valley, visit New Zealand's native kiwi birds, and learn about Maori history and culture through a range of exhibits and attractions.
Upgrade to the Haka Daytime Experience for the best of Māori performing arts with a traditional 45 minute cultural performance, featuring a spine-tingling Ceremonial Welcoming performance which usually takes place when two groups are meeting for the first time.
Or choose the Steambox Lunch package to taste just how delicious food from an authentic Hangi can be. You'll be able to pick from a selection of raw foods including chicken, corn, kumara, pumpkin, potato, cabbage, watercress, and gourmet bread stuffing. Once you have placed your favourite delicacies inside the hangi basket, you are ready to head to Ngā Whā Puapua, the constantly active steam vent opening used to cook your kai (food) the authentic way. Enjoy your lunchtime feast in front of the southern hemisphere's largest active geyser, the Pohutu Geyser.
The Indigenous Evening Experience is a one of a kind feast of storytelling, entertainment and Māori cuisine. Be enriched with a deeper understanding of Māori traditions and absorb the unforgettable sights of this top Rotorua attraction at nightfall. You even get the opportunity to participate in the graceful poi dance or ferocious haka, for a more intimate Maori cultural experience.
Book your one-of-a-kind experience at Rotorua's Te Puia Maori Village today!
Te Puia Day Pass:
Opening times: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm (October to March), 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (April to September)
Optional guided tour (60 – 90 minutes) of Te Puia Maori Village
Te Puia Day Pass & Haka Daytime Experience:
Watch the stunning Kapa Haka cultural show featuring traditional ancestral storytelling, songs and dances. Have the opportunity to join in the graceful poi dance or ferocious haka, for a more enlightening Maori cultural experience.
Haka performance times: 10:15 am, 12:15 pm, 3:15 pm (45 minutes)
Te Puia Day Pass & Steambox Lunch:
Lunch time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Choose from a selection of raw foods including: chicken, corn, kumara, pumpkin, potato, cabbage, watercress, and gourmet bread stuffing. Place your favourite delicacies inside the hangi basket, head to the constantly active steam vent opening used to cook your food.
Visit geothermal wonders, meet the iconic kiwi bird at the Kiwi House, and learn about the fascinating history and traditions of the Maori culture.
Visit the national weaving school, learn how to perfect the art of weaving with native flax leaves, and have the chance to craft your own masterpieces to take home with you.
Indigenous Evening Experience:
Assembling time: 6:00 pm
Tour time: 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm, please note that this tour doesn't include a guide.
Taste an exquisite Maori feast prepared in the traditional Hangi style.
Be enthralled by Maori cultural performances, featuring traditional storytelling and entertainment.
Visit the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere, Pohutu Geyser.
Address: Te Puia - Rotorua, NZ, Hemo Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Child ticket: Ages 5 – 15 years
Infants under 5 years of age are free.
Complimentary hotel transfers from Rotorua city centre are available for the Indigenous Evening Experience for bookings with less than 10 people. For bookings for more than 10 people, the cost is 6 NZD one way per person, 12 NZD return per person.
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.