New Zealand’s premier Maori cultural centre and home of the world famous Pohutu geyser.
New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute
Welcome to Te Puia! - aka The NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, we pride ourselves in being New Zealand's premier Maori Culture and Geothermal experience.
On site we have 55 unique experiences covering:
- The largest natural geyser in the southern hemisphere "Pohutu"
- 2 live Kiwi birds in a nocturnal viewing enclosure
- Maori culture including 3 on site carving and weaving.
Get a "Te Ra" Day pass (daily 8 am - 5 pm) and choose whether to travel yourself using STQRY as a guide, or feel free to jump on one of our world class tours that leave hourly and take 60-90 mins.
Take a "Kai Ngawha" Steambox lunch tour (daily 11 am - 1.30 pm) and have a behind the scenes tour including a hands on weaving activity
Or.. Relax and enjoy on our "Te Po" (nightly 6 pm - 9 pm) and enjoy a cultural show, an all you can eat gourmet hangi (traditionally steam cooked) meal and finish at the floodlit geysers with a delicious hot chocolate.
Whichever way you choose we look forward to seeing you!