Discover the School Holiday Travel Club 🗺


Te Puia Guided Tour & Cultural Performance (Te Ra + Haka)

This must-do package is a fascinating introduction into Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland and its cultural significance.
Te Puia Guided Tour & Cultural Performance (Te Ra + Haka)


  • 1.5 hour guided tour of Te Puia

  • Guided walk at geothermal park

  • Entry to the Kiwi Conservation Centre

  • Experience a Maori Haka Performance

  • Visit the NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Institute

  • See the famous Pohutu Geyser

This exhilarating combo extends out from our Te Rā Guided Experience by offering a leading cultural performance in our beautifully carved meeting house, Te Aronui a Rua. It will include a Pōhiri (Traditional Māori Welcome), Waiata (Song), Mōteatea (traditional chant), Poi and Haka.

Enter the geothermal valley on our waka (people moving vehicle) and discover one of New Zealand’s most magnificent geothermal wonderlands – featuring dramatic geysers, bubbling mud, and beautiful native bush.

Throughout this guided experience & cultural performance, look out for popular highlights in the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. You will see the mighty Pohutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere, which erupts approximately 20 times a day. Te Puia is also home to stunning cobalt blue lakes, bubbling mud pools and steaming hot springs. At the end of the tour, you will have the chance to experience not just the haka, but several cultural performances: the pohiri (traditional welcome), waiata (song), moteatea (traditional chant), poi dancing and the haka.

More info


  • 1.5 hour Te Rā Guided Experience
  • 40 minute Haka - Maori Cultural Performance
  • Tour of the geothermal valley (including the Pōhutu Geyser)
  • Entry to the Kiwi Conservation Centre
  • Demonstrations of flax weaving and wood, stone & bone carving at the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute
  • See a reconstructed traditional Maori Village - Pikirangi Village
  • Knowledgeable & friendly guide


  • 9:30am & 11:30am
  • Te Rā Guided Experience runs every 30 minutes from 9:00am - 2:30pm
  • Haka Cultural Performances are scheduled for 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm daily


  • This experience takes for approximately 3 hours.

Departure Location

  • 9:30am & 11:30am
  • Te Rā Guided Experience runs every 30 minutes from 9:00am - 2:30pm
  • Haka Cultural Performance starts at 11:30am
  • Departs from Hemo Road, Rotorua (approx 2.5km from central Rotorua)
  • Operates daily all year

Additional Information

  • Child rates apply (5-15yrs)
  • The last entry into Te Puia is at 2:30pm each day
  • Please wear comfortable shoes & appropriate clothes for walking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Cancellation Policy

  • You may cancel your bookings at any time prior to making full payment without any penalty, unless otherwise specified.
  • If you cancel your bookings after making full payment, our refund policy applies.
  • If cancellation is allowed, notification is required 24 hours prior to arrival.
  • Failure to do so may result in a 50% penalty fee of total costs.
  • In the case of unexpected events or for visitor safety reasons, Te Puia can not be held accountable to the unavailability of any products or services. We will, however, take reasonable steps to keep you informed.

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

Disclaimer: is supported by you, our reader! Sometimes, we may earn a small affiliate commission when you click through the affiliate links on this page and buy something. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.

You may also like these kids' and family activities

Read the latest stories from our blog

Get inspired with the best school holiday programs, children's live shows, and a curated selection of free school holiday activities near you. Explore and enjoy!

Daria Osipova
Best Free Perth Water Parks To Impress The Kids (2024)


Best Free Perth Water Parks To Impress The Kids (2024)

Splash and slide into summer with the best water parks and water playgrounds in Perth that are completely free to visit and will impress kids of all ages.

Elena Osipova
This Is How To Transform Your Photos Into LEGO Art

School Holiday Ideas

This Is How To Transform Your Photos Into LEGO Art

Transform your family memories into custom LEGO art! This easy-to-use LEGO art generator brings school holiday and family photos into colourful LEGO art.

Daria Osipova
20 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time Families Will Love


20 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time Families Will Love

Celebrate this festive season with your family with these best Christmas movies of all time, from classic favourites to modern Netflix movies and more.

Cookie consent at

Cookie Consent

We use cookies (and other similar technologies) to improve your experience on our site. By using this website you agree to our Cookie Policy.