Maori Cultural Performances run at 10.15am, 12.15pm and 15.15pm. You may choose your concert time to suit. Concerts run for 45 minutes. Please allow at least 1 more hour to view Geothermal Valley, wood carving, weaving and Kiwi House.
Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley at Te Puia is a special place - home to Te Arawa people for generations. The environment alone is of enormous geological significance, with thermal activity ranging from boiling mud to the world famous 30-metre (100-foot) Pohutu geyser, erupting up to 20 times each day. Hot springs, boiling sulphurous pools, silica terraces and bubbling mud pools are among the natural wonders at Te Whakarewarewa.
Te Whakarewarewa is also home to many species of native plants and birds. You can take a guided tour of the New Zealand native bush or you can guide yourself around our thermal valley. Our guides will point out all the native species and describe the many uses Māori find for the natural resources and geothermal activity around them.
Kiwi Conservation Centre
Our Kiwi Conservation Centre is a valuable part of a national Kiwi breeding programme. Here you can see our New Zealand native flightless bird and national icon in a specially lit purpose-built nocturnal house, with expert guides and information at hand.Our heritage - a living legacy of people, culture and place.