Te Puia

Family Fun

Experience New Zealand's geothermal wonderland. Walk alongside a beautiful landscape of uncovered natural bush, mud pools and the majestic Pōhutu Geyser, the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere.

There has never been a better time to experience the magic of Te Puia. Through storytelling and shared insights, discover the hidden corners of this incredible geothermal valley, a place forever connected to the origins of tourism in New Zealand.

Experience the pure adrenalin rush of standing next to one of Mother Nature’s true natural wonders, feeling it reverberating beneath your feet and hearing the roar of an eruption even before you're seeing it.

Marvel at the skill and creativity of the carvers and weavers in the indigenous arts and crafts wananga (schools), and see live kiwi in the award-winning Kiwi Conservation Centre. Over the school holidays, a Kids Zone offers free activities including long stick games, poi and ta moko stencils.

Pātaka Kai is the only restaurant in the world overlooking an active geothermal geyser and offers a full range of snacks, light lunch and dining options.

Be sure to say hi to Kahu, one of the Original Guides of Rotorua. He's 64 going on 24 and a wonderfully eccentric tour guide on your journey through the geothermal wonderland.


Te Puia is a proud member of the:


Rotorua Sustainable Charter Member
How to find us?

Hemo Road, Rotorua