There has never been a better time to experience the magic of Te Puia, as we share the stories that have shaped our land and culture.
Situated five minutes from central Rotorua, Te Puia is an iconic destination for visitors featuring the world famous Pōhutu Geyser, boiling mud pools and our brand new Kiwi Conservation Centre.
Te Puia is also the home of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, and acts as a kaitiaki (guardian) of the traditional Māori skills of carving and weaving for future generations.
Our stunning restaurant Pātaka Kai is another feature, offering diners spectacular geothermal views while enjoying a range of Kiwi flavours.
Te Puia, the home of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) is a non-profit organisation. The responsibility to nurture and perpetuate our traditional art forms rests within the aspirations of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute Act 1967.
For over 50 years, this institute has been self-funded by tourism revenues generated by Te Puia. The impact of Covid-19 on the tourism industry was devastating. However, support from the New Zealand Government has enabled the legacy and functions of NZMACI to continue into the future.
E kore au e ngaro te purapura i ruia mai i Rangiātea.
I will not be lost, I am a seed descended from Rangiātea.