Te Pō

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49 Rankers Reviews

44 Face-to-Face

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New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute - Te Puia
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Our Heritage

Te Pō is Te Puia’s evening cultural experience. It is a feast of cultural storytelling, entertainment and Māori kai (indigenous food). Feel the spirit of Te Puia at night and experience our heritage - a living legacy of people, culture and place.

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Organisation

Te Puia Rotorua

Commercial organisation

Location

North IslandRotorua RegionRotorua

Categories

  • Cultural Experiences

Reviews

  • 49 Rankers Reviews

    Quick Quotes

    • Gave us everything we wanted in New Zealand.
    • Nice trip, very interesting.
    • Interesting.
    • Combo tour and show.
    • Great stories, excellent food and good speaker.

    Rating Distribution

    Rating Count Percentage
    10/10 8
    16%
    9/10 17
    35%
    8/10 13
    27%
    7/10 3
    6%
    6/10 6
    12%
    5/10 1
    2%
    4/10 0
    0%
    3/10 1
    2%
    2/10 0
    0%
    1/10 0
    0%
  • Reviewed over 4 years ago

    9/10

    We booked a tour and evening programme with dinner (buffet).

    The tour was nice, very big geyser! The evening show was cool and the dinner amazing! Traditional cooked. After dinner we went back to the geyser. There, we got hot chocolate and we could see the geyser and stars!

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    Jeny Smolders

    Netherlands

    Customer

  • Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2017

    3/10

    Very disappointed with the evening experience.

    Extremely overpriced for what is included. Seems extremely disorganised. Would not recommend.

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    Melanie Farrell

    Ireland

    Customer

  • Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

    6/10

    We enjoyed the performance of Maori song and dance and appreciated being taught the Poi dance, but overall we felt like a herd of cattle being pushed through the evening.

    Food was okay. Did not get to see the geyser go off but preferred not seeing it as opposed to it being forced to erupt by pouring soap in to it.

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    Laura Moore

    United States

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 6 years ago

    8/10

    The perfect place for a relaxed evening.

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    Malina

    Germany

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in October 2015

    10/10

    Nice trip, very interesting.

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    Christian Maruhn

    Customer

  • Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

    7/10

    Quite expensive - but then they all are, regardless of company.

    A bit odd because the setting is very modern, but the dancing and food was great and we got to see a geyser explode. It is a large group though - maybe 100+ people.

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    Ruth Watkin

    England

    Customer

  • Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

    8/10

    Really good evening however would love to learn more about the history.

    Was based in a very modern complex.

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    Rhys Williams

    England

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago

    9/10

    Evening experience was brilliant - Mel our guide was lovely, the concert was very enjoyable and the hangi meal was delicious.

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    Lisa Blake

    Ireland

    Customer

  • Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2012

    8/10

    Interesting.

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    Burkard Fabu

    Switzerland

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

    8/10

    We gave $138 per adult - that was expensive, the guided tour through the park was too quick but we saw the geyser.

    nice maori dance, food excellent.

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    Preben vil Helmsen

    Denmark

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

    9/10

    Bubbling mud village was really cool, guide gave us tour and history, saw haka and got a real insight into Maori culture.

    We had a free walk around as well.

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    Tom Pratt

    United Kingdom

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

    8/10

    Cultural show very professional, fantastic.

    Meal hangi fresh but so many people to eat needed more organising (tables to go to buffet).

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    Verne Heath

    England

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 10 years ago

    9/10

    Know going in that this is a "touristy" thing to do.

    That said, it felt fairly authentic and because it is Maori owned, proceeds go to the facility. The weaver and carver craft institute was wonderful, keeping the traditional crafts alive. We were pleasantly surprised at how good the meal was. The performance was also very good. Our only disappointment was that our young guide through the geyser area was not as well informed as he could have been about Maori history and native flora/fauna, although in his defense we did ask pretty in-depth questions. Perhaps an older guide might know more. That said, he was very engaging. We would highly recommend this experience if you have only limited time in Rotorua as we did.

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    smac

    United States

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 10 years ago

    9/10

    Thermal geysers and hot pool tour in Rotorua, very good Maori guide, very informative and interesting.

    Maori concert in evenin and meal. Very enjoyable with meal cooked in a hangi. Concert entertaining and well explained and performed.

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    Graham Platt

    United Kingdom

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

    9/10

    We really had a nice evening with the indeginous evening experience (show and hangi were excellent!) Don't miss this fabulous experience.

    Also a good guide during the visit.

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    Lardy

    France

    Customer

  • Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2011

    6/10

    Very expensive!

    Wai-o-tapu is cheaper and almost the same.

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    Sabine Tippman

    Germany

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 11 years ago

    7/10

    Good, but preferred Wai-o-tapu.

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    Graham

    United Kingdom

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 11 years ago

    6/10

    A fun evening but the out of town thermal parks are more impressive.

    The Maori and cultural experience is good in its own right, though poor food for vegetarians.

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    Dave and Emma

    United Kingdom

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 11 years ago

    9/10

    Traditional Maori evening and meal and to see geyser.

    Great value for money and service. Meal was lovely and thoroughly recommended. Geyser at end of night - fab.

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    Sarah Ewing

    United Kingdom

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 11 years ago

    9/10

    Very interesting.

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    Jane & Regis

    United Kingdom

    Customer