Te Puia Daytime Experience

Reviews

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Stefano Clerici

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience and I'd suggest to use the guided tours starting every hour on the hour. A maori guide explained us interesting things on geothermal phenomenon and Maori culture. Beside the thermal park you can see an art and crafts center.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Eva Cordemeyer

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Spectacular geysers! The park itself is not really big but some nice walks. Go see the Kiwi and if interested, the Maori Culture show.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Sheila Webb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We loved the Maori show!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Benedikt Lorenz

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A pity that these nature beauties have to be watched from behind fences. Unfortunately, we missed the Maori cultural show - might have been nice.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Thomas Klinting

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Conveniently located with awesome geysers, thermal vents, along with cultural activities. Doing the free guided tour is a must! Slightly touristy and over priced, but overall a great stop to see thermal activity.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Simon Barber

England

Ranking: 5/10

We visited Te Puia in the morning, it was more expensive than the other geothermal areas we visited and not as beautiful as the others.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Felix Koehler

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

For $50, you can get entry to the Te Puia for the whole day. There are really nice geysers and you get great information about Maori Culture.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sam Wolfe

United States

Ranking: 9/10

We really enjoyed the performance (song and dance), the geyser was awe-inspiring and the kiwi bird adorable. The plaques were informative, the food on offer could have been healthier.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Pete Martin

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic park with lots to see. Highlights were the Maori experience and the Pohutu Geyser.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Antoine

France

Ranking: 7/10

Nice park but a bit small and crowded.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Andres Gonzalez

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Never seen something like it, awesome.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Alonso

Spain

Ranking: 7/10

Impressive landscape, but the Maori experience was a bit disappointing.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Josh Bird

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

A huge number of geysers and thermal springs. There also mud pools to see. It feels quite commercialised and on the expensive side.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Jendrik

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Awesome guided tour with lots of information about the geyser, Maori performance was really good, just a bit too short!! Too expensive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Tim

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

I really enjoyed seeing the eruptions of the different geysers around the park. As well, I got to see a Maori performance which was impressive but a bit short. Overall quite expensive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Tom Rogers

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Insight into Maori Culture while being open about tourism being an industry. Knowledgeable guides with a great combination of fact, fiction, culture and childhood anecdotes. I would recommend a bit of reading into the history but the whole park includes geysers, kiwi, maori buildings and performance plus the art, history and creation story.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Steven Chong

Malaysia

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful experience. Entrance fee is a bit expensive considering the currency exchange rate. Could not see anything in the Kiwi bird viewing as it was very dark. Highlight of the day is the famous geysier. Guided tour is available for Free. I prefer the male tourguide as his speech is more interesting and he is the direct descendent of a famous warrior (cant remember the name thou).

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Sam Fenton-Elston

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Paid $35. It was very empty. The sights were okay but not amazing. Might be better if we paid extra for the Maori experience.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Mette Elholm

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

A beautiful place to watch geysers and to walk around and experience on our own. The Maori show was also a plus although it was very pricey considering how much you get out of it.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Johannes Wassner

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great way to see more about Maori Culture and the geysers. Good job, well done, was a nice day there.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marie Bocquier

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very good day spent at Te Puia! We learnt a lot of things. There was an amazing geyser!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Math Meyer

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Nice scene but a lot of unnecessary details (shows, huts, etc). Too expensive.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Pekka and Jonna

Finland

Ranking: 5/10

Not very impressed with this attraction. Very expensive and limited information about the geysers. For us it was not that impressive.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Florian Mueller

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Only five minutes from the Rotorua City Centre you can visit the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. The rest of the geothermal valley is full of natural wonders and Maori Culture. A bit expensive though.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Annalies Beard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

The geysers were fantastic and walking around was good. The cultural show was OK but lacking real essence.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Talissa Missiato

Brazil

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place. Unique in the world. A must see when you come to New Zealand.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Nancy Logan

England

Ranking: 7/10

Expensive but great guided tour - geysers, mudpools, weaving and carving schools. Very commercial.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Calum Penn

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Geyser was incredible and the tour guide could not have been more knowledgeable and proud of this special place.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lilith Hirt

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

I really enjoyed seeing Kiwi in their kiwi house and the geyser was quite interesting to watch but besides that it was really boring there, nothing else interesting to see and for that the price was way too high.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Clara Guinard

France

Ranking: 6/10

The park was nice but it is a little bit expensive for a small walk. You can visit this park in less than one hour.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Stephan Kirchenbaur

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice guides but a bit touristic. You do not think that it is still pure nature.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Veronique Kaplan

France

Ranking: 2/10

The entrance fee is outrageous, and it is like turning Maori Culture into a show watched from a zoo! It is too bad because the geyser valley is beautiful, but the visit is too organised that it spoils the magic of it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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S Black

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Overpriced of course, had a hangi lunch for $17 which was good. Maori cultural stuff should be free, paid for by the government. We could not afford it like many families - it is expensive to go there.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Volker Stroenisch

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Not so much to see. Quite a small area. Positives were the carving and weaving school. Very overpriced.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Dawn Howard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Great place with an excellent guide - informative and entertaining - but very expensive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Melanie Kronbichler

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Nice walks during the daytime, beautiful geyser, interesting tour, guided through the village. Very good food and great Maori show!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Elsa Caniato

France

Ranking: 6/10

An introduction to Maori Culture. Very interesting. We have done the day and night tour with haka and lovely hangi. It is very touristic so not a real meeting with people, but it was great.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Elodie

France

Ranking: 6/10

A good place to discover geological activities. Nice spot but a little expensive. We will try Waimangu Valley to compare.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Mette and Jesper

Denmark

Ranking: 6/10

Good entertainment and a nice location for geothermal activities.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Henri

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Too overpriced, nice geysers though and the tracks were good.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Eline Meijer

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Big geyser was pretty cool, can go up to 30 metres. Guides can tell a lot about their Maori history. Kiwi house is not good, too dark and you can't see anything. High ranking because of the tour guide. Expensive at $50.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Christian Maruhn

Ranking: 10/10

Nice trip, very interesting.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Alex

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Overpriced, unimpressive, only the geyser is worth visiting. Other thermal attractions in the area between Rotorua and Taupo offer much more interesting things and even scenic views.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

A bit pricey if you decide to pay. But the geyser was amazing. Especially considering we have never seen one before. Some nice mud pools and thermals along the route.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Marion and Ralf

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Too expensive ($45.50 per person), great location.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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R J Pearson

England

Ranking: 7/10

Well presented exhibition but very expensive. The guide was well informed and very friendly.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Andreas Schindler

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great geysers and bubbling mud.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Laura

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent guide, impressive geysers, mud pools, kiwi etc.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Bet

New Caledonia

Ranking: 8/10

It is a beautiful thermal attraction with geyser. Furthermore we learnt a lot about the Maori.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Laura

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

Too expensive!! The Maori Show was really short.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Lola

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

It is too expensive. The Maori Show is quite short and just for tourists. Not worth going there.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Julia Schabenberger

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

The guided tour was quite good, but the show was just singing and dancing for 10 minutes.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Janek Belcher

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Nice nature but too expensive, overcrowded and very touristic.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Luisa Bach

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice tour guides and loads to see.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Philip Donachie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really cool seeing geysers.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Richard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great attraction, but a little expensive.
Guide was very warm and informative.
Geyser was a fantastic sight.
Good authentic traditional food.
Really enjoyed the weaving and carving schools.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Emeline Brocard

France

Ranking: 9/10

What is New Zealand with Maori culture! Great place and we have seen kiwis!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Herman Schulz

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful geyser and Maori tradition.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Tobias Thull

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Nice atmosphere, great lakes with different colours. Bad: You have to pay for it, weather, too many people.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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van Linda Werner

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Good show and great food, the guide was excellent (Paul).

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sarah

France

Ranking: 4/10

It was a 'good' initiation at Maori culture but I think it was too superficial.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Aurelien Noailly

France

Ranking: 5/10

Haka, Maori traditions and food, geysers.... Everything that you can expect is there, but it looks like an amusement park more than a Maori village.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Steven Lotrian

France

Ranking: 9/10

It is important to know the Maori culture (we are traveling in your country one year). And we saw a kiwi.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Roland Beer

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Too expensive.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Valerio Penita

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

I liked the geyser and it surprised me that there was a Kiwi bird.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Benedict Seite

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice geyser and mud-pools, the real Kiwi are goos too.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Piotr Jurkowski

Poland

Ranking: 8/10

Really cool and unusual place. Spectacular geyser show. However the guide was hard to listen too. We did it on our own, Really nice cultural show.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Peter elsleysams

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Tour of the geothermal Valley and geysers.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Anja

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Found the entrance fee quite high-but we were happy with the guided tour and impressed by the openness of the Maori culture. (We were encouraged to take photos, participate in the little performance, ask questions in the craft centre)

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Memain

France

Ranking: 6/10

Good place but very small and quick visit for the price.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Konza

France

Ranking: 7/10

I loved the Pohatu Geyser, it erupts twice an hour so it is a great guarantee to see an actual geyer. I did not like the overall atmosphere of the village - too commercial.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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hendrik king

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Commercail, expensive but worth a stop but allow half or full day for this.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2011

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Andre and Marina

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It is expensive but very recommended. You will see Maori workshops and concerts, geysers, mud pools and kiwi.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Elodie and jo

France

Ranking: 6/10

Very expensive.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Hanneke P

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Too commercial. Too expensive for what was being showed. You should rather visit Waimangu Vulcanic Valley, Wai-o-tapu or Orakei Karako

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Terry Coles

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Geyser experience fascinating as was bubbling mud and Maori buildings and crafts. However, it was rather an expensive experience and very crowded.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Harmer de Boer

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Visit thermal park and hangi food experience. We had a very good meal and we saw the geyser in full.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Brigitte

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Show and food (Maori) was very nice. Many people, but still very friendly guides.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Tony Hines

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

'Combo Package' - Basically good and professional, very educational, just too expensive.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Faassen

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Too commercial with too many tourists. The show (where you have to pay extra) was not worth the additional money. Better go to Orakei Korako. Beautiful, less crowded and less commercial!!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Presot

France

Ranking: 9/10

Nice tour despite the rain.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Claudia Mueller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great location, very nice staff, interesting show.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Eric and Jen Popma

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting Maori cultural introduction. Liked the ancient maori village creation. Awesome geysers and thermal activity.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Anita Aleva

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Melanie Friessen

Switzerland

Ranking: 1/10

Expensive entry into thermal area, bad Maori performance.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Heiner Reinecke

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A bit too expensive, but lots of different impressions, geysers. Maori performances, kiwi.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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A Ormsby

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing! Learn about Maori culture and feel like a guest not a tourist.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Frank Claassen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice park, nice geysers to see. The Maori show was okay, but a bit messy in the performance.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Moss

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Well laid out - informative - good guided tour with knowledeable guide. Very good cafe.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Lotte Zwail

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Geyser was cool but the Maori show was a bit less nice than we expected.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Melinda Moir

United States

Ranking: 1/10

This supposed cultural centre is a total rip-off. Very cheesy, expensive and not worth your effort. Seems built for the town buses with captive audience.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Daniel & Manuela

Switzerland

Ranking: 2/10

Totally overpriced and disappointing. Not as spectacular as displayed in the brochure.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Fritschi

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Very good.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Geoffrey Kuppens

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

High entrance fee, too commercial and lackof information on the tracks.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jim Addicott

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Astrid Boon

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

We have seen the Maori culture and hot water and mud pools and geysers. It is very touristy but the park looks nice.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Susie Christensen

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Nice place, well organised and tidy. Interesting information about Maori culture. Pricing a little expensive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Kolen

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Geysers were worth the entrance price but the 'traditional' Maori show was not very traditional. A little bit overrated.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jansen

Netherlands

Ranking: 4/10

Too expensive!!! Lazy guide.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Verne Heath

England

Ranking: 8/10

Overall a varied tour with lots of components. Parts of the one hour guided tour was rushed at the end as insufficient time was allowed for questions.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Marilyn Mobley

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Better on a weekend - more information about carving and weaving school. Very good tour of volcanic area and park in general. Love carvings once in gift shop must exit to use toilets - get a stamp.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Christina

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

The guided tour through the park and crafts was quite good. But we get no information about family life, their settling in NZ and their life today. For such small information the price for the entrance - especially the so called 'show' - was too high!! Better to visit Te Papa Museum.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Liz Stokes

England

Ranking: 7/10

Maori evening - tour, Maori entertainment, meal all good. Tour of site limited.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Langerak

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Paul Weidenfeld

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice female Maori guide with a lot knowledge, hangi with very good food, Maori concert too touristic and too much in business.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ole Klothrop

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Maori singing and dancing and geysers.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Samplonius

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice show, but the price was high.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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kiwifrenchy

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Really enjoyed it, the activity is really impressive and their is not only the main geyser, their are giants mud pools as well ! It is probably the most touristy of the thermal valleys but it is still a great place to go !

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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Mats Harstedt

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Nice location with much to see (geysers etc) and learn (Maori culture). Very good guide. A little bit too few activities to suit us though.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Frans

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very exciting geysers, a little bit too much exposed, walking between the lines, but for us very nice to see.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Rick & Suus

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice, but the setting was very fake/sales minded. The Pohatu Geyser was great!! And all worth it.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Briulier

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

See the Pohatu Geyser, a Maori village or a Maori concert.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Mike & Suzann

Ranking: 10/10

The insight into the Maori culture was enlightening, the Maori people working there were enthusiastic to maintain the historic facts and the erupting geyser was fantastic to see!!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Rachel

United States

Ranking: 7/10

The museum was well organised and my tour guide was very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the range of activities available - geysers, kiwi, walking track, carving school.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Julian Seizinger

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

A lot of different things to see.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Remco te Lintum

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Guide told us a lot of interesting things about the Maori.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Johan Kroese

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Too expensive for seeing no geyser, hardly no springs. Village view (guided) was good.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Henriette Haugan

Denmark

Ranking: 5/10

Too expensive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Cick Pouw

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Expensive, did not like the cultural performance. Geyser was amazing. Surroundings are amazing.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Mark de Boer

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Very interesting to see and experience the origins of the Maori and how the geyser erupted.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Elke & Charlotte

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Nice Maori show but very touristic. Re-build Maori village, not a real one. Nice if you want to see some geysers and don't have the time to visit Wai-o-Tapu (but you should!).

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Willem & Lilian

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Introduction with the guided tour was good, too bad there were no Maori people at the meeting house. Nice geyser.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Kurt Furuskar

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

The Maori Concert - nice thermal pools with geysers which were fantastic.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Peter Broosder

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Impressive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2011

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Marek Woznica

France

Ranking: 9/10

A great to experience Maori culture even a chance to do the Haka! The hot rocks are great.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Oliver Graf

Switzerland

Ranking: 5/10

Too expensive. Te Papa is for free and much better.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Jan & Marian

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Strange hype and extreme costs for visiting nature.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Theresa

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Too expensive for what we can see.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Herman Plasman

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Benjamin Meier

Switzerland

Ranking: 3/10

Too expensive for what it is, Maori Village not really authentic.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Steveuk21

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Took my family here today. At $118 or £60 it was very expensive and not value for money. Interesting attraction but we all thought that Hells Gate was more interesting and much better value for money.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Asha

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Good Thermal activity here, Geyser is amazing. The herritage performance was great and i love how they had the traditional ceremony in welcoming the tourists. Interesting set up of maori villages. Also got to see some beautiful kiwi birds in the kiwi house, amazing! Definetly recommend a cultural experience at least once on your travels to NZ.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Claudia Naier

Austria

Ranking: 7/10

Very touristic.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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bdel1963

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Hard to rank this one. Found the guide reasonably good, and the Geysers were good for us, but it was also too touristy and tacky at times. It's expensive, and my wife and I enjoyed ourselves, but I am hesitant to recommend it to much.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Andreas Blessing

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Thermal attraction very nice, beautiful landscape.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Marianne Swauger

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

No natural park anymore. The guide had no extra value, very touristic.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Barry Digby

England

Ranking: 7/10

Not sure it was good value for money. Though geothermal stuff impressive.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Tim

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Fantastic geysers, interesting but hefty price.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Steve Waterhouse

England

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent - Maori and thermal.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Bekema

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

The guided tour had too much explanation, so that there was hardly any time to visit buildings. The demonstration of carving and weavng were finished. The meal (hangi) was very good, but not served as you would expect (too cliche).

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Michael Simmang

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Thermal attraction in Rotorua, geyser good but expensive.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Rolf

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Reading travel books, you get the impression of another Yellowstone, but if you have seen the later you are a little bit disappointed, no way to compare.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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De Groot

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice (cost a lot).

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Monica

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent guides with lots of explanation. Maori show too touristic, not worth.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Leanne Shepherd

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very much enjoyed. Guides very friendly and informative. Enjoyed by mum, dad and kids also family friendly.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Tina Baun

Denmark

Ranking: 5/10

It rained but the price was high. It was fun to see but that is it.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jan Visser

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Price high and the concert of the Maori bad.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Sanne

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Expensive but very well maintained. Great nature thermal experience, a bit commercialised.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Ursula Scherch

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Good combination of cultural sightseeing and a nice walkaround for watching the geysers. Good explanations in different languages.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Lili

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Guided tour, provided interesting stories about Maori culture.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Trevor Gibbins

England

Ranking: 8/10

Very good experience, dancing and singing performance of Maori culture but the guide was long-winded some of the time. Good demonstation of craft.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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David and Wendy Lucas

England

Ranking: 10/10

This is a must see visit. Tour was very informative and saw a Maori cultural show - Amazing. Geysers also.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Mike

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

Short but interesting introduction to Maori culture, nice greeting ceremony (extra cost), lots of people, guided tour was interesting.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Daniel Lang

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice and amazing place, a little bit expensive, too many tourists. Good Maori culture.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Faucon

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very complete experience of thermal pools and Maori culture.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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David

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good museums, not extensive enough for many.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Rob

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

No need to go here if you have already been to Wai-O-Tapu.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Claire Hoyland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

It seems quite expensive, but there is lots to see here, including experiencing Maori traditions and seeing the geysers and mud pools - really interesting.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Fabi & Sabi

Germany

Ranking: 1/10

Was very expensive and not really good!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jean-Paul Le Clair

Canada

Ranking: 6/10

Too expensive, liked the kiwi reserve.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Daniel Fischer

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Too expensive, not as interesting as the Thermal Wonderland.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Philipp Rau

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Interesting and nice park, however, way too expensive in relation to the attraction and related activities.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Katherine Bernsdorf

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Too expensive and the Maori dance was not with real or convincing looking Maoris.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Augelika Berugard

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We booked the tour with our hostel and got a discount! That was great. The tour was fine, the concert as well. But we did not get the information about the Maori that we wanted.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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John Allen

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good guide, very interesting, particularly mud pools and geysers. A bit expensive for what is was.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jarob Brezigar

Slovenia

Ranking: 9/10

Interesting and moving.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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G R Vangerven

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

The concert was too commercial.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Rosey834

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Had a lovely time. Guide, a Maori, was great, very informative.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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hooperuk

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent guided tour. Very knowledgeable guide with excellent sense of humour.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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Brian Bishop

England

Ranking: 9/10

Loved the guided tour and information about Maori culture, very good guide.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Hans

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Nice Maori concert, extraordinary landscape, very expensive ($50 pp with show, without $40).

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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astridaus

Austria

Ranking: 5/10

High prices and very commercial. $40 per person.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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kempt

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Great way to see a Cultural show & experience a geothermal area. The Pohutsu Geyser was so active the day we went due to the recent rainful.

This venue is also the place of the Mauri school of carving & weaving. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and friendly.

From the reviews it sounds as though this place has been confused with the location of the Lady Knox Geyser where at 10.15am each the geyser erupts due to the soap being added.

Te Puia is the location of the Pohutu Geyser which goes off normal 1-2 per hour, but on rainy days it more active.

We also used the discount voucher available in many of the tourist programs which brought the price down to under $100 for the 2 of us.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Hailey & Fin

Ireland

Ranking: 3/10

Quite disappointing - not much to see - looks like the forest has been destroyed - far too many people on poorly constructed tracks!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Beute Hjel

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Geyser the best.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Kane Chain

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

very overpriced

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Mark

Australia

Ranking: 5/10

Pity we had to spend $70.00 a couple just to see boiling mud & geyser. These should be separate to the whole package.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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George Lepple

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Impressive but not as stunning as Waiotapu.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Krapels

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Too commercial, but for older people the roads and walkways are good, but nice geiser, better than Lady Knox because this one erupts naturally.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Jakob Pedersen

Denmark

Ranking: 5/10

Nice to see geyers and boiling mud, but did not match price. Probably more interesting for families with small kids.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mieke Knoops

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

nice but very commercial. carving school was nice also.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Krause

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Too much money, the Maori traditional dance was only 30minutes. They promised minimum of 45mins, not enough attractions for this price.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Peter Koeck

Austria

Ranking: 5/10

Good guide, more age specific tours would be an improvement, everything else as proclaimed in tourist guide (too many people, too touristy), our age (30-35) advernturous. Next time we would go to Waiotapu.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Sue Bennett

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

excellent maori concert and wood carving, but thermal attractions were disappointing.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Heike Pless

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice visit with look at the Geyser, and visit the Kiwi house where we could see a Kiwi stalking through his cover and searching for worms! Interesting information about Maori culture!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ed & Pat Mitchell

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

An enjoyable visit to the "thermal" village.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Lisette X

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

if youre interested in the moari culture the guided tour is interesting. the geysers are impressive little expensive though.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Hans & Karin

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Amazing geyser

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Susan

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Rubbish guide, lost him but the place was fantastic - no need for a guide.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Arne van Schol

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Good guide but very expensive compared to Wai-O-Tapu Wonderland.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Irene Turley

England

Ranking: 5/10

OK but it was raining! Geysers were good and guide was amusing.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Martÿn Steenvoorden

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Nice to see the geysers and mudpools, but it won't be your biggest experience. After an hour they all look the same. The Maori concert is very commercial.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Hansjoerg Ehrmann

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Package: Guided tour and cultural show; Volcanic attraction a fabulous, cultural show is very commercial and touristic (we would not do it once again). Guide was ok.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Family van Hessem

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Had expectd bit more froma park. Not very interesting for /with small kids.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Gaelle

France

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome visit, price: OK, good informative but maybe not enough.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Mille Winther

Denmark

Ranking: 5/10

Tourist thing. You will see a geyser and hear the sound of 1000 SLR cameras.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Bue Verrept

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Booked Via I-Site Centre

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Jeanette Larsen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

It was very good, exciting and beautiful. It was practical to experience the Maori culture and geysers at one place. But it would have been nice to see more of the Maori culture live.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Jessica Clarisse

Switzerland

Ranking: 4/10

Too expensive for what you get, too touristy.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Serge Yken

France

Ranking: 3/10

too expensive, better to visit Whakarewarewa.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ulyate

South Africa

Ranking: 8/10

Slightly priccey but good place to see Geothermal Activity , Maori Cullture & Kiwis all in one place

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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uleugel

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

We have a guided tour with guide. This was very well.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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usigmund

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

Too expensive and quite un-friendly. Much better places like this to visit.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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jameswhite

Ranking: 7/10

Maori show was fun and interactive, geyers impressive but the guide was a little timid and we couldn't hear all her info (the weather was awful).

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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andres

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

Too high priced for the little attractions it offers.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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nadinef

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Good mix of thermal springs & maori culture exhibits. Looks very touristy from the outside but it's more laid back on the inside.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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deanlaw

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great value for money as we had the geyser, mud pools tour and show (haka) all in one day. Great experience but a bit touristy.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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aages

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Very committed and enthusiastic guide. Unique to see the geyser. We expected the Maori cultural museum to be more interactive and not just a bunch of pictures and carvings...

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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keane

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well done. But expensive!

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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annett

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Maori performance was very good but whole experience was quite expensive.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Arran J

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Geysers are great, Mud pools not bad. Kiwi house was very good. Maori show delved into the 'for tourists' territory. Overall very expensive, so lowered the rating as not great value for money. Wish I'd known you can lower prices from ISite apparantly.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Frank de Voogd

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Bill Nash

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Actual springs/geysers impressive, cultural show intro pompous and long winded. Entry relatively expensive (why are tickets cheaper at 'iSite' than at the gate? ).

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Evan

Norway

Ranking: 8/10

We walked for 2 hours looking at mud and mineral pools and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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AlanN316

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very good.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2008

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FiensG

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Tourist brouchure in dutch!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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PBouwmessten

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Was nice.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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travelgeek

New Zealand

Ranking: 5/10

The most expensive museum ever, with the least information. Its good, but not $40+ good

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Silhan

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Interesting, maybe in better time (high season) more activity of geysers/mudpools.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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richardh

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Professional, open and inclusive. Informative and a good variety of experience.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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LucyPoland

Poland

Ranking: 8/10

I enjoyed but have nothing to compare with it.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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DaveV

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Expensive to get in, tour was informative. Geyeser activity was spot on!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Falk

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Cool location, a bit expensive for just walking through.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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WiebkeS

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Little to expensive, otherwise worth visiting.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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AmyBarrett

Australia

Ranking: 5/10

Interesting but hugely overpriced ($40 each) - they are trying to make a full experience but we really just wanted to see geysers etc.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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AliR

England

Ranking: 7/10

Thought it was quite expensive, but once in thought it was very good but only if you paid the extra for the Maori experience. Geysers very good, well laid out.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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PeteH1

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Rotorua - not bad, worth paying the extra for the Maori show/concert - loved the geyser!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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KatieR

England

Ranking: 5/10

The maori experience wasent really my cup of tea.. Felt very staged + false. Enjoyed the geothermal attractions + seeing the kiwi enclosure.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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AndyEngland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Loads to see. Excellent guide. Answered all our questions about Maori history life.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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minniemags

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

This was amazing, I wasn't expecting such a cool experience. Definately recommend to everyone going to NZ. Authentic and Fun.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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nickm

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Freedom walk or guided tour was good. Thermal attractions lived up to expectations / advertisements.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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FrankFlemming

Denmark

Ranking: 6/10

Very commerical/touristic, but we had to see it. Also because of the geyser.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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straw64

New Zealand

Ranking: 3/10

This has to be New Zealand's "Premier Plastic Maori Experience"!! Owned by the New Zealand Government, it is sad that Maori Culture has allowed itself to be "tokened" and "showcased" to visitors from overseas as mere "natives" enjoyed by foreigners to these shores. One would question how Maori elders allowed this to happen ... or did they have a choice?? The cost is a clear result of "commercialism" of Cultural Heritage and how this landmark has been "swallowed" by greed and through those that support this type of "Tourist" trap.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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AbigailB

United States

Ranking: 6/10

Beautiful and informative but VERY expensive for what it is.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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AurelieD

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

I loved it, interesting view into the culture and nature too. Guide(Carla) very funny.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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GrillGermany

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Geothermal valley quite interesting.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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BauerGermany

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Magnificant landscape. Maori dance moderate.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Daniel

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Thermal activites are alright.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Sally477

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

The geothermal parts of this park are really good and worth seeing but I wasn't that impressed with the 'cultural' part and generally Te Puia is expensive and very commercial.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ide

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

The Pohutu Geyser is a must see. The weaving & wood carving is informative & nice to see in process. The $10 extra for the Maori concert is a cheap way to get acquainted with the Maori culture. Beware of hordes of Chinese tourists.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Olga

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

The Pohutu Geyser was very beautiful! The walk in the park is also nice. The Maori show in the afternoon is a good idea to get an idea of Maori culture but it is very, very commercial & busy.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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StefanieGermany

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Heartly welcomed with a warmly insight into Maori Culture. Good hangi, rhythmic culture performance and friendly hosts! Kia ora!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Zeeman

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very touristic.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Erik

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful nature. We were disappointed in how commercial it was.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Gill

England

Ranking: 9/10

Excellently organised.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ian

England

Ranking: 10/10

This experience seems expensive at the outset but you soon realise that the place is magical!! The Maori artefacts and history are facinating and the actual maori show is a delight. Not to be missed

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Stefanie

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Nice landscape and cultural performance but was too 'touristy' in comparison to the Yellowstone NP. Plus way too expensive!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Anneleen

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Worth a visit but quite expensive.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Manfred

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very interesting, the combination of geothermal and Maori cultural experience.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ed

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

The Maori cultural experience is a tad cheesy / touristy but on the whole it is informative & worthwhile. Inexpensive too.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Kay

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Felt authentic. Nice to be asked to join in. We had a good time and so did they. Food was great!!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ian S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Day concert bit touristy but if you want quick concert is ok. Thermal area & geysers as expected.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Lorna

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Thermal park & Maori culture - excellent guides, very informative & time to spend looking about on own.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Bruce

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Thermal park & Maori cultural centre. Very knowledgeable guided tour, excellent facilities - plenty to see & do.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Annemarie

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Mass tourism.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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orianne

France

Ranking: 7/10

Bought tickets at the i-center ($5 discount) but was not as impressing as expected. Thus the guided visit is free and you learn a lot. Carving school was interesting to look at. Maybe a bit more of entertainement would be nice

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jessica

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great value for money. Guided tour was terrific and extremely insightful.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Bert

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Too expensive.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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G Lart

England

Ranking: 10/10

Good Maori show, thermal waters - all in one place for those short on time to see all.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ulrike

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Very expensive. Other, better & cheaper thermal areas found around Rotorua.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Carolyn

England

Ranking: 2/10

Disappointing & overpriced for the experience.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Erik

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

I liked the Maori Show during the day, only I thought it was abit too commercial. Furthermore I thought the area where the Pohutu Geyser was, was very beautiful. The rest of the park was not very special into comparison to other parks around.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Thierry

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sandra

Switzerland

Ranking: 6/10

The price is too high for what is showing, people not very friendly.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Joachim

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very touristic.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Zylstra

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

A little overpriced. To bad you have to pay extra for some things!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Spyfox

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great place! The culture show is really interesting and the mud pools are amazing, unfortunately the geyser was really week, when we came, but that's just bad luck... really nice guides

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Sandra

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

To expensive, value for money not reasonable.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Eveline

Switzerland

Ranking: 6/10

Nice geyser. Expensive. Alot to see but not very well explained.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Lynne

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very good tour of a re-constructed maori village. Bubbling mud pools, geysers, good value for money.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Getkate

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Geo thermal experience and Maori Concert.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Kath

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Took a tour of the geothermal areas. Excellent introduction into Maori culture plus they seem to being doing good work with preserving Maori culture too.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Charlotte

England

Ranking: 7/10

The geysers were interesting and maori concert was excellent.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Talitia

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great place. Very informative and lovely people.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Shannon

United States

Ranking: 6/10

I enjoyed the moari show but the rest of it was just O.K. Quite surprised at the price. I think it has gone up quite alot.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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BexStar

United Kingdom

Ranking: 3/10

Very disappointed! After already visited Wai - O - Tapu this place was a let down! $50 entry fee when there are other cheaper places!
The best part was the cultural performances but even this wasnt worth $50

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Leanne Priestley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 3/10

Overrated and overpriced! Nice to see, but you don't see much more than in the park in town. no one around to explain anything, we were quite disappointed.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Amy Clark

England

Ranking: 9/10

Brilliant!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Toby

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The geyser and mud pools were interesting. I also got to see a maori cultural performance. Very happy with my time here.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Annette Hurst

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Would have been great if it hadn't been raining.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Olaf Penn

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

A bit touristic, but that doesn't matter. Nice to see the geyser.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Nancy Dol

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Liked the carving school and the small Kiwi house - great experience. Signs and explanations were good.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Myrtille de Vries

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful park, friendly service.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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ranker_851

Ranking: 8/10

Quite huge, takes four hours to see.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Christoph&Isabell

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Our guide book is quite new and says it costs $20 but BEWARE - it now costs $50 as they include a cultural tour even if you aren't interested in it. Shame as the park itself is great.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Stephanie Noverraz

Switzerland

Ranking: 6/10

Beware, the price has gone up to 50$ for an adult! Not worth it anymore in my opinion, even though the Maori concert is beautiful (and the ice-cream is not as big and a little more expensive than it used to be). And the cat is dead. :(

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Laura

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

We were a little bit disappointed, didn't get to see the Maori show (wasn't included in our ticket).

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Hans Olthof

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very good.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Gail

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Really neat. Especially the kiwi house.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Valeria Barouch

Switzerland

Ranking: 6/10

Didn't like it too much. Guides are wonderful, explanations are good - but sights aren't amazing. There are more beautiful natural sites, but this is good if you are traveling by bus and want to stay in town.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Neil Cooke

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Easily a 9! Awesome.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Samuel Brejeon

France

Ranking: 9/10

Welcome show was pretty good. Less touristy than some other maori culture shows.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Glyn Jones

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Quite expensive but worth doing. Interpretation of the culture a little to much.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Anthony

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

touristy and felt a little fake

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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ranker_46

Ranking: 7/10

Good history, informative.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Lisbeth Johansson

Sweden

Ranking: 4/10

Too touristy.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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ShoshanaAbrams

England

Ranking: 8/10

Cultural evening - food was amazing. Bit too expensive but worth doing.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Delgroot

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Not what I expected

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Mary

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Frauke

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good guide. Interesting info.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Gordon

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Brilliant guide.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Bridget Mitchell

South Africa

Ranking: 9/10

Good views of geothermal activities with the benefit of a dip into maori culture - Bonus kiwi house.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007