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CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

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Steeped in cultural history, Rotorua is the home of Maoridom where you can experience all aspects of this amazing culture. Immerse yourself in bubbling mud, pull a traditional steamed hangi from the ground or visit a living Maori village. Unforgettable authentic experiences await…

 

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TE puia

Proudly boasting 60 hectares of geothermal wonder just five minutes from Rotorua central city. Te Puia is home to the world famous Pohutu Geyser and the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute. Featuring live kiwi, boiling mud pools, geyser and native bush. Te Puia is the gateway into a world of Maori culture that has to be seen to be believed.


mitai maori village

Prepare to be inspired by Maori culture after spending the evening at Mitai Village. Expect to be entertained by displays of traditional weaponry and combat, enthralled by the art of ta moko and captivated by a spine tingling haka.

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waimangu volcanic valley

Treat yourself to a walk amongst incredible volcanic craters and jaw-dropping geothermal activity. The world’s youngest geothermal system promises vibrant colours and an experience of a lifetime. Take in all the natural beauty either by foot, by boat or from the helicopter. Each perspective will tell a unique story. Don’t forget to bring your camera.


Hells gate mud spa

Rotorua’s most active geothermal park and New Zealand’s only outdoor mud spa complex. Relax and rejuvenate in a mud bath that’s been used by generations of Maori to ease muscle and joint pain. Then unwind in a sulphur spa overlooking a spectacular geothermal landscape.

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kiwi encounter

Meet Kiwi. Kiwi is flightless and shy, a ground dwelling bird that only come out at night. But, don’t worry we’ll find you one at the nocturnal kiwi enclosure at Rainbow Fairy Springs. For an unforgettable experience, join the Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour to see exactly how we're helping kiwi at the most successful hatchery in the world.