Te Puia


Hemo Road, Tihiotonga, Rotorua 3040

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07 348 9047

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The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute opened in 1963 in Rotorua, New Zealand due to the impending threat of the loss of traditional Māori arts.

Sharing Our Taonga

Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. We are home to the world famous Pōhutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs and silica formations. You will also find the native Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We have shared these taonga (treasures) with manuhiri (visitors) for over 170 years and proudly continue that tradition today.

Qualmark Gold Status

Te Puia’s Qualmark Gold Status shows that Te Puia has been independently validated as a tourism business of the very highest quality. The Qualmark seal of approval tells visitors from around the world that the tourism experience they will have at Te Puia will be exceptional, safe and environmentally sustainable.

Our Values

The values of manaakitanga (hospitality) and kaitiakitanga (guardianship) underpin everything that we do at Te Puia. Our world-famous guiding tradition shows our regard for treating visitors with respect and making them part of our whānau (family). Our commitment to kaitiakitanga means that we will protect the rich natural and cultural taonga (treasures) at Te Puia and ensure that they thrive for generations to come.