Te Puia spans 173 acres within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, on the edge of Rotorua, New Zealand. Home to the world famous Pōhutu geyser (‘poor-hoo-too’) is the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere. She erupts once or twice every hour and sometimes reaches heights of 30 meters (100 feet). Pōhutu means ‘constant splashing’ in Māori. You will also find the native Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, traditional Māori tattooing, stone and bone carving. Te Puia has shared these treasures with visitors for over 170 years and proudly continue that tradition today.
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