"See the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa." Te Puia Tip by worldkiwi

Te Puia, Rotorua: 31 reviews and 72 photos

  Pohutu Geyser, Rotorua.
by worldkiwi
 
 

Whakarewarewa is an historic thermal reserve and cultural centre in Rotorua. Since the local council introduced legislation to limit the draw on the thermal field by homeowners, the Pohutu Geyser seems to have returned to its glory days, reaching up to 30 metres in the air (100 feet). It is an amazing sight to see the hot steam and water jet out of the ground. There is an extensive path system through the valley. Winter is the best time to see the boiling mud. The local Te Arawa people pride themselves on the Maori cultural centre here and you can learn about carving and weaving. The village at the lower end (city end) of the valley now has a separate entrance fee and there is no entry into the thermal attractions from that end. To enter the thermal park you must enter at the Maori Institute gate, just north of the State Highway 5 junction to the south of the city. Entrance is steep now at $NZ19.95 per adult!

Address: Hemo Road, Rotorua
Directions: Head south down Fenton St
Phone: +64 7 348 9047
Website: http://www.tepuia.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 7, 2004
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