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Cultural and Geothermal Attractions

Tamaki Maori Village – Maori Cultural Experience

Journey back in time to a pre-European lifestyle experience of customs and traditions while ambling down the pathways of the rediscovered village as it comes alive to the sound and activities of tribal songs, dances, myths, legends and spiritual stories.

Enjoy the night’s festivities with a banquet of succulent foods (hangi) cooked traditionally on hot rocks in an earthen oven. Winner of numerous NZ Tourism Awards. 

Admission price includes pick up and drop off from Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park Rotorua. Blue Lake staff are happy to take your booking and make the necessary travel arrangement. Call our office (+64) 7 3628 120 or email

Hells Gate

This is the only place in New Zealand where you can experience a mud bath complex, used since well before the 1840’s. This is home to some of the finest mineral mud in the world and has long been regarded as having remarkable curative properties.

Even in pre-European times, Maori warriors used the pools as a place to salve their wounds after battle. Today, Hells Gate and Waiora Spa offers a cultural and geothermal experience combined with spa mud therapies and massage. A fantastic place for health and well being as well as discovering Maori culture.

Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park Rotorua will be happy to arrange a visit for you  ask our friendly office staff to organise a booking for you.

Te Puia (NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Institute)

Home of the world-famous Pohutu Geyser which erupts on average once or twice each hour and can reach heights of 30 metres (100 feet). Te Puia is home to a wide range of thermal activity including a kiwi house where you have an opportunity to view New Zealand's national bird. Te Puia offers guided tours which come highly recommended as a good way of trying to understand Maori culture.

Daytime cultural performances (3 times daily) where you can experience the sense of inclusion and warmth that is known as manaakitanga (hospitality), while enjoying the very best of Maori performing arts, are also available.