Te Puia Events and Venues

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Set amongst the backdrop of Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and the world-famous Pohutu Geyser, Te Puia enables conferences and events to be distinctive and memorable.

With a variety of unique event venues, Te Puia caters for a diverse range of functions from 30 to 300, including weddings, Christmas functions, business conferences and fundraisers.

Venue Rooms:

TE POARI - 120 Capacity
Situated next to the main kitchen, Te Poari is the ideal venue for functions where catering is important. With seating for 120 and a separate buffet area, Te Poari is Te Puia’s versatile gourmet restaurant. 

TE WHARE TAPARE - 80 Capacity
In this gallery, you will discover the story of our ancestors’ arrival and settlement in the valley, explore the customs and traditions of the people of Rotowhio Marae, and find out about the geology and natural life of this fascinating place. This venue space also doubles as a dining area and can be combined with the nearby Te Poari for larger events. 

TE ARONUI A RUA - 200 Capacity
Our fully carved meeting house has witnessed many special occasions as the focal point for cultural interactions. It was built by students and graduates of our own carving school between 1967 and 1981 and features a large stage for performances.  

TE WHAKARURUHAU - 300 Dining, 800 Standing Capacity
Te Whakaruruhau is a large sheltered area near the entrance to Te Puia. Conveniently located next to the Pohutu Café, Rotowhio Marae and Te Heketanga a Rangi, this open meeting space is suitable for large functions, both Seated or Canape's and A la Carte.  


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