Since the beginning of time, Te Whakarewarewa thermal valley, its gushing waters, steaming vents and fumaroles, have been a powerful reminder of the earth’s force. Home to the world famous Pohutu Geyser, hot springs, silica terraces, bubbling mud pools, healing and cooking pools, the area has been used by Māori for 700 years.
For over a century, our guides have walked these pathways, relayed the age old knowledge and wisdom of their ancestors and shared the interconnectedness of life in the Māori world. Today’s guides continue that legacy. In the same way, within our schools of carving and weaving, our people proudly share artistic traditions passed down through generations.