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Te Puia Geothermal and Cultural Area

Rotorua - Carving at Te Puia

Rotorua - Carving at Te Puia


Once our weaving class ended, we were treated to a tour of the Te Puia geothermal area.

Rotorua - Te Puia Hot pool

Rotorua - Te Puia Hot pool


Te Puia - Te Puia Geyser

Te Puia - Te Puia Geyser


Te Puia - Suphur Pond

Te Puia - Suphur Pond

Te Puia - Female singer

Te Puia - Female singer


We stayed for dinner and were treated to Maori traditional dances. This woman had the most amazing voice, like that of an angel. Note the flax skirt around her waist and the second one around her shoulder.

Te Puia - Maori dancers

Te Puia - Maori dancers


Maori men performed warrior dances

Te Puia - male Maori Dances

Te Puia - male Maori Dances


They invited their visitors up onto the stage to learn the dances too. Not as easy as it looks.

Te Puia - Madeline

Te Puia - Madeline


Madeline took it all in.

Te Puia - Madeline and Karen dance

Te Puia - Madeline and Karen dance


The two brave ones in our group, Karen and Madeline, got up on stage to dance the woman’s dance using these swinging balls, again much harder than it looks. After a great dinner, we headed back to our hotel near stinky lake Rotorua.

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