Te Puia

Whakarewarewa (reduced version of Te Whakarewarewatanga O Te Ope Taua A Wahiao, meaning The gathering place for the war parties of Wahiao, often abbreviated to Whaka by locals) is a geothermal area within Rotorua city in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of New Zealand. This was the site of the Māori fortress of Te Puia, first occupied around 1325, and known as an impenetrable stronghold never taken in battle. Māori have lived here ever since, taking full advantage of the geothermal activity in the valley for heating and cooking. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/
 
our entry ticket

unique stone display

amazing craft

our tour guide teaching us to pronounce the long word

directions

we were about to visit the kiwis
no photography was allowed
and we saw the kiwis..

boiling mud pool

hot springs

that's the place where food is cooked

the blue pool

active geyser

the Te Puia hall

the school of arts and crafts

Te Puia is the premier Māori cultural centre in New Zealand - a place of gushing waters, steaming vents, boiling mud pools and spectacular geysers. Our Māori tradition lives on at Te Whakarewarewa, with our guided tours and attractions, our Māori culture, and our National Carving and Weaving Schools of New Zealand.
http://www.tepuia.com/

Comments

  1. I got your post card! thank you! One day I will send you something!

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  2. The hot spring reminds me of Japan.. they boiled the eggs there.. and turned black in colour... :) The kiwis are like the aborigines?

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  3. tewhakarewarewatangaoteopetauaawahiao!!!! wow, is this the world's longest word?? hahaha, scratch head and twist tongue to pronounce this word~~ :D

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    1. Bangkok in Thai version is world's longest city.

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  4. nice!! i'd love to see those hot springs, blue pool and geyser.. interesting!! :)

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  5. Oh this is a hot sprin area. SO did you all boiled any eggs over there?

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  6. Whakarewarewa (reduced version of Te Whakarewarewatanga O Te Ope Taua A Wahiao)... very long.

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  7. I like the direction signboard... very unique.

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  8. So did you all made any wood crafting that day?

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  9. Wish you have a pleasant weekend.

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  10. Seems to be a hot spot here with the longest name

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  11. The sign board is kinda cute like an alien with strange eyes and four arms

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  12. Thought kiwis would be roaming around freely?

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  13. The word is really very long! I think I'll have problems pronouncing that, hehe..

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    1. Anyway, this is really a wonderful experience!!

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  14. Te Whakarewarewatanga O Te Ope Taua A Wahiao!
    Te Whakarewarewatanga O Te Ope Taua A Wahiao!
    Te Whakarewarewatanga O Te Ope Taua A Wahiao!

    So mouthful. Wakakakakakaka

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    1. Did you still try to pronounce its name after coming back?

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  15. I would love to see such hot springs! They are so huge.

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  16. In China, some hot springs would build little house for the tourists to take baths inside. So messy!

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  17. wow, that was a very interesting place huh,
    Well, i never been in a hot spring, i never
    had the thought of wanting it since our place is
    hot enough haha

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    1. we also have such kind of thingy,
      and ironically it was on one of the coolest place here
      so basically i would have to go there to
      warm up myself haha

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  18. I wonder how hot that pool would be,
    it seems like your being cooked

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    1. speaking of which we have this tourist spot here
      somewhere i can't remember which offers an artificial
      hot spring, you would go in a huge pot
      which was over the flame haha funny as it seems
      but most tourist loved it

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  19. by the way cool designs, and as for that
    cooking area, I also saw that on one of our local
    documentary, they were using the muds or water
    from that place to cook there meals

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  20. have a great day and happy blogging wenn
    take the best of care and god bless

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  21. Boiling mud pool looks scary. I wonder snyone fell in before.

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    1. Cooking food there? Like our sungkai hot springs leh. Can boil eggs

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  22. The unique stone display is nice - the stones look so smooth. The whole area must be very hot. Must be careful not to fall into the boiling mud, don't want to get boiled.

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  23. I like to visit hot springs place, feel like more close to the nature!!! =]

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