Te Puia is the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, home of the national schools of carving & weaving and the scene of Maori cultural
experiences - storytelling, entertainment & Maori kai (indigenous food). The main entrance to Te Puia is called Te Heketanga ā Rangi (heavenly origins). Twelve monumental contemporary carvings
reach skywards, each representing a celestial guardian in Te Arawa culture. There are knowledgeable guides to accompany you through the Whakarewarewa thermal valley and to the Kiwi House, where you
will meet Kenny & Colorado, Te Puia's resident Kiwi birds. And Your Travel Source can book all of this for you!