As tribal owners of Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland Ltd, our aspirations include to create wealth and opportunity for future Te Arawa generations through our tourism offering, and to maintain kaitiakitanga over its extraordinarily beautiful geothermal wonders.

TAGH (Te Arawa Group Holdings) is the commercial arm of Rotorua-based Treaty of Waitangi settlement organisation Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa. TAGH bought the Waiotapu Geothermal Wonderland business in 2012.

Until its 2012 transition to Māori ownership, Waiotapu was famous solely for its natural beauty – one of the most photographed geothermal fields in the world.

However, in addition to its beauty, Māori narratives, history, kai (food) and people are becoming more deeply bound to the Waiotapu experience and this is expected to intensify over time.  

Waiotapu features Aotearoa’s most vivid and colourful ngāwhā (hot springs), including the world-famous Champagne Pool, volcanic craters, the Lady Knox Geyser, Primrose Terrace, naturally coloured hot and cold pools, sinter terrace formations and the country’s largest bubbling mud pool.

Iwi Owner



Nathan Maynard
+64 27 442 4246