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Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

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Mitai Maori Village offers you an authentic cultural evening incorporating a traditional earth cooked Hangi feast. Witness warriors in traditional dress paddle in an ancient canoe. Be captivated by the displays of weaponry, Haka, coupled with the grace of the poi dance. Learn about carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). Marvel at the sacred Fairy Spring flowing directly from earth, view our glow worms in their natural habitat. This experience is powerful, truly captivating and memorable.
Highlights
  • Intro to Maori culture and traditions, including tattoos and native plants
  • See a haka (war dance), waka (war canoe), sacred spring, and glowworms
  • Dine on a traditional hangi meal (included) with drinks for purchase
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Rotorua hotels
What to Expect
Get picked up at your Rotorua hotel and transfer to Mitai Maori Village. Maori women in traditional attire greet you upon arrival, after which you learn the etiquette of visiting a Maori village and choose a chief to represent your group. Next, watch as warriors in traditional dress paddle the Wai-o-whiro stream in a waka, or war canoe, and see Rotorua’s native glowworms in their natural habitat. Visit the sacred Fairy Spring to spot eels and trout in the clear water, then listen to the pounding rhythm of a haka, the traditional Maori war dance.  Witness the preparation of a hangi meal that’s cooked in an earthen oven before sitting down to a feast of New Zealand meats, vegetables, salads, and a dessert buffet, with drinks available for purchase. Following this evening of Maori culture and cuisine, this traditional experience concludes with return transfer to your Rotorua hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pickup from your Rotorua hotel
Duration
3h
Return Details
Drop-off to your Rotorua hotel
Inclusions
  • 3 hour nightly cultural experience
  • Hangi served from a buffet alongside other side dishes and dessert
  • Participate in a short guided bush walk to learn of the flora and fauna
  • Courtesy transport from all registered local accommodation providers within Rotorua
  • Entry/Admission - Mitai Maori Village
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own care person
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately - warm comfortable clothing and walking footwear
  • Need to advise the selected registered accommodation provider within Rotorua for courtesy transport
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was a nice evening with excellent food. I think dinner was served too late (8:30), especially for groups with children, but tasted good and had plenty of options. The main speaker was funny ans entertaining, but maybe carried on a little too much while all the groups were
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This was an exciting and special experiences shared with us by a wonderful family business. The culture and traditions were showcased intriguingly and the traditional dinner was delicious. Thank you for a magical evening!
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Response from MitaiRotorua, Marketing Assistant at Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora Adam B Thank you for sharing your time with us at Mitai Maori Village. We thrive on giving our manuhiri (visitors) the opportunity to take a glimpse into our unique indigenous Maori culture through the sharing of our kai (food), cultural performance, sacred landscape and history. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us! We will pass on your amazing feedback to our team! Nga Mihi Nui Te Mitai Whanau (Mitai Family)
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This was a great night with terrific entertaining hosts. Great entertainment and food. Very impressed with the greetings in all the different languages. Highly recommend
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Response from MitaiRotorua, Marketing Assistant at Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora Denise P, Thank you for sharing your time with us at Mitai Maori Village. We thrive on giving our manuhiri (visitors) the opportunity to take a glimpse into our unique indigenous Maori culture through the sharing of our kai (food), cultural performance, sacred landscape and history. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us! We will pass on your amazing feedback to our team! Nga Mihi Nui Te Mitai Whanau (Mitai Family)
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While visiting Rotorua with its unique geo-thermal features, we thought our visit will not be complete without a taste of Māori culture ... We checked with the hotel staff and selected Mitai Māori village to experience an evening with the original New Zealander’s. We booked
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Response from MitaiRotorua, Marketing Assistant at Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora Commodore173, Thank you for sharing your time with us at Mitai Maori Village. We thrive on giving our manuhiri (visitors) the opportunity to take a glimpse into our unique indigenous Maori culture through the sharing of our kai (food), cultural performance, sacred landscape and history. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us! We will pass on your amazing feedback to our team Nga Mihi Nui Te Mitai Whanau (Mitai Family)
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This is a great evening! I really enjoyed the insight into Maori culture and our guide for the evening was funny and respectful! Obviously it's a bit of a show but I found it very fun and helped me understand a bit more of the Maori background.
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Response from MitaiRotorua, Marketing Assistant at Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua
Responded 5 weeks ago
Kia Ora Heather Thank you for sharing your time with us at Mitai Maori Village. We thrive on giving our manuhiri (visitors) the opportunity to take a glimpse into our unique indigenous Maori culture through the sharing of our kai (food), cultural performance, sacred landscape and history. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience and got to know more of our culture. Nga Mihi Nui Te Mitai Whanau (Mitai Family)
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  • Mitai Maori Village
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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