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Itinerary
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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Mitai Maori Village
Overview
Experience Maori traditions at a Mitai Maori Village dinner show, a great introduction to an ancient culture. See Maori warriors paddling an war canoe; watch a powerful haka, or Maori war dance; and share a hangi feast that’s cooked in an underground oven. With a mix of song, dance, cuisine, and games, this evening at Mitai Maori Village is an invitation to discover firsthand the Maori culture of New Zealand.
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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Awesome

These guys know how to entertain and educate. We were picked up at the van park by one of the guides, Bill, and transported to the village. We were seated in a comfortable dining area where the multilingual MC for the night entertained us until...More

Thank wheeeelz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic experience and atmosphere

The last time we had a hangi and watched a Maori performance was 30years ago. Decided to visit Mitai village as the canoe entrance advertsided made it sound different to all others. Absolutely no regrets and would recommend it. The show was wonderful, they were...More

3  Thank rosalines2017
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile
Wow great atomshepere

Had a great night at Mitai Maori Village. Right from the start of our evening the friendly welcome to all the information about the Maori cultural. The show was amazing and entertaining through to the hanging feast. Delicious!!!

Thank lindapE9686KB
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile
Awesome Experience

We went to Mitai Maori Village in Rotorua where we got to experience the Maori culture of New Zealand. We had an amazing engaging host; who throughout made it memorable for all of the guests from all over the world and the kiwis. They did...More

Thank khushnumanisha
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile
Great introduction to Maori culture

As part of our brief trip to NZ, we wanted to know some about traditional NZ history, so we came to Mitai. We were not disappointed. Although it is a tourist attraction, it did not quite feel like one, but more like being guests at...More

Thank Robert M
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Clay41
September 10, 2018|
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Response from juliebarrett1964 | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps beauty by night, we booked it at the tourist office as dinner was the earliest here of all the shows, they did a river boat display, dance and singing show, dinner, then we had a tour of the forest with glowing water... More
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May 8, 2018|
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I loved NZ!!! I can’t give you advise on war museum as I always try to avoid them... There is more things in Auckland to see such as the Tower or take ferry to Waiheke Island. There you can take a wine tour or use the... More
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