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Address: Mataiwhera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Mitere Mitai Combo Experience with Hangi Feast and Cultural Performance
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Maori Culture Aotearoa the land of the long white cloud

Beautiful setting here beside the lake ,The Marae stands out well to show the cultural and historical site in Rotorua ,the village that once stood here would have been a hive of... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2016
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Beautiful setting here beside the lake ,The Marae stands out well to show the cultural and historical site in Rotorua ,the village that once stood here would have been a hive of activity and traditions ,which have been carried forward to today's descendants,the gift shop has a great selection of local arts and crafts.There is a soldiers cemetery for those... More 

Thank mickknap
New Zealand
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Lovely place to visit, lovely set out and nice to be surrounded by maori culture. Be sure to check out the gift shop out the back it is even open on Sunday afternoons and has a great selection of local arts and crafts

Thank JayAlice727
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Considering how expensive the Maori villages are, it was nice to be able to walk around this Maori neighbourhood for free. The only thing I regret is that there are not so many signs to explain what is what. But anyway, it was quiet and very enjoyable.

Thank petit-velo14
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

We firstly visited this site as part of the Mitere and Mitai Village combo tour. Our tour guide gave a personal account of the customs and history of the village which was very fascinating. The soldiers cemetery with raised burials, ancient canoe remains, meeting house, church etc. We returned the next day and had a look through the church which... More 

Thank Damo65
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 907 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Ohinemutu is the real deal, a Maori Village that you can see for free. The meeting house is lovely detailed carvings as is the store house. The Handcraft shop has a good range of souvenirs.

1 Thank MBB1952
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

The ancient Maori village, church and surround sites were a fascinating stop off along the tour trail. Quiet and hidden from the main tourist route, we enjoying talking with the local visitor centre guide and checking out the geothermal activity right in the street.

2 Thank Tavis C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Our tour group was lucky enough to be hosted by 2 village members. The meeting house, cemetery, and lake were interesting. We were grateful to participate in a greeting ceremony and ask about their life and culture. If you are on your own without a guide, you can take photos in 15 minutes; the interest lies in talking to people... More 

1 Thank chris y
Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Walk around the lake to the village to see an original Maori dwelling that is still in use. It is approximately 15 minutes from tourist central. The views are lovely cross the lake. Most of the spaces are closed to tourists, but it is lovely to witness. Some suggestions I would have to help draw more income to the community:... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This very little maori place is free to visit. There isn't really anything special. All you can see is a couple of maori buildings and some thermal activity(smoking water) nearby.

Thank MikkelMa
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Well worth a visit if you Maori buildings and artefacts.There is a lovely church at the side of a beautiful square. The shop selling Maori artefacts is also worth visiting.

Thank Dave S

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