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Mitai Maori Village Tour and Hangi

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Overview

Experience New Zealand’s living Maori culture in this Mitai Maori Village tour. Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the People of the Land and the Mitai Family who endeavoured to create a sacred and spiritual place where indigenous traditions are kept alive and where visitors enjoy genuine cultural experience unique in all of New Zealand. You will leave in awe and amazement at the fascinating Maori culture.

Enjoy a personalized meet and greet from one of our charming Maori maidens wearing traditional dress as you are picked up from your Rotorua accommodation, giving you the chance to take photos and start your evening in a spirit of anticipation.  

Learn the basic guidelines of entering a sacred place upon your arrival to the Mitai Maori Village. Pick a chief from among the visitors to represent the group. To be a chief is to be highly revered in Maori tradition.

Authentic

Admire the beauty of the native bush setting of the Mitai Maori village and understand the history of this significant area when it flourished in villages. Marvel at the sight of warriors dressed in traditional garb paddling an ancient warrior canoe (waka) as it floats down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and take advantage of your only chance in Rotorua to see glow worms in their natural surroundings. Feel the enchantment of the ‘Fairy Spring’ as you spy on eels and trout swimming in crystal clear water flowing directly from the earth.

Entertaining

Watch a compelling cultural performance complete with entertaining songs, dances, games and the powerful Maori war dance called ‘Haka.’  

Educational

Learn the ingredients of the traditional hangi and how it is prepared, and witness it raised from the ‘hangi’ pit or earth cooked oven in the ground. Understand the significance of the Ta Moko (tattoo) and other Maori customs, appreciate the art of carving, be entranced by the poi dance and musical instruments, and identify the flora and fauna that the Maori used for medicinal purposes. Get to know about our sacred freshwater spring and glow worms.

Dining

Enjoy a steaming selection of tender New Zealand meats and poultry in an authentic hangi dinner complete with crunchy salads and tasty vegetables, buffet style. Satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious dessert and take advantage of the full bar facilities on offer.

Beauty by Night Meets the People of the Land Combo*

This is your opportunity to combine your cultural experience with an enchanting visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park at night. Following your visit to Mitai, you are escorted through the bush to start your night-lit extravaganza of the nature park.

View wildlife and bush under an array of coloured lights. This is a truly magical blend of Maori Culture and nature in a unique all-in-one night time package to be remembered.

A guided tour of the night-time Kiwi walk through enclosure is also included.

Transfers to Mitai and Rainbow Springs are included within Rotorua’s city limits.

*1st October until 30th April only (Seasonal operation unless 10 x pax or more).

Mitai Maori Village

Mitai Concert

Mitai Maori Village

Mitai Warriors

Mitai Maori Village

Hangi feast

Mitai Maori Village

Mitai Concert

Mitai Maori Village

Mitai Concert

Mitai Maori Village

Mitai Concert

Mitai Maori Village

Mitai Concert

Cost per Person

October 2018 - September 2019

  • Adult: NZ$118
  • Student: NZ$58.65
  • Child: NZ$23.50

Upgrade to:

Beauty by Night Meets the People of the Land*

(1 Oct - 30 Apr only)

  • Adult: NZ$154
  • Student: NZ$83
  • Child: NZ$47

Child under 5 years is free of charge.
Group rates min 15pax: upon application
Adult: 16+
Student: 10-15 years
Child: 5-9 years
*See Overview for more details

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