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Mitere Mitai Combo Experience with Hangi Feast and Cultural Performance

Mitere Mitai Combo Experience with Hangi Feast and Cultural Performance
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Mitere Mitai Combo Experience with Hangi Feast and Cultural Performance
US$93.94
Overview
Explore New Zealand’s native Maori culture on this 5-hour Mitere Mitai combo experience from Rotorua. Travel with your guide to Ohinemutu Village and Mitai Maori Village, on the banks of Lake Rotorua. Discover traditional Maori customs, legends, songs and dances, and hear how the Maoris’ past affects their future. See important sites including Tamatekapua Meeting House and St Faith’s Church. See Maori warriors canoe along the Wai-o-whiro Stream and marvel at bright glow-worms in their natural habitat. Watch the mighty ‘haka’ war dance and enjoy a delicious ‘hangi’ lunch.
What to Expect
This journey begins where our friendly Maori host will collect guests from their selected accommodation within Rotorua and will be escorted to their first destination the historic Ohinemutu Village which is situated on the shores of Lake Rotorua.  Here the guests will be invited to the sacred village of Ohinemutu to learn first hand about the customs, protocols, history and legends of this significant region.

Guests have the opportunity to ask intimate questions about us as a Maori, but more importantly they are able to learn how the past influences our future as modern Maori in society today.

View the majestic Tamatekapua Meeting House and the St Faiths Church which is rich in history,  

Following on from this 1 hour interactive experience at Ohinemutu Village guests will depart for Mitai Maori Village nestled at the foot of our sacred mountain “Ngongotaha”.

Mitai Maori Village will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an authentic indigenous cultural experience like no other. The evening is guaranteed to leave you enthralled by the fascinating Maori Culture.

Upon arrival to Mitai Maori Village you will learn the basic guidelines of entering such a sacred place. 

Authentic: Enter the world of Mitai and be enthralled by the natural bush setting, and learn of the past times and history of this significant area which once was occupied and flourished in villages. 

See warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat. Marvel at the crystal clear water full of eels and trout flowing directly from the earth at the sacred “Fairy Spring”.

Entertaining: Be captivated by songs, dances and games in a rich powerful entertaining cultural concert, complete with the spine tingling “Haka” Maori war dance.

Educational: View the uplifting of the hangi from the earth cooked oven (Hangi Pit) in the ground and learn the preparation and contents of the traditional hangi.  Learn the art of Ta Moko (tattoo), Maori customs, Musical instrument, Poi dance (Ball on the end of a string), Carving, Flora and fauna and the medicinal uses and learn of our glow worm and the sacred freshwater spring.

Dining: The authentic hangi dinner includes a hot selection of succulent New Zealand meats and poultry, delicious vegetables and fresh salads, topped off with tempting dessert buffet style.  Full bar facilities are available.

Your journey ends when you arrive back at your accommodation.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very cool!

The time posted in the lonely planet book was an hour wrong so we missed the first walk - however the presentation was fabulous, would have liked to see something more traditional for dinner but it was delicious nonetheless. Cool walk to see the glow...More

Thank Jesikah C
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile
Ok...

I would give the food 5 stars and was the highlight of the evening. The evening was very rushed and really not worth the money that it costs. We decided against the negative reviews as we wanted to experience Maori culture and were advised that...More

1  Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 18 May 2018
Wonderful Experience

From the tour with lots of historical knowledge and explanations of the carvings, war boats and food preparation, to watching the Maori men row down the river, to the cultural performance and the delicious buffet dinner (with lots of meat and vegetarian options), we thoroughly...More

Thank akrotewicz
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile
Great night out

Maori performance was really enjoyable, and it was nice to learn about the traditions of the Mitai tribe. There was plenty of fantastic food with good desserts. The glow worm tour was great but slightly rushed, but having a funny and friendly guide made up...More

1  Thank Paige G
Reviewed 22 April 2018
Enjoyable evening

We had a very enjoyable evening at Mitai! Unfortunately, an error in their booking system with daylight savings meant we arrived a full hour late, but they gave us free drinks and allowed us to continue on the Kiwi Experience and glow worm tour to...More

1  Thank 517Claire
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