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Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

From US$82.10
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
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Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua
From US$82.10
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Summer 6:30pm Performance
Summer 6:30pm Evening Performance and Meal.
From US$82.13
Winter 5:30pm Performance
Winter 5:30pm Evening Performance and Meal
From US$82.13
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.
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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Reviewed 3 days ago
Maori culture experience

It was a very interesting night. The history was great and the food was excellent. The walk in the dark was a little scary as it had been raining but very informative. The host was funny as he welcomed people from all over the world...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 4 days ago
A little twee but food delicious, the night tour interesting and the show not too long

We were a small group and a lot of the evening experiences meant eating past 10pm, so we chose Mitai Maori evening simply for meal timing, which was perfect having done a full day touring beforehand. The meal is delicious, the talk during in various...More

Thank juliebarrett1964
Reviewed 5 days ago
Very enjoyable and fun night

My wife and I thorough enjoyed our night recently whilst visiting Rotorua. The food was delicious and plentiful and the show very informative. One tip when visiting the glow worms after dinner, hang to the back of the crowd as you get a better view...More

Thank Biddleonia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great learning experience

My husband and I stayed in Rotorua in April and prebooked the Mitai Maori Village tour. Cannot believe that they do this 364 days a year. Place was full but a lovely night it was. We had a hungi with the most amazing chicken and...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Entertaining evening

Well presented Maori cultural demonstrations. First some warriors paddle down a river chanting. Then there a Maori woman talks about traditions and shows a traditional canoe. Before dinner, there is a lot of welcoming talks, music, and sticking out of their tongues. After dinner, a...More

Thank Dave S
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