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Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

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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
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Pickup from your Rotorua hotel
Duration
3h
Return Details
Drop-off to your Rotorua hotel
Inclusions
  • 3 hour nightly cultural experience
  • Hangi served from a buffet alongside other side dishes and dessert
  • Participate in a short guided bush walk to learn of the flora and fauna
  • Courtesy transport from all registered local accommodation providers within Rotorua
  • Entry/Admission - Mitai Maori Village
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own care person
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately - warm comfortable clothing and walking footwear
  • Need to advise the selected registered accommodation provider within Rotorua for courtesy transport
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This is a great evening! I really enjoyed the insight into Maori culture and our guide for the evening was funny and respectful! Obviously it's a bit of a show but I found it very fun and helped me understand a bit more of the Maori background.
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Response from MitaiRotorua, Marketing Assistant at Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora Heather Thank you for sharing your time with us at Mitai Maori Village. We thrive on giving our manuhiri (visitors) the opportunity to take a glimpse into our unique indigenous Maori culture through the sharing of our kai (food), cultural performance, sacred landscape and history. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience and got to know more of our culture. Nga Mihi Nui Te Mitai Whanau (Mitai Family)
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We enjoyed the walk through the property, being able to see the glow worms and the food was amazing. There was heaps to eat and they just kept bringing it out. The highlight was the MC for the night, the walk around the park he explained everything and made the evening very
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Response from MitaiRotorua, Marketing Assistant at Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora buffykc Thank you for sharing your time with us at Mitai Maori Village. We thrive on giving our manuhiri (visitors) the opportunity to take a glimpse into our unique indigenous Maori culture through the sharing of our kai (food), cultural performance, sacred landscape and history. We are pleased your family enjoyed the experience and we will pass on your feedback to our MC Nga Mihi Nui Te Mitai Whanau (Mitai Family)
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If you're only after the show and you can appreciate good food in a fast-food type of situation, then go for it... I felt that there were too many people! After the show everyone pretty much dove into the buffet food, which was all gone in about 20 minutes. I couldn't keep up.
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Whilst there are several of these experiences to be had in Rotorua, we chose Mitai Maori Village Experience. The entire show and performances was fantastic. The performers and evening master of ceremonies were a credit to the organisation. This was a real highlight of our trip.
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Response from MitaiRotorua, Marketing Assistant at Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia Ora (Hello) Bryanmac Thank you for sharing your time with us at Mitai Maori Village. We thrive on giving our manuhiri (visitors) the opportunity to take a glimpse into our unique indigenous Maori culture through the sharing of our kai (food), cultural performance, sacred landscape and history. We are pleased you were impressed with our "masters of ceremonies" We will pass on your feedback. Nga Mihi Nui Te Mitai Whanau (Mitai Family)
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Hassle. From the cultural performance which we found amazing, to the delicious Hangi dinner, as well as the wonderful MC’ing and greetings in the languages of all comfort countries represented on the night, Mitai Village have definitely bottled the right formula for a fantastic
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  • Mitai Maori Village
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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