Mitai Maori Village. Welcome to Mitai Maori village in Rotorua. An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Be captivated by the displays of weaponry and combat, coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance. You'll be amazed by the spine tingling haka finale. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an indigenous cultural experience like no other.

Mitai Maori Village

Maori - Rotorua
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An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, 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 world famous sacred Fairy Spring. See your traditionally cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground. During our cultural performance, you'll learn about our past, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art).

Be captivated by the displays of weaponry and combat, coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance. You'll be amazed by the spine tingling haka finale. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an indigenous cultural experience like no other.

Nau mai, Haere mai - Welcome to Mitai

Hangi Meal

Mitai are proud to offer you an authentic hangi meal that is cooked in the earth oven known as 'the hangi pit'. Your menu includes a hot selection of succulent New Zealand Lamb & Chicken, Potatoes (Rewai), Sweet Potato (Kumara) and stuffing (a combination of Bread, Mixed Herbs, Corn, Carrots & Peas), along with a selection of side dishes, condiments, salads and desserts.

War Canoe/Waka

Hand carved by the Mitai family, the waka (ancient war canoe) paddles by, leaving you spellbound. See warriors in traditional dress traveling down the Wai-O-Whiro Stream as was done many years ago. This experience is powerful, emotional, truly captivating and unforgettable.

Cultural Performance

Our cultural performance is real, raw and earthy. It is a fascinating performance full of emotion and power.

In the tranquil natural bush setting, our performers take you back in time when the ancient Maori customs and traditions were part of everyday life. Through songs and dances plus tales and legends told, you will learn a great deal about our fascinating past. This is an interactive, and unforgettable experience for absolutely everyone to enjoy.

Glow Worms

Mitai Village is home to Rotorua's only glow worms in their natural setting. They make a spectacular backdrop to the beautiful stream that flows through the bush. Mitai is also home to the sacred Fairy Spring, that releases over twenty four million litres of pure spring water every day.

Beauty By Night

Beauty by Night Meets the People of the Land, combines our memorable Maori cultural experience with Rainbow Springs by night.

Following our spectacular cultural experience and succulent Hangi meal, walk through the bush to Rainbow Springs to experience Beauty by Night. Stroll through the park observing the flora and wildlife at night including the new walk-through outdoor kiwi enclosure.

It is an unique opportunity to enjoy Rainbow Springs under light. A unique and magical time is guaranteed. Return transfers to and from Mitai and Rainbow Springs are included within Rotorua's city limits.

Location

Mitai Maori Village is located on Fairy Springs Road, next to Rainbow Springs, just a five minute drive from the town centre. Return courtesy transport is provided within 10kms of the central business district. Pick up from your accommodation is between 5.45 to 6.15pm.

Mitai Maori Village, 196 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
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196 Fairy Springs Road
Rotorua
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