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Mitai Maori Village: Cultural Experience and Dinner Buffet

Mitai Maori Village: Cultural Experience and Dinner Buffet

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Visit a traditional Maori village and learn more about their customs and rituals at an amazing cultural experience, including a tasty hangi feast and dessert.

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Duration 3 hours
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Pickup optional
Pickup from registered accommodations in Rotorua. If the place of pickup is not registered, contact Mitai Maori Village for alternative options. Pickup is from 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM. Please contact Mitai Maori Village if you have not received confirmation of transfers prior to your visit.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take part in a Maori cultural experience
  • See the uplifting of the traditional earth-cooked hangi
  • Watch the formidable haka war dance
  • Go on a bush walk to learn about the flora and fauna, see glow worms and view the sacred Fairy Spring
Full description
Enter a Maori village in a natural bush setting and learn about their customs during an immersive cultural experience. Following pickup from your Rotorua accommodation, if option booked, get a warm meet and greet from a beautiful Maori maiden dressed in traditional attire. Learn the guidelines to enter the sacred site and select a chief from your group to represent those visiting the village. See warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe down the Wai-o-whiro stream and marvel at glow worms in their natural habitat. Be captivated by the songs and dances of an entertaining concert, complete with the spine-tingling haka war dance. Watch as the hangi feast is removed from the earth-cooked oven, explore the art of ta moko (tattoo) and more.  Feast on a hot selection of succulent meats and poultry, vegetables and fresh salads, topped off with tempting desserts.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Rotorua accommodations, if option booked
  • 3-hour cultural experience
  • Hangi buffet feast, including dessert
  • Cultural performance
  • Short guided bush walk
  • Beverages (available to purchase)

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Meeting point

Meet at 196 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015.

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Important information

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  • It is recommended you wear flat walking shoes and comfortable clothes, including a jacket during the winter months
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 124 reviews

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Very welcoming and friendly, the people were amazing. A fantastic night with local Maori tradition, history and culture. From the canoe demonstration down the magnificent natural spring river to the wonderful music, singing and traditional dances to the language and stories, we just were blown away by the whole experience. From looking at how the Hangi was cooked in the ground to the amazing spread to eat, it was plentiful. We really had a fantastic experience, we were surrounded by great people all night and had an amazing time. Very memorable indeed, thank you. Highly recommended

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November 20, 2022

We really enjoyed this Māori experience. It was very informative and entertaining. We got to experience so much in the one evening! The hangi was delicious with lots of food. The dancing and singing was wonderful and learning the stories behind the dancing was so interesting. We also got to walk in the forest area and see the glow worms after the hangi. A great night all round.

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October 31, 2022

Très belle soirée instructive dans ce village typique Maori (bien que la plupart des éléments soient mis en scène pour le besoin de l'activité). Notre chauffeur était très sympathique et le repas très bon (surtout les desserts !) Nous regrettons juste le lieu du repas qui fait cantine d'école primaire, et pas du tout authentique. Leur forêt est magnifique et son atmosphère, enivrante.

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October 23, 2022

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