Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: New Zealand, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua

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  • 3 hours
  • Rotorua
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Mitai Maori Village offers you an authentic cultural evening incorporating a traditional earth cooked Hangi feast. Witness warriors in traditional dress paddle in an ancient canoe. Be captivated by the displays of weaponry, Haka, coupled with the grace of the poi dance. Learn about carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). Marvel at the sacred Fairy Spring flowing directly from earth, view our glow worms in their natural habitat. This experience is powerful, truly captivating and memorable.

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Stop At: Mitai Maori Village, 196 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua New Zealand

Enter the world of Mitai, and learn about the history of this area which was once flourished in villages. See our fierce warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • 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
  • Cultural Performance
  • Courtesy transport from all registered local accommodation providers within Rotorua
  • Entry/Admission - Mitai Maori Village

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Please note there is a small walk through the forest which has some steps and uneven ground in some areas
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Infant seats are subject to availability
  • ***Bookings could be cancelled due to lack of numbers - we advise customers the date you are booked to visit to allow for any late bookings. Thank you for your understanding!!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • We do not discriminate where visitors choose not to wear masks - all at your own discretion
Departure Point

196 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pickup for registered locations only.

**Winter: Pickup between 5.15pm and 5.45pm...
**Summer: Pickup between 5.45pm to 6.15pm

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


27 Jan, 2023

It was an amazing experience. Brought my family who visited from overseas, and they loved the experience, the culture, and the customs that was shared. Sharing of Kai and hearing stories about the ancestors


24 Jan, 2023

We attended the cultural experience last night and found it to be one of the best tours on our trip. We ate a delicious meal cooked with traditional methods, and enjoyed the cultural show and beautiful song. Our favourite part was learning more about Maori culture.

Jo H

23 Jan, 2023

Absolutely worth every cent and some. Always wanted to experience the culture and a Hangi It didn't disappoint !! Met beautiful people, made new friends. Food was awesome. Do not miss the opportunity to experience this !!!


22 Jan, 2023

Fantastic experience for all ages. Sadly our “chief” from Manchester didn’t understand the importance of his job role and showed little respect for the process and performance, making inappropriate jokes and unable to construct a coherent response when asked to deliver a short speech as part of the theatre. Wish the host had taken steps to choose someone else. However, the set, atmosphere and dance depicted an accurate insight into Māori culture and it’s traditions. Each dance and song delivered with high energy and spirit (even though they do this every day, many times). Glow worm trail was sweet although please mention to tourists NOT to use their phone flash as their lights go out. Having been raised amongst Cook islanders, Rarotongans and the Māori community in the 70s/80s, I’ve had my fair share of Hāngī’s, (a traditional New Zealand Māori method of cooking food using heated rocks buried in a pit oven, called an umu). The offering was tasty and abundant, and was appreciated enormously by the end of the evening by both the adults and children. A great introduction into Māori tradition and culture. I hope these values continue down throughout the community and is embraced by its young. We will definitely return with friends next year. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.


22 Jan, 2023

Great food, good people, entertaining experiences. I loved every minute. I’d definitely recommend it.

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