Cultural evening at Mitai Maori Village

An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Dine on a mouth watering traditional earth cooked Hangi feast!  


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An evening at Mitai Maori Village


A Sacred Place... A Spiritual Place...An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Enter the world of Mitai. 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 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.

Your evening meal is cooked in a traditional earth oven known as the Hangi.

Hot Selection:

  • Succulent New Zealand Lamb & Chicken
  • Potatoes (Rewai)
  • Sweet Potato (Kumara)
  • Stuffing: a combination of Bread, Mixed Herbs, Corn, Carrots & Peas
  • Seafood Chowder

Side Dishes:

  • Scalloped Potatoes baked with a Cheese topping
  • Freshly baked Garlic Bread


  • Cauliflower with Sesame Seeds (Seasonal)
  • Sweet Corn Medley
  • Freshly Tossed Garden Salad
  • Rice Salad


  • Tropical Fruit Salad
  • Chocolate Log
  • Steam Pudding with custard
  • Pavalova topped with cream and fresh fruit


  • Chilled Spring Water straight from Fairy Spring
  • Full bar facilities available 

-6.15pm Arrival at the village

-6.30pm Introduction

-6.40pm Unveiling of the Hangi

-6.45pm Waka ‘Turehu’ / Welcoming ceremony

-6.55pm Cultural performance

-8.00pm Hangi meal

-8.30pm Question and answer session

-9.00pm Guided bush walk and glow worm tour - One guide up to 50 people through the bush and glow worm walk. All guides are first-aid qualified

-9.30pm Depart Mitai Maori Village

As of the 4th April 2016  we provide courtesy transport from all local accommodation providers within the Rotorua city limits is between 4.45-5.10pm.

As of the 25th September 2016 we provide courtesy transport from all local accommodation within Rotorua city limits is between 5.45-6.10pm.

Departs: Rotorua - Operates nightly except for Christmas Day.



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