Tickets for the Mitai Maori Village – Evening with Dance and Traditional Dinner – Rotorua

Highlights

  • The visit of a site completely dedicated to Maori culture

  • The demonstration of traditional arts (dances, culinary arts etc.)

  • The walk along natural resources and glowworms

  • The buffet meal cooked in traditional Maori style

Essential info*

Duration 3hrs

Languages
  • English

Starting time 5:10 PM, 6:10 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Experience a traditional Maori evening in a Maori village and discover this people’s ancient customs!

Immerse yourself in Maori culture upon your arrival at the Mitai village. Enjoy a copious buffet-meal cooked using a traditional Maori method in an oven dug in the ground (according to the Hangi method). You will taste different meats and sauces, potatoes and sweet potatoes, fish soup, fresh artisanal bread and tropical fruits...

You will assist in a typical Maori performance: traditional song and dance (including the famous haka), a demonstration of arms, explanations on tattoo art by the chief of the village, story and legend telling, and the history of the Maori peoples relationship with European colonizers...

After the dinner and show, you will set off on a guided tour of the Mitai Forest, the only site where the glowworms of Rotorua live in their natural habitat. Their light and glow gives a particular atmosphere to the site. During this stroll, a Maori guide will explain how Maoris consider natural resources as an interface between men and gods and your guide will recount a number of myths. You will learn about the use of medicinal plants and local fauna. You will also see warriors in battle attire paddle a traditional canoe (the “Waka”) and descend the Wai-O-Whiro river. 

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Location: Mitai Maori Village, Rotorua
  • Times: please make your way to the village before 5:10pm in winter (April to September) or at 6:10pm in summer (October to March)
     
  • Please remember to bring warm clothes during the winter period (April to September)
  • The Mitai Maori Village is a tourist site highlighting Maori culture and traditions. This is not a village inhabited by Maori tribes
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • The evening in the Mitai Maori Village
  • The dinner: “Hangi” cuisine presented as a buffet
  • The artistic performances (music, dance, combat)
  • The guided walking tour in the forest
  • The informative commentary throughout the evening

Not included

  • Other drinks apart from water
  • Transport to the sight
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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