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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience & Buffet Dinner

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Spend the evening at Mitai Māori village to experience the culture, traditions, and cuisine of New Zealand’s indigenous people.


  • Travel to Mitai Māori with complimentary round-trip transportation and be regaled with creative storytelling around the history, culture, and traditions of this village.

  • After a welcoming ceremony, a traditional meal is unveiled and set to slow cook in an earth oven for consumption at the end of your visit.

  • You will be privy to warriors paddling down the Wai-o-Whiro stream by canoe, and cultural performances galore.

  • Stroll through nature and see an ancient fortified village, the spring of Te Puna Tapu o Tuhoe, and glow worms illuminating the forest.

  • Discover the ways of living, natural resources, and survival techniques used by indigenous peoples.

  • Wind down with authentic food cooked in a hāngī pit, and engage in a lively question and answer session.


  • Round trip transportation

  • Full buffet hāngī dinner

  • Cultural performances

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

A Cultural Immersion Like no Other

Enter the Mitai Māori area ready for an evening of cultural immersion. You will be welcomed by the friendly inhabitants with an energizing ceremony. Then, see the food that will be eaten later as it is unveiled and set into the hāngī pit to slowly cook.

A majestic sight unfolds as Māori warriors paddle their canoes down the Wai-o-Whiro stream. Painted in dazzling colors and rowing in sync, the display is at once intimidating and satisfying to watch. Next, experience exciting cultural performances as you understand the past and present lives of the people in this area.

Let Nature Guide You

This experience involves a walk in the forest, where you will go through an ancient fortified village and past the Te Puna Tapu o Tuhoe spring - a precious natural resource for the region. Your walk will be brightened by a plethora of glow worms hanging around. Come back to camp and feast on meat, chicken, kumara, and more from the hāngī pit. Travel back with complimentary transportation as you reflect on learnings from your mystical evening.

Important Information

  • This is an indoor and outdoor experience so it is recommended to dress for the weather.


  • Mon to Sun: 6pm to 9pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • You can either opt for pick up or choose to reach the meeting point directly.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs. In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please arrive at your hotel lobby 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time.

Meeting Point (If not opted for Hotel Pick-up)

  • Show your ticket at Mitai Maori Village

  • Address: 196 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand

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