Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and captivating heritage of the Maori people at Mitai Maori Village, located in the heart of Rotorua, New Zealand.
Our cultural evenings offer an authentic and unforgettable experience where you can discover the essence of Maori culture, customs, and history.
At Mitai Maori Village, we believe in preserving and sharing the unique traditions of our ancestors, and our cultural evenings are designed to provide an immersive journey into the Maori way of life.
You will be welcomed with warm hospitality and a genuine sense of community by our peopleas you enter our village.
You will be awestruck as you watch our warriors paddling and chanting on a war canoe down Wai-o-Whiro stream surrounded by the lush greenery of the forest.
Our cultural evenings feature a range of activities that showcase the depth and beauty of Maori culture. Witness the powerful and awe-inspiring haka, a traditional Maori war dance that embodies strength, unity, and spirit.
Marvel at the graceful and mesmerising poi dance, where skilled performers twirl and spin balls attached to twine, creating a captivating visual spectacle to showcase the stories being sung.
Glimpse our traditional method of cooking within the ground pit of heated rocks the ‘hangi’, our earth oven. We invite you to indulge in this traditional hangi feast, where mouthwatering food is cooked accompanied with other dishes to compliment the buffet including dessert.
We offer a wide selection of New Zealand Wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages to compliment your meal.
As the evening unfolds, explore our village and learn about the significant landmarks and stories that shape our culture. Engage with our knowledgeable guides, who will share captivating tales of Maori legends, myths, and the connection to the land that holds deep within our people. Discover our hidden treasures, the sacred spring Te Puna Tapu A Tuhoe and see the glow worms light up the banks of the stream
Whether visiting Rotorua for the first time or seeking a deeper understanding of Maori culture, Mitai Maori Village offer an enriching and educational experience for everyone.
We welcome all to join us at Mitai Maori Village, where the spirit of the Maori people comes to life. Book your cultural evening with us today and embark on a journey of discovery that will leave you with lasting memories.