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An Authentic Traditional Mitai Maori Village Experience!

The Mitai Family endeavour to bring you the most authentic Maori Cultural experience in NZ today.

Mitai Maori Village will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an authentic indigenous cultural experience like no other. The evening is guaranteed to leave you enthralled by the fascinating Maori Culture.

Your evening begins with a pick up from your Rotorua accommodation providing you with a warm and personalized meet and greet from one of our beautiful Maori Maidens dressed in the traditional attire, providing you with the opportunity to take a photograph and to embrace the hospitality of our Maori people. Upon arrival to our Mitai Maori Village you will learn the basic guidelines of entering such a sacred place. Select a Chief to represent those visiting our village, representation of your group is considered to be honorable high ranking status in Maoridom.

Authentic: Enter the world of Mitai and be enthralled by the natural bush setting, and learn of the past times and history of this significant area which once was occupied and flourished in villages.

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”.

Entertaining: Be captivated by songs, dances and games in a rich powerful entertaining cultural concert, complete with the spine tingling “Haka” Maori war dance.

Educational: View the uplifting of the hangi from the earth cooked oven (Hangi Pit) in the ground and learn the preparation and contents of the traditional hangi. Learn the art of Ta Moko (tattoo), Maori customs, Musical instrument, Poi dance (Ball on the end of a string), Carving, Flora and fauna and the medicinal uses and learn of our glow worm and the sacred freshwater spring.

Dining: The authentic hangi dinner includes a hot selection of succulent New Zealand meats and poultry, delicious vegetables and fresh salads, topped off with tempting dessert buffet style. Full bar facilities are available.

Open every evening except for Christmas Day.

Suitable for all age groups/ child friendly / wheel chair friendly

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Mitai Maori Village ExperiencePrices valid until 30th September 2017Family (2 Adults + 2 Children 10 - 15 yrs old) - $315.00

  • Adult – $116.00
  • Student (10-15 years) – $57.50
  • Child (5-9 years) – $22.50
  • Child under 5 – free

Date:

Showing: Fri, 18th Aug 2017

Mitai Maori Village Experience

5:30pm


Ancient World Daytime Guided Tour

“Step back into a time prior to European settlement in New Zealand and learn how the tribe of Ngati Whakaue, situated at the base of Mount Ngongotaha, once lived their everyday lives.

Gaze upon the sparkling blue water of our beautiful sacred spring Waiwhakarukuhanga-atua (water where gods plunge) which was and still is, regarded as a portal to the underworld.

Hear the history of the patupaiarehe (fairies) who would descend the misty slopes of Mount Ngongotaha to drink from its sacred waters and the Maori priest of old who prayed at the spring to consult with the gods before making plans for the future.

The spring was later renamed Te Puna a Tuhoe (the Spring of Tuhoe) named after the famous chief Tuhoe-potiki who once resided at this sacred spring.

Learn the knowledge Maori have of the flora and fauna and their medicinal purposes that have been handed down from generation to generation.  Rongoa (Maori medicine) was used for a variety of purposes including healing wounds to cleansing the body from toxins.  Discover which flora and fauna were used as a staple food source for the Maori people and other uses Maori had for plants in their everyday living.

Tread the footprints of our ancestors into the Maori village situated on the ancient village of Pukepoto.  Learn about the various whare (houses), pataka (food storehouse), whakairo (carvings), puhara (watch towers) and tu-watawata (palisading) that are located within the Maori village.

Learn the techniques that Maori used to catch birds, fish and eels and how Maori utilised trapping tools such as hinaki (nets) and bird troughs to catch their prey.

The experience will finish with a refreshing drink of water sourced from our sacred spring and a taste of our Rewana bread (Maori bread) made from a family recipe that has been in the family for over a hundred years.

Duration: This tour is 1.5 hours in total duration.

This offering does not include a cultural performance or a meal.

Transport is not provided.

Available DAILY (except 25th Dec)

The tour will operate on a minimum 2 x adults.

Bookings are essential 24 hours prior to participating in the tour.

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Ancient World Daytime Guided TourPrices valid until 30th September 2017Adult - $40.00

  • Adult – $40.00
  • Student (10-15 years) – $20.00
  • Child (5-9 years) – $15.00
  • Child under 5 – free
  • DAILY (except 25th Dec)

Date:

Showing: Fri, 18th Aug 2017

Ancient World - Daytime Traditional Maori Guided Tour

11:00am

1:00pm


Beauty by Night Combo Experience

Mitai Maori Village and Rainbow Springs

This is your opportunity to combine your cultural experience with an enchanting visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park by Night. Following your visit to Mitai, you are escorted through the bush to start your night lit extravaganza of the Rainbow Springs Nature Park.

Throughout your time at Mitai Maori Village you will enjoy the following inclusions:

Authentic: Enter the world of Mitai and be enthralled by the natural bush setting, and learn of the past times and history of this significant area which once was occupied and flourished in villages.

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”.

Entertaining: Be captivated by songs, dances and games in a rich powerful entertaining cultural concert, complete with the spine tingling “Haka” Maori war dance.

Educational: View the uplifting of the hangi from the earth cooked oven (Hangi Pit) in the ground and learn the preparation and contents of the traditional hangi. Learn the art of Ta Moko (tattoo), Maori customs, Musical instrument, Poi dance (Ball on the end of a string), Carving, Flora and fauna and the medicinal uses and learn of our glow worm and the sacred freshwater spring.

Dining: The authentic hangi dinner includes a hot selection of succulent New Zealand meats and poultry, delicious vegetables and fresh salads, topped off with tempting dessert buffet style. Full bar facilities are available.

View wildlife and bush: During your time at Rainbow Springs you will enjoy the opportunity to enter the Kiwi enclosure and to see the Kiwi up close, and hear them forage for bugs. See the nocturnal creatures that normally hide, like the Morepork, Kiwi and Tuatara. See trout up close, gliding through the cold clear water in an underwater viewer

A guided tour of the night-time Kiwi walk through enclosure is also included.

You have the opportunity to return to Rainbow Springs the following day with FREE entry into the Rainbow Springs Park. (Transport not provided for the return visit the following day to Rainbow Springs).

Transfers to Mitai and Rainbow Springs are included within Rotorua’s city limits.

Seasonal combo offering nightly (except 25th Dec) from the 1st Oct till 30th April.

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Beauty by Night Combo ExperiencePrices valid until 30th September 2017Family (2 Adults & 2 10-15yrs olds) - $400.00

  • Adult – $150.00
  • Student (10-15yrs) – $81.00
  • Child (5-9yrs) – $44.00
  • Child under 5 – FREE

Date:

Showing: Fri, 18th Aug 2017
No tours are available on this date

Mitere Mitai Combo Experience

Ohinemutu Village tour and Mitai Maori Village

This journey begins where our friendly Maori host will collect guests from their selected accommodation and will be escorted to their first destination the historic Ohinemutu Village which is situated on the shores of Lake Rotorua.

Here the guests will be invited to the sacred village of Ohinemutu to learn first hand about the customs, protocols, history and legends of this significant region.

Guests have the opportunity to ask intimate questions about us as a Maori, but more importantly they are able to learn how the past influences our future as modern Maori in society today.

View the outside of the majestic Tamatekapua Meeting House and the St Faiths Church which is rich in history.

Following on from this 1 hour interactive experience at Ohinemutu Village guests will depart for Mitai Maori Village nestled at the foot of our sacred mountain “Ngongotaha”.

Mitai Maori Village will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an authentic indigenous cultural experience like no other. The evening is guaranteed to leave you enthralled by the fascinating Maori Culture.

Your evening begins with a pick up from your Rotorua accommodation providing you with a warm and personalized meet and greet from one of our beautiful Maori Maidens dressed in the traditional attire, providing you with the opportunity to take a photograph and to embrace the hospitality of our Maori people. Upon arrival to our Mitai Maori Village you will learn the basic guidelines of entering such a sacred place. Select a Chief to represent those visiting our village, representation of your group is considered to be honorable high ranking status in Maoridom.

Authentic: Enter the world of Mitai and be enthralled by the natural bush setting, and learn of the past times and history of this significant area which once was occupied and flourished in villages.

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”.

Entertaining: Be captivated by songs, dances and games in a rich powerful entertaining cultural concert, complete with the spine tingling “Haka” Maori war dance.

Educational: View the uplifting of the hangi from the earth cooked oven (Hangi Pit) in the ground and learn the preparation and contents of the traditional hangiLearn the art of Ta Moko (tattoo), Maori customs, Musical instrument, Poi dance (Ball on the end of a string), Carving, Flora and fauna and the medicinal uses and learn of our glow worm and the sacred freshwater spring.

Dining: The authentic hangi dinner includes a hot selection of succulent New Zealand meats and poultry, delicious vegetables and fresh salads, topped off with tempting dessert buffet style.  Full bar facilities are available.

Return courtesy transport from ALL accommodations within Rotorua.

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Mitere Mitai Combo ExperiencePrices valid until 30th September 2017Family (2 Adults & 2 10-15yrs olds) - $374.00

  • Adult – $139.00
  • Student (10-15yrs) – $73.00
  • Child (5-9yrs) – $42.00
  • Child under 5 – FREE

Date:

Showing: Fri, 18th Aug 2017

Mitere Mitai Combo - (Ohinemutu Village & Mitai Maori Village)

4:00pm


Spirit Mountain Combo Experience

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN where culture starts in Rotorua”

A combo package offering and a guided scenic excursion to the summit of Mount Ngongotaha in 4WD buggies, followed by an authentic introduction to Maori culture at Mitai Maori Village.

Your journey at Adventure Playground provides you with an amazing opportunity to discover the beauty of Rotorua and surrounding areas from the summit of the sacred Mount Ngongotaha.  No driving experience is required as you are escorted through working farmland viewing cattle and sheep, travel over 100 year old forestry trails, lush native bush showcases our famous Silver Fern which captures the most spectacular, breath taking views overlooking Lake Rotorua and beyond.  An evening at the authentic Mitai Maori Village for a traditional earth cooked Hangi meal, witness a rich, powerful and educational cultural performance, view warriors dressed in the traditional attire paddling an ancient war canoe (waka), view the sacred and spiritual fresh water “Fairy Spring” and glow worms set within their natural habitat, participate in a short guided bush walk where you learn of the flora and fauna and the medicinal purposes.

Transport not provided for the daytime 4WD activity. Courtesy transfers from all local accommodation providers in Rotorua for Mitai Maori Village.

4WD Buggy excursion times available daily at 10.30am or 2.30pm. Please advise the preferred time when placing the reservation.

The tour will operate on a minimum of 2 x adults.

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Spirit Mountain Combo ExperiencePrices valid until 30th September 2017Adult - $189.00

  • Adult – $189.00
  • Student (10-15 years) – $98.00
  • Child (5-9 years) – $47.50
  • Child under 5 – free

Date:

Showing: Fri, 18th Aug 2017

Spirit Mountain Combo - (Adventure Playground & Mitai Maori Village)

10:30am

2:30pm