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 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

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

Courtesy return transport available from all registered accommodation providers within Rotorua.

Mitai Maori Village Experience

Prices valid until 30th September 2019

  • Adult – $118.00
  • Student (10-15 years) – $58.65
  • Child (5-9 years) – $23.50
  • Child under 5 – free
  • Family (2 adults and 2 x students 10-15 years) – $320.00

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).

Courtesy return transport available from all registered accommodation providers within Rotorua.

Beauty by Night Combo Experience

Prices valid until 30th September 2019

  • Adult – $154.00
  • Student (10-15yrs) – $83.00
  • Child (5-9yrs) – $47.00
  • Child under 5 – FREE
  • Family (2 adults and 2 x students 10-15 years) – $422.00

Wai, Kai and Relax Combo

Polynesian Spa (Deluxe Lake Spa) & Mitai Maori Village

Dive into displays of weaponry and combat shown through performance, listen to legendary tales and feast on a delicious hangi meal. Then relax and ease any tension with the healing properties of two natural springs at the world famous Polynesian Spa.

Be enthralled by the warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream (WAI – WATER), and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat. Witness your traditional earth cooked hangi feast (KAI – FOOD) being lifted from the ground and in the tranquil natural bush setting, performers take you back in time when the ancient Maori customs and traditions were part of everyday life. Through songs and dances plus tales and legends told, you will learn a great deal about this fascinating past.

Along with enjoying this emotional and powerful experience, submerse yourself and embrace nature’s sanctuary and slip into five mineral hot pools overlooking Lake Rotorua at Polynesian Spa’s world famous Lake Spa bathing. Try the cold plunge pool, lounge on geothermal recliners and enjoy deluxe changing rooms.

Courtesy transport is provided from Motel / Hotels within Rotorua for the Mitai Maori Village experience. You will need to make your own way to Polynesian Spa within the opening times of 8am to 11pm (last entry 10:15pm). Complimentary towels, lockers, heated recliners and access to our Lake Spa lounge is included with the Deluxe Lake Spa bathing experience.

Polynesian Spa entry will be valid for 3 months from date of purchase or up until 30th September 2019.

Wai, Kai and Relax Combo

Prices valid until 30th September 2019

  • Adults (16 years and over) $156.00
  • Student (10-15 years) $102.00
  • Child (5-9 years) $71.00

Spirit Mountain Combo Experience

Adventure Playground 4WD Buggy and Mitai Maori Village

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 Buggy activity.  Courtesy return transfers available from all registered local accommodation providers within Rotorua for the Mitai Maori Village portion of the combo.

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.

Spirit Mountain Combo Experience

* REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 2 x adults to operate

Prices valid until 30th September 2019

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