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Timings : 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Time Required : 3 - 5 hours

Entry Fee : NZD 118 - Adult
NZD 58.65 - Student (10-15 years)
NZD 23.50 - Child (5-9 years)
NZD 320 - Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children)

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Mitai Maori Village, Rotorua Overview

Mitai Maori Village in Rotorua, New Zealand, is a way into the Maori culture with an evening of cultural events and historical highlights. From warriors in traditional attires on ancient canoes to the traditional Poi dance and dining on the delicious ‘Hangi’ lifted from the ground to the display of Maori art and history, the Mitai Maori Village Experience is an event to attend if you want to experience the beauty of Maori culture.

Dipped in the cultural spell of the Maoris amongst traditional music, dance and food, evenings at the Mitai Maori village in Rotorua, New Zealand, are a delight to be present. A warm reception awaits the guests right from their place of staying. Upon reaching the village, the community lays down the rules and parameters they follow, along with selecting a ‘Chief’ from the visitor group. With this, the ceremony of Pohiri begins, which is to welcome the guests to the sacred Maori lands.

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The Experience

Set in the midst of beautiful scenic views, the Mitai Maori Village Experience bewitches you with the sight Maori warriors in their traditional attires paddling in with the canoes, following which are the cultural shows for the evening. With music, dance and games, the evening is bundled with amusing and powerful performances like the ‘Haka’ war dance and Poi dance, and it features the customs and art of the Maoris.

The place is lit up by the glow worms and has a sacred freshwater spring, the “Fairy Spring” with an abundance of flora and fauna. In the dining service, traditionally cooked ‘Hangi’, which is lifted straight from the ground is available for the guests to enjoy and also to learn about its preparation.


Along with the Mitai Maori Village Experience there are various other packages with the Mitai Maori Village – Beauty by Night Combo Experience where you can experience Rainbow Springs at night along with the Mitai Maori Village, Wai, Kai and Relax Combo where you can dip into the hot pools and relax at the famous Polynesian Spa and the Spirit Mountain Combo Experience where you get guided excursion to the summit of Mount Ngongotaha in 4WD buggies and later the Mitai Maori Village Experience.

If you fancy the Maori traditions and culture, and want to learn about their customs and habits, the Mitai Maori Village Experience should definitely be a checkpoint in your travel journal!

How To Reach Mitai Maori Village

  • If you want to drive to the Mitai Maori Village, it takes about 10 minutes to reach here from central Rotorua through the route via Lake Road and State Highway 5.
  • The Baybus service, Bus number 1, is also available from Rotorua CBD till Fairy Springs Road beyond which it is a 4 minute walk to the village.

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