Mitai Maori Village Evening Tour
A night of traditional stories and cultural song and dance
- Experience the traditional 'waka' or warrior canoe welcoming performance
- Watch the lifting of the hangi during a feast served from the traditional ground oven
- Explore the surrounding bush and see the magical glowworms
- Learn about local Maori culture and watch the powerful Haka dance
What to expect
This is truly a unique and unforgettable night where you can experience one of the world's oldest remaining cultures of the local Maori people and see the glowworms illuminate their natural habitat. You will be warmly welcomed by warriors in traditional dress on the waka or warrior canoe as the night begins. A delicious feast of both Maori and western food is served, and you can watch the raising of the hangi, which is the traditional oven beneath the soil that is used to cook your meal. After sharing your meal with other participants, get ready for the highlight of the night, from the elegant poi dance to the powerful haka, you'll be immersed in a cultural performance like no other. You'll also have the chance to learn about the traditional weapons and tools used, the beautiful tattoo art and the history and stories of the Maori people. Be captivated by this village experience and astounded by the beauty of nature and tradition.