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.