An evening at Mitai Māori Village will give you an authentic introduction to Māori Culture leaving you amazed and in awe. We invite you to come and share in the culture of our people and discover who we are as Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa, New Zealand
VOYAGE OF MĀORI HERITAGE WITH MITAI MĀORI VILLAGE
ENTER THE WORLD OF MITAI AND ENJOY THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE!
- Open rain or shine
- Dress for the weather
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Bar facilities available on site, no alcoholic beverages to be brought onto or taken from the premises
- Some limitations for wheelchair accessibility during walk through the forest
- No transfers included in this package self drive only
- Adult Ages 16+
- Child Ages 5-9
- Infant Ages 4 and under
We bring you the ultimate cultural experience!
Voyage of Māori Heritage with Mitai Māori Village signifies an immersive adventure designed to take participants on a meaningful exploration of the core intrinsic elements of Māori culture.
Cultural Performance & Experience!
Embark on this journey as you partake in the revelation of the traditional hangi feast and relish for lunch in buffet style, bear witness to the fierce warriors navigating the war canoe along the tranquil waters of Wai-o-Whiro stream and immerse yourself in a rich cultural performance of haka and other items, we welcome participation & learning. Embrace nature exploring the echoes of the ancient reconstructed fortified village site unraveling the ways of life of the Māori and the natural spring Te Wai Whakarukuhanga a Atua (The place of the Gods) also known as Te Puna Tapu o Tuhoe (a famous ancestor and tribe).
Buffet, the delicious tempting traditional hangi food of the Great Ocean of Kiwa!
Our hāngī earth oven kai (food) includes meat, chicken, kumara and much more.
The hāngī is cooked in an earth-oven, a hole 1-2m into the ground, the baskets of kai (food) are placed on hot stones at the bottom of a hāngī pit. The kai is then covered to trap the heat, the steam and heat from heated hāngī stones infuses the kai with delicious earthy flavours while it cooks for 3-4 hours. Come and try out the delicious tempting food.
Note: We specialise in serving “hangi”. Our menu does cater for some dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and we have some vegan options available – all our meats are halal.
Your Experience Includes:
- Greeting by host on arrival
- View the unveiling of traditional hangi meal
- Wai o Whiro Stream – Dynamic scene of warriors on the waka taua (war canoe)
- Puna Tapu – Sacred spring
- Powhiri & wero in the old Pā (village) site
- Cultural Performance
- Interactive participation (Poi, haka etc)
- Full Hangi Buffet Lunch
- Poroporoaki – Farewell