Mitai Māori Village is an indigenous cultural experience incorporating a traditional hāngī meal, cultural performance, warrior canoe and sacred freshwater spring. Nau mai, haere mai – welcome!
The story of the migration of Tamatekapua of the Te Arawa canoe to Aotearoa and the Māori Pacifica connection told in dance form. Come and join us in this Māori and Island fusion extravaganza, including a feast for the ravenous.
Your Polynesian dinner will include pork, chicken, taro, island style potato salad, and much more. The meats and vegetables are cooked in a traditional hāngī /umu – an earth-oven dug 1-2 metres deep into the ground where the baskets of kai (food) are placed on hot stones at the bottom of the pit. The kai is then covered to trap the heat, and the steam and heat from stones infuses the kai with delicious earthy flavours while it cooks for 3-4 hours. Come and try out the delicious tempting hula food of the Great Ocean of Kiwa.