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Which Maori Experience

Which is the best and most comprehensive Maori show for one night? I have looked at Tamaki Maori Show, Mitai Maori Village, and Matariki Hange & Maori Cultural Performance.

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1. Re: Which Maori Experience

The Mitai & Rainbow Springs Combo tour is the most comprehensive as it includes a glow worm & nature walk, viewing kiwis, hangi dinner, Rainbow Springs nature park under nightlights and an informative Maori Cultural performance. The warriors arrive at Mitai by waka (boat) down the stream.

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2. Re: Which Maori Experience

Hi

|I was looking at Mitai for those reasons. We spend three nights in Rotorua in early March do we need to book befroe we arrive?

Thanks

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3. Re: Which Maori Experience

Usually you don't need to book if you are flexible with nights. However Mitai is popular and they do have booked out nights more often. If you book as soon as you arrive in Rotorua, you should be okay. The I siteoften has packages where you get a free entry to another attraction if you book Mitai there.

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4. Re: Which Maori Experience

We did Mitai last March.

A fairly decent evening's entertainment,reasonable food,drinks a tad pricey though.We also did the glowworms and kiwi's afterwards and actually got very close to the Kiwi's,excellent.You will be seated at long tables which will almost certainly be a mixed bunch of nationalities.We had Aussies and some Austrians on our table and had a good interaction with them all.

All in all a good evening out.They will collect you from your accommodation and return you afterwards.Our hosts booked the trip in advance for us.

Melbourne,Aus
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5. Re: Which Maori Experience

In reality, how many tourists to Rotorua go to more than one Maori cultral show to be able to compare them?

We chose Mitai after reading all the positive reviews here and did Rainbow springs as well and could find no fault with it.

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6. Re: Which Maori Experience

We did Mitai early this month and enjoyed it a lot. We were seated with a couple from the US and 5 people from the Czech Republic, whom we bumped into again the following day at Wai-o-tapu. The cultural show was very informative and entertaining. We got to look at the hangi food when they took it out from the earth oven. Buffet food was delicious and plentiful. Also enjoyed the nature walk after the meal to see the glow worms.

We bought tickets from the Rotorua iSite a day before and got to choose free tickets to some attractions - we chose Rotorua Museum.

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We did Mitai last week. We enjoyed it. Read the reviews on here under Mitai village as they are very comprehensive about what is involved and quite accurate. I went based on recommendations here....if you are a foodie, you will find the food tasty but basic. It's a good night out. We opted out of doing the kiwi add on - it was cheaper not to go and we were already seeing kiwis somewhere else. Plus by 9.30pm the days sightseeing was catching up with me and I was happy to go home to bed! Take your own car if you can, will save you time and you won't get caught up with all the tourists. It is expensive, but it is a touristy town and everything is expensive!

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8. Re: Which Maori Experience

If you want a great experience you can't go past Tamaki Maori Village, you are paying about the same as the others but you get longer and they are more professional, from the moment you get picked up from your accommodation untill they drop you back approx 4hrs later, it is a great night and you won't be dissapointed.

Texas
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9. Re: Which Maori Experience

If you drive your own car to this Maori show and do the after-show nighttime walk, be sure they drop you off at that car park first. It is a long way back to the car park from where you end the night time walk. They give you a ride back to your car but be sure you are the ones dropped off first. For some reason we had to ride around for 45 minutes while they first dropped off the people they picked up. What a waste of time!!!

But we really enjoyed the show and night time walk!!

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10. Re: Which Maori Experience

Definitely Mitai. Have fun.