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Mitai

http://www.mitai.co.nz/

Guided tours of a traditional Maori village and of nearby freshwater springs. Cultural experience with storytelling, song and dance and displays of Maori warrior weaponry. Five minutes drive from Rotorua.

Tamaki Maori Village

http://www.maoriculture.co.nz/

Cultural tours in a pre-European Maori village. Experience includes traditional speeches and dances, displays of village activities, and a buffet-style hangi meal. Return coach transport to Rotorua provided.

Te Puia

http://www.tepuia.com/

New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, including carving and weaving schools. Midday Maori concert performances and evening entertainment, including songs and dance and a hangi meal.

Whakarewarewa Thermal Village

http://www.whakarewarewa.com/

Guided tours of a Maori thermal village, cultural performances and demonstrations, naturally steamed hangi meal.

World of Maori

http://www.worldofmaori.co.nz/

Evening cultural concert performances followed by a hangi dinner, held in Rakeiao Marae on the shores of Lake Rotoiti. Twenty minutes from Rotorua (courtesy transport provided).