Rotorua has an abundance of fabulous eateries to indulge every appetite.
Situated at the lake-front end of Tutanekai Street, Rotorua's premier dining district Eat Streat is packed with 13 cafes, restaurants and bars.
Providing exceptional quality in food, wine and entertainment, Eat Streat is vibrant, offers variety and is a veritable venue of good taste. Bon
Dining with Culture
As they say, 'When in Rome', and when in Rotorua, take the opportunity to experience a variety of authentic Maori kai (Kai is the Maori word for
food). Combining traditional Maori cultural entertainment with the exquisite and wholesome taste of pre-European cuisine, there are a number of
excellent venues to experience the richness of the indigenous people of New Zealand.
From the traditional Hangi to sumptuous buffets offering the finest of New Zealand's bounty, including the Maori staple native root vegetable,
the Kumara (sweet potato), an authentic Maori meal is a must in Rotorua.
An innovative method of cooking a meal for the whole tribe, the hangi is essentially an earth oven. Utilising hot rocks, steam, layers of
blanketing and earth, the laying of a hangi is an intricate and time consuming process. But the outcome is a delectable delight, nurtured and
cooked by the earth itself!
Choosing a sight, digging the pit, heating particularly chosen volcanic rocks, preparing and laying out the food, and timing the hangi to
perfection are all unique skills handed down through generations. The hangi is a distinctive dining experience, a truly ancient way of feasting
and is offered in all its flavoursome bounty to visitors to Rotorua today.
This week's featured dining options in Rotorua are:
Maori - Rotorua
Welcome to Mitai Maori village in Rotorua. An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Be captivated by the displays of weaponry and combat, coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance. You'll be amazed by the spine tingling haka finale. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an indigenous cultural experience like no other. More...
Maori - Rotorua - Starting from $110.00 per person
Complete your adventure through Rotorua with a traditional Maori "hangi" feast. You'll travel by coach to Tamaki Maori Village where your local guide will escort you on a cultural journey to the "marae" (Maori village), the life force of New Zealand's indigenous people. Take the opportunity to engage in an evening of local customs including a traditional Maori dinner feast. More...