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Eat Streat in Rotorua

Rotorua Dining

Rotorua has an abundance of fabulous eateries to indulge every appetite.

Eat Streat

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 Appétit!

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.

The Hangi

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:

Featured Dining

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Maori - Rotorua - Starting from $120.00 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.

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Mitere Mitai Combo Experience with Hangi Feast and Cultural Performance

Mitere Mitai Combo Experience with Hangi Feast and Cultural Performance

Maori - Rotorua - Starting from $139.00 per person

A comprehensive personalised 1 hour encounter through Ohinemutu Village – educated in protocols and history while absorbing the landmarks of this region.  View the majestic Tamatekapua Meeting House and St Faiths Church; learn about the customs, protocols, and legends. Following this experience visit Mitai Maori Village for a 3 hour authentic cultural evening; witness warriors paddling an ancient canoe, rich and powerful cultural performance and dine on a succulent earth cooked Hangi. ... More...

5-Day Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

5-Day Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

Multi-day Tour - Auckland - Starting from $1629.00 per person

Do and see it all on a five-day adventure from Auckland that takes you to Waitangi, Rotorua, Waitomo and Middle-earth! Your journey reveals the history and natural beauty of New Zealand’s North Island on a dolphin-spotting cruise across the Bay of Islands and a drive along Ninety Mile Beach at Cape Reinga. Enjoy a magical boat ride through the glowworm grotto at Waitomo Caves, and dine at a Maori village in Rotorua. With sheep dogs, kiwi birds and Hobbit holes included, this five-day North... More...

Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

Maori - Rotorua - Starting from $116.00 per person

Mitai Maori Village offers you an authentic cultural evening incorporating a traditional earth cooked Hangi feast. Witness warriors in traditional dress paddle in an ancient canoe. Be captivated by the displays of weaponry, Haka, coupled with the grace of the poi dance. Learn about carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). Marvel at the sacred Fairy Spring flowing directly from earth, view our glow worms in their natural habitat. This experience is powerful, truly captivating and memorable. More...

Maori Hangi and Cultural Performance with 4WD Buggy Adventure in Rotorua

Maori Hangi and Cultural Performance with 4WD Buggy Adventure in Rotorua

Maori - Rotorua - Starting from $189.00 per person

Enjoy this memorable and spiritual combo experience situated only a 5 minute drive from central Rotorua. You will take part in two activities with a fully guided off-road, 4WD buggy adventure as well as visiting a traditional Maori Village giving an authentic introduction to the Maori culture, hearing Maori stories, seeing Maori warriors paddling in an ancient warrior canoe before enjoying a traditional earth cooked Hangi feast for dinner.

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Tuscany Villas Rotorua - Heritage CollectionTuscany Villas Rotorua - Heritage Collection - Hotel.

Set in landscaped grounds, Tuscany Villas Rotorua offers elegant rooms with spa baths and free Wi-Fi. A 15-minute walk...

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and PerformanceRotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance - Maori - Rotorua. Starting from $120.00 per person.

Complete your adventure through Rotorua with a traditional Maori "hangi" feast. You'll travel by coach to Tamaki...

 

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