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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7437
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and the indigenous Maori in February 1840. Set on a stunning site overlooking the Bay of Islands, Waitangi is an absolute must-see for all visitors to the North, international and New Zealanders alike. Attractions include the historic Treaty House, a giant flagstaff, a unique fully carved Maori meeting house and the the world's largest single-hulled canoe (waka). Guided tours and cultural performances run at regular intervals throughout the day. Open daily except Christmas.
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1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7437
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Reviewed yesterday

Always a lovely place to visit, Waitangi now has a well-designed and very interesting history interpretation centre - well worth a leisurely visit. Take your time and read or listen to the various media stations. The bush area outside was also very special with lots...More

Thank MRS565
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Would highly recommend the day pass for $40. You get a 22 minute introduction video, 50 minute guided tour which is followed by a cultural performance lasting around half an hour. The tour was awesome - the guide was so knowledgeable and presents the information...More

Thank DavidGoddard91
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day out with so much history. All my kids loved it, the activity packs for children were fun and the guide really made the history come alive and help you understand the significance of the place. The cultural show was great, such talented performers....More

Thank NikE7
Reviewed 3 days ago

The day was windy and overcast but I soon forgot about the weather as our guide took us around the Grounds, telling us the history of how New Zealand started. It was an interesting day. We finished off the tour with a stop at the...More

Thank Brenss
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very worthwhile visit to the Treaty Grounds which provided a very thorough and balanced view on some of the challenges of the past between the locals and the invaders. Worth paying for the cultural experience.

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family visited on our road trip. Wonderful, calm, breathtaking place, absolutely exceeded our expectations!

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a most intense experience and rekindled my love of history and my passion for living in the best place in the world.

Thank Therese F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is beautiful in the sunshine, you can look out onto the bay of islands from the flagstaff and treaty grounds. A lot of history in the walking tour, which was also fun. This is a must do cultural experience whilst in Bay of...More

Thank archapman1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We knew nothing about the history of the Mauri and the British treaty when we arrived but by the time we left, we felt like we had walked with the Mauri people and the British settlers. The tours were thorough and interesting (even my 15...More

Thank Esther A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with a 5 year old & 2 year old. The tour is informative, and the cultural performance was impressive. There is so much to do, we would have stayed a lot longer if it wasn't for the kids. Great to see they've thought...More

Thank libsnz
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Rachel H
23 February 2017|
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Response from 106emt | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a entry fee to the treaty grounds but well worth it, and you do not have to do the guided tour - that is extra - quite easy to have a look around yourself but will learn so much more with the guided tour.
10 December 2016|
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Response from Waitangi T | Property representative |
Kia Ora and thanks for your question. You can arrive any time during the day, no problem. If you intend taking a guided tour they leave every hour, and our first cultural performance is at 11am, then at 1pm and 3pm so you... More
13 September 2016|
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Response from Waitangi T | Property representative |
Kia ora, it is no problem for you to just come in without a booking and we will take care of you. Our tours go on the hour from 10am-4pm and we have 4 cultural performances a day, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. We look forward to... More