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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
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+64 9-402 7437
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Every NZer should visit Waitangi! This was a really interesting visit with a very balanced view of The treaty and history surrounding it. I went having done a lot of reading about it recently and still learnt plenty! The tour was interesting and the cultural...More

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit back after almost 20 years and I was sceptical given that it cost $50 per person. The museum inside the front gate was fabulous and we were still there an hour later when we needed to join our tour with...More

Thank jillreading08
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were a little sceptical before taking this tour but our fears were unfounded. The tour was conducted by a Mouri guide who explained in great detail the history and the treaty. Beautiful grounds and ancient woodland Would recommend it

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not cheap but the treaty grounds were packed full of interesting history and great quality interpretation (museum, films and interactive displays). The Cultural performance was very good and highly polished. The only let down was the poor quality tour (patronising unprofessional commentary, too big a...More

Thank John T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolute rip off , $25 to look at a garden , there should be an option to pay for the guided tour and Maori dance separate from a walk in a rather shabby looking garden and over priced gift shop

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant day spent at the treaty grounds.. Took the tour given by Aaron? (Sorry if I’m wrong) He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Maori culture and very proud of the long boats, the cultural show at the end of the tour was...More

Thank Gill T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited many years ago and not great. Now very good both in presentation and content a must visit for all kiwis, plan to spend some time there. Good to see kiwis get a discount for visiting, more attractions should do this.We did our own thing...More

Thank cockies2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history is amazing with great guides. Ours had a marvellous sense of humour. The views are wonderful The gardens amazing.

Thank Pauline R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We 'popped in' for a couple of hours and found it so interesting that we came back the following day. The museum was very informative and we did a tour which included a cultural show as a well as filling in more history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Pahia and fully intended to visit Waitangi. We were confused on arrival as there are no signs up with the prices. We had to ask and in turn the young woman asked where we were from, when we told her Melbourne...More

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nicolasmith2018
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Response from DrChrisChan | Reviewed this property |
Not unless you want your dog 🐶 on the menu 😂 🤣
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mammicino
15 November 2017|
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Response from DaveBAmersham | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour took about 45 minutes. I would say it would not not be suitable for young children. There are no facilities that would be of interest like play areas. The tour would not be of interest because of the deep... More
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Rachel H
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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.
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