Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Paihia: Hours, Address, Waitangi Treaty Grounds Reviews: 4.5/5

Waitangi Treaty Grounds
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Waitangi Treaty Grounds welcomes you on a journey of the place where much of New Zealand’s history was shaped. An absolute must-do for all visitors to New Zealand, the award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a national treasure and tells our nation’s history of two peoples coming together under the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Enjoy an interactive full day experience in the two contemporary museums, powerful Māori cultural performances in the carved Māori Meeting House, insightful guided tours, lush native forest and gardens, art gallery and carving studio, traditional Māori waka (canoe), café and so much more, all with stunning views over the Bay of Islands. Hāngi and concert evenings are scheduled during the summer months – an intimate cultural experience not to be missed. The award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a must-do for all visitors to the Bay of Islands.
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Trevor Lee
3 contributions
National treasure
May 2021
Glad we took our time to see the facilities. A wonderful tour and cultural show. A must do for all New Zealanders
Written 1 June 2021
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Becky Gibson
Dunedin, New Zealand537 contributions
A must NZ history lesson
Apr 2021 • Family
You could easily spend a full day here looking at the various museums/displays, wondering the treaty grounds, Busby House and the cultural performances available. This was a great place for us to learn more about our history, over and above what we’re taught in school. Our 2 year old also enjoyed roaming the treaty grounds and the vast array of bird life on the grounds. Would highly recommend this to anyone both domestic and international tourists.
Written 31 May 2021
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Keith & Margaret
4 contributions
Wonderful, good history lesson
May 2021 • Couples
Everything was excellent, it is over 30 years we last visited. Great changes but would like to thank the lady that encouraged to go in and look at Te Ra Aroha, last room very emotional this told the story of the Maori Battlion cafe great
Written 26 May 2021
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David T
Takapuna, New Zealand91 contributions
Great family attraction!
May 2021 • Family
We had a great day at Waitangi. The staff and guides were super helpful and the grounds were pristine! We loved the cultural team in the marae. And the
Museums were brilliant. A must do
For every kiwi!
Written 22 May 2021
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Wayne M
Balclutha, New Zealand15 contributions
all kiwis should do this at least once
May 2021
very good historical look at the Maori perspective of how the treaty went down, great museums and a impressive cultural show to end the tour
Written 11 May 2021
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Clara C
Wellington, New Zealand30 contributions
Amazing guided tour and grounds
May 2021 • Couples
We arrived a bit late in the day, but were able to attend the last guided tour. The tour guide Ngati Kawa knew so much about what happened and is happening in the region and country. It was definetely enlightening! The grounds were also beautiful and well maintained! We highly recommend going to the grounds and attending a guided tour!
Written 10 May 2021
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projectk2016
Christchurch, New Zealand11 contributions
A must do experience
Apr 2021
We had a great time at the Treaty Grounds Having been here 7 years ago it was great to return and see the enhancements to make this an even better experience than last time. This time we did an excellent guided tour, went to a cultural performance (loved this!) and spoke with one of the carvers - all of these people interactions added to the other interesting places and things to see. Highly recommended
Written 3 May 2021
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Catherine E
Devonport, New Zealand7 contributions
Must do
Apr 2021
An excellent and entertaining tour guide took us through the Treaty grounds. I also enjoyed the new war memorial museum Te Rau Aroha which focuses on the 28th Maori Battalion - thought this was really well done and worth a visit just on its own. Worth a couple of visits to cover everything. Even the teenagers seemed to enjoy it. Cafe shuts at 3 pm unfortunately.
Written 30 April 2021
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Pete Y
Auckland, New Zealand702 contributions
Family history experience
Mar 2021 • Family
A great experience for gaining a greater understanding of Maori culture and New Zealand history. A must do when in Paihia, we spent 4 hours here over a long weekend, just take your time experience it all. Easy to walk paths and enough to keep the kids interested, loved the live show and the interactive displays.
Written 26 April 2021
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mpen032
Auckland Central, New Zealand25 contributions
Great experience
Apr 2021 • Family
This place is a must to visit while in Paihia. Make sure to do the guided tour and see the cultural show. The guided tour gives a personal perspective and historical account of the treaty and also just educational info about the place which is great to learn. The cultural show is amazing and they explain the dances and significance of the what they were showing. The museums were also great info and interactive. Highly recommend this place!
Written 20 April 2021
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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