Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens
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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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evman00
Christchurch, New Zealand196 contributions
May 2022 • Business
Really enjoyed the tour and Learnt so much. Recommend this tour for all NZ citizens and tourists.
The show in the Marae was excellent and the man who took the tour was great.
Written 15 May 2022
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Shelley
2 contributions
May 2022 • Business
Awesome guided tour around the grounds, followed by a fantastic cultural show and delicious hangi for dinner 😀
Written 7 May 2022
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vanfamAuckland
Waiuku, New Zealand183 contributions
May 2022
We took a guided tour through the museum and the grounds, which was informative, relaxed and very enjoyable. the whole place is beautifully presented and has a peaceful feeling about it. Stunning location with amazing views from the top of the treaty grounds. A very important part of the history of NZ - recommended.
Written 5 May 2022
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Paulette P
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand72 contributions
Feb 2022
What a sobering experience of all the History that is told in the Musuem and on the Guided Tour. The guide was a real character and made the tour fabulous
Written 3 May 2022
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Awa T
Whangarei, New Zealand43 contributions
Apr 2022
The kapa haka perfiormance was excellent! There were 6 performers but if you weren't looking directly at them you would have sworn there were at least 20! The quality of the show, the informative korero and the overall performance was first class. Well done. This alone was worth paying for.
Written 24 April 2022
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Beth and Anton
11 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We were here on a rainy day! Decided to visit the grounds and take part in the inclusive tour. Great headsets made hearing everything easy no matter how many people in the group. The tour guide we had (wish I could remember his name but he said one of his ancestors had signed the Treaty document) was really knowledgeable, had a great sense of humour and told the history in a way that was captivating, educational and easy to understand/appreciate. He was fab! Really enjoyed the tour despite the weather and we loved the experience of going into the Marae. All the staff we encountered were really friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this as an educational yet captivating experience.
Written 5 April 2022
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Linda J
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Sad to discover entry charges of $25pp for NZ citizens to visit such an important site in our history. Last time we visited there was free access to the grounds, now all fenced off. We didn't go in.
Written 13 March 2022
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Shelley M
Albany, New Zealand434 contributions
Mar 2022
I was impressed at the grounds being so well set out. Looks well presented and we were met by a lovely young lady who made us feel very welcome and provided lots of information and a map. Lots of parking, cafe on site also. Must admit the entry fee of $30 adult for a new zealander was a bit steep.
Written 12 March 2022
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Bharti
Gisborne, New Zealand2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Was very moving and very special.
Loved the performance of the beautiful artists for cultural experience.
Written 12 February 2022
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Michael B
Auckland Central, New Zealand24 contributions
Jan 2022
Our guide was really informative and had a great sense of humour. We loved the cultural performance and the staff were really friendly. Every New Zealander should try and get here, there is so much history and it gives you a better understanding of the complexities of the Treaty. Also, the gift shop is worth a visit with reasonably priced gifts.
Written 1 February 2022
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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