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Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass
From US$34.77*
Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass
From US$34.77*
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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...more
1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7437
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent value for money! The guided tour was extremely well spoken and provided interesting facts. The 30 minute cultural performances included in the price (as was the tour), was brilliant! The museum to do at your own pace was also interesting to read and really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife had been before with our family but I hadn’t and I am so glad we went. The cultural show was extremely good and the meeting house was very impressive. The overall experience is such that it should be compulsory for all visitors whether...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gerryharvey
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must visit that gives you a great historic overview of the Maori and European settlement of New Zealand over the centuries and the resulting Waitangi Treaty. The museum is fantastic and easy to interpret, our guided tour was brilliant, the treaty grounds are set...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RoundupCT
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very interesting venue which displays the history of the of the development of the relationship between local and English peoples in a very realistic, sensible and easy to comprehend fashion. The site provides a very relaxing and inviting venue to learn much...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 23PeterJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the Treaty Grounds whilst staying in Paihia and what a treat it was. We booked the tour and cultural performance and it was worth every penny. The museum is outstanding. The tour guide was really informative and passionate. Plenty of time to walk the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ajb1207
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are only a short walk from where the tender from our cruise ship docked in Paihia. Signs clearly show the way to go. The modern buildings housing the museum and entry are by no means an indication of the beautifully restored...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graham J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in Paihia, you must go. I could have spent hours there. The museum was fantastic. As was the tour and cultural show. It gives a very clear history of the founding of New Zealand. If you spend any time in NZ, you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 729ashleyr
Reviewed 4 days ago

You will learn how the British established the treaty establishing New Zealand as a colony from the Maori. You will also learn how the Maori were deceived by their "translation"

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BobLDallas_TX
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came into the Bay of the Islands on a cruise ship and had to tender to shore. I was pleasantly surprised to see the signage showing the direction to the Treaty Grounds right from where the Tender boats landed. The treaty is an agreement...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An Enriching cultural experience made very informative with a knowledgeable and entertaining personal guide. The grounds are beautifully maintained with lovely flowers everywhere The presentation and show inside the treaty house was spectacular. Cultural dancers were so gifted and genuinely heartfelt. A truly culturally enriching...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Merja E
29 September 2018|
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Response from Val F | Reviewed this property |
Same price however long you are there, seriously though, its worth making time for eh😉😊
Merja E
29 September 2018|
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Response from gillt96 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes I’m sure u can just visit the museum but to be honest it really would be a shame not to see it all and take the tour, personally I’d look at reducing time elsewhere just to do thiis...
12 July 2018|
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Response from gsdm01 | Reviewed this property |
It’s like a 30 min walk from the pier. There’s no bus or taxi in Paihia, but maybe your hotel can offer you a lift. You can also check if Waitangui treaty Grounds offer this service.