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Address: 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is...

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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So much information on the Maori culture

We paid a little extra for a guided tour and it was worth every penny! We started out by the museum and walked through the grounds, stopping to talk about vegetation and trees... read more

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Olathe,k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We paid a little extra for a guided tour and it was worth every penny! We started out by the museum and walked through the grounds, stopping to talk about vegetation and trees. Then moved onto the war boats and learnt about how they were used in battle. After that we walked up to the flag posts and heard about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time at the Treaty grounds--very much enjoyed the Maori performance. It's a beautiful spot--stunning actually. We learned a lot about the Maori culture.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came here with a number of questions and a strong skepticism. I left with questions answered and a new understanding of the site's and Treaty's importance. The Waitangi Museum in particular, which opened in 2016, portrayed the situation in NZ before the Treaty very well. No punches were pulled and it is a 'warts and all' look at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I found the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to be very interesting and educational. Dean our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and provided a fun and entertaining tour. Would definitely recommend staying for the cultural performance at the end of the tour as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must for those people that want to know about New Zealand. The museum is comfortable, informative, and detailed. The exhibits are beautifully displayed The short walk up to the actual treaty grounds is pleasant. The restaurant here has a limited menu with excellent food. Don't miss the gift store with New Zealand treasures. The enter staff will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outstanding historical site, well worth the drive and admission fee. Children (under age 18) are free, adults are $40/person. Exceptionally well-done, modern museum and movie set the foundation of understanding. The tour guide was highly knowledgeable and has direct lineage to those who made history and had personal stories to share. We also enjoyed meeting one of the talented carvers,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a guided tour and a cultural show, both of which exceeded our expectations. Very imformative and proffessional. Neew museum is great too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had visited a lot of cultural,places and things in Rotorua, so we're uncertain about visiting the Waitangi Treaty grounds. When we went to the entrance, prices are not posted, and when we asked $40.00 was the entrance fee whether we wanted all the inclusions or just to walk around and visit. WE left, we only had an hour, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this place is a must if in the area.Well worth the entrance fee with a guided tour,culture in the meeting house,dance,songs etc.We spent 5 hours happily soaking up the history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would highly recommend visiting the Waitangi Treat Grounds and going on a tour with the cultural experience. Although not the cheapest option, the guide was super friendly and hugely knowledgeable, and the cultural experience was a privilege to watch. The museum there too is very interesting and well set out. Suitable in all weather, although some is outside.

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