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Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass
from US$34.84*
Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass
from US$34.84*
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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 2 days ago

The $50NZ entrance fee per adult still feels a little steep, but the museum is excellent, the guided tour an informative & relevant summary(where, due to the provision of radio receivers there is no difficulty hearing), and the exhibits unique.

Thank Mythaluk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is steeped in NZ and Maori tradition, detailing how the Europeans traded with the Maoris in the Bay of Islands and then detailing how the British set up an agreement with the Maoris to give the land and rights to the Maoris.. hence...More

Thank Dave9960
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a morning in the treaty grounds with some excellent local guides adding flavour to the experience. The area is steeped in history and very well kept. Worthy of a visit.

Thank daleaus
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are heading to the Bay of Islands, you have to stop by here. Not only is it so historically significant but it is a great day out, with cultural activities, dances, etc. Recommended.

Thank helenCPL
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an awesome place!! This place is full of typical Maori character (the staff) their smiling faces and loving nature, funny yet very engaging and at times confronting with the delivery of how the Maori lived and their culture. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are also...More

Thank Happiness33532136212
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely evening with great food and great people. A small intimate concert that felt very personal. The staff were typical kiwis with a great sense of humour.

Thank annebO1038CZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to Waitangi treaty grounds in 6 but nobody of us was able to spend 50 dollars to enter, so we left without visiting the treaty grounds. It's really too expensive!!!

Thank Monika K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Omg what an emotional and captivating experience! My mum was in tears..... the Maori culture and performance was simply amazing. Well worth every dollar spent

Thank frog1966
Reviewed 6 days ago

To charge NZers $25 and overseas guests $50 to see a small old house, a Maori meeting house and acres of grass is a disgrace. Tour groups get a massive discount and we were offered half price tickets by one operator so why not be...More

Thank gnt255106
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to begin learning about New Zealand history and Maori culture. We toured the grounds and took in the cultural experience. We also got some great photos.

Thank martomsak
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Merja E
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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 Gill T | 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.