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Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass
From USD 35.19*
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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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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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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
Thank tvlman1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An incredible experience seeing the traditions of the mauri people. A must do if in the area. Also had the hani dinner, very tasty and a very interesting evening with shows and demonstrations from mauri tribe performance.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Snips91
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Explore the early history of Maori-Pakeha relations in a beautiful environment. Especially enjoyed visiting the Treaty House, which has many interesting exhibits. Also enjoyed the cultural performance in the Meeting House, but would have liked more info on the Meeting House itself.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank V8870FUjulieb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an excellent spot to get a quick briefing on Maori/White relations over the last two hundred years. The guide was very smooth and a wee bit too quick. The performers were just great. I loved the grounds and the cafe. I also enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Madshus
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful Maori guide that was a descendant of James Busby and shared stories with great passion and detail. It’s important to get the full picture of what happened from a tour like this.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelBug282
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit I would recommend you set aside at least half a day if not more the museum has so much to pique your interest you can lose quite a few hours just reading and watching the videos. The show is good to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our guide was knowledable and engaging. He made it come alive. He was the best backwards walker I have every seen. The show inside was good but I am short and was at the back so a little hard to see. There seemed to be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LynAC
Reviewed 6 days ago

NZ$50 per person! The Day Pass actually lasts for 2 days but why you would want to go back for the 2nd day, I really don't know. What's even more annoying is that New Zealanders only pay $25, and this is still way too much....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.