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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7437
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Maori Hangi Dinner and Concert at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
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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 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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1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7437
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Most definitely recommend to see this.Took 13yr old daughter whom is NZ born who learnt so much about her own country.Sure is lovely.

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I went along to see what this was all about, and seeing as we had spent the night around the corner in Paihia then we thought it only right and proper as new Kiwis to do the ultimate Kiwi good citizen thing....More

Thank kimmyevo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of interesting historical information and our first taste of Maori welcome and entertainment. Lovely grounds and views.

Thank Louise W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Treaty grounds on a lovely morning while honeymooning with our 2 year old. We started off in the museum, which was one of the most engaging and interesting ones I've ever been to. The museum took us 1 hour to get through...More

Thank chrisg276rec
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sadly we didnt get to check out NZ history as there was a ridiculous entry fee of $40 pp - it did include the museum and a cultural show - but if you didnt want to do these (or have time) there was no discount...More

Thank gcgirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

I wish I left more time for looking around. We went in the morning but had other activities planned for the afternoon. We spent a couple of hours including the performance but could have spent a couple more hours looking around and reading the displays...More

Thank mcintoshjd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 13 year old son. Was a interesting experience. There was a going man in the show we saw who spent a while afterwards talking & showing my son the instruments & let him have a go at playing them which made the experience...More

Thank Jayne R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was interesting. Great tour guide. The museum is wonderful, packed with interesting details and presented in a way to contrast Maori and British perspectives. The show was lots of fun also.

Thank srgarber
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent visit. There is a museum, introductory informative movie of the treaty signing, a guide whose explanations of the history and site were given with great humour. All finished off with the cultural show. Definately worth a visit

Thank joanalex9
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an interesting place for those interested in History. Not worth making special trip or extra cost.

Thank pg1943
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Rachel H
23 February 2017|
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Response from 106emt | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a entry fee to the treaty grounds but well worth it, and you do not have to do the guided tour - that is extra - quite easy to have a look around yourself but will learn so much more with the guided tour.
10 December 2016|
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Response from Waitangi T | Property representative |
Kia Ora and thanks for your question. You can arrive any time during the day, no problem. If you intend taking a guided tour they leave every hour, and our first cultural performance is at 11am, then at 1pm and 3pm so you... More
12 September 2016|
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Response from Waitangi T | Property representative |
Kia ora, it is no problem for you to just come in without a booking and we will take care of you. Our tours go on the hour from 10am-4pm and we have 4 cultural performances a day, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. We look forward to... More