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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7437
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
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+64 9-402 7437
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had not been here for many years and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Make sure you take the guided tour well worth it.

Thank gadiver2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The grounds and exhibits here are beautiful. There is lots of information available and the guides are full of answers. We enjoyed the cultural show but you certainly don't have to go in if you don't want to. The space is stunning and the views...More

Thank kgrow17
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great exhibits on beautiful grounds. The museum was interesting with lots of information. You could read and absorb as much or as little as you wanted. Lots of interesting artifacts. Loved the war canoes and cultural show. The cricket set on the lawns was very...More

Thank Sam D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is probably the best cultural and historic experience that we have enjoyed in over 9 months of travelling. Absolutely everything, and everybody, were EXCELLENT!

Thank W4lking
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Like most New Zealanders I have visited the Treaty grounds before. They now have a New Muesum and cultural preformance and to be honest I was reluctant to spent $20 boy was I wrong. The museum is very well done and explains in a quite...More

Thank Martin H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well presented history of New Zealand. The museum itself could take a few hours to read all of the information provided. The cultural performance was excellent and is included in the price of entry. A guided tour is also included in the ticket price.

Thank AdventuringClan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent visit. Great guide who was entertaining and informative. Well paced guided tour and excellent cultural performance. Excellent all round

Thank rebeccar19702018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of an - albeit - short stop in NZ on a cruise from Sydney via S.Sea island to Hawaii. It's a MUST both historically and scenically, with its amazing park and views out to the sea! Very friendly and hospitable front...More

Thank topmail2222
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Informative and interesting tour and talk about he Maori in Paihia. Including the U.K. monarchy connections.

Thank Ben F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a beautiful area. I was quite surprised at how "humble" the buildings on the grounds were. Hard to believe something as historic as the founding of a whole country happened here. The educational displays and presentations are wonderful and the surrounding area is...More

Thank Chris R
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swrdcrawford
12 July 2018|
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Response from Gabriela M | 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.
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nicolasmith2018
1 January 2018|
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Response from DrChrisChan | Reviewed this property |
Not unless you want your dog 🐶 on the menu 😂 🤣
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mammicino
15 November 2017|
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Response from DaveBAmersham | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour took about 45 minutes. I would say it would not not be suitable for young children. There are no facilities that would be of interest like play areas. The tour would not be of interest because of the deep... More
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