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“An interesting glimpse at NZ history” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Waitangi Treaty Grounds
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Owner description: 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.
Urenui, New Zealand
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“An interesting glimpse at NZ history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

The relaxed method of visiting - you can take a guided tour or just soak up the atmosphere on one's own

Visited May 2012
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“A unique cultural and historical treasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

We visited a few days before Waitangi Day, and enjoyed the experience. We learned so much about Maori legacy and its impact. We enjoyed the views of the Bay of Islands, the war canoes, and the meeting house and other buildings on the site.

We wish we could have had more time to wander - but we all agree it was well worth the trip up from Auckland to see this for ourselves. It's a rich historical gem that ought to be experienced first-hand.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“A well kept Kiwi Attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

Awesome Kiwi History on display. The birthplace of NZ's co-existance. So well kept, the entire area, even outside the treaty grounds were immaculate.

Visited May 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Cultural historical interest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

We happened to go on Waitangi Day so entrance was free, there was a fete and a naval salute. It was interesting seeing the traditional Maori meeting house and the massive waka (canoe).

Visited February 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

Loved that the $25 entrance fee is waived for NZ residents! Beautifully maintained grounds, historic buildings, very special place and well worth an hour or two to visit.

Visited May 2012
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