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Address: 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-402 7437
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is...

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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This is part of the heritage of NZ where the Maori tribes came together to sign the Treaty of Waitangi. Although we have been here previously the wonderful ambience was still... read more

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is part of the heritage of NZ where the Maori tribes came together to sign the Treaty of Waitangi. Although we have been here previously the wonderful ambience was still tangible. The new museum is world class with many excellent information panels, videos and artifacts. The gift shop had only opened the day before after undoing extensive renovations. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This a must see for all kiwis and tourists. A world class facility detailing the birth of NZ , the signing of the treaty that is the founding document and a fantastic view from the Treaty Grounds of the Bay of Islands Allow a couple of hours and finish with a time for reflection in the cafe

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Meeting House, the Governors house, the museum and the grounds each have a story to tell and, like the pieces in a jig saw puzzle, the visit is well worth it. I wanted to know the fine detail and actually bought the book from the museum shop!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Waitangi treaty ground is awesome. There is also a museum. Booked a tour and I was very impressed that each people got headset so that you can listen to the tour guide clearly. Staffs were very friendly. This concluded with cultural performance. One of the best experience. Highly recommended to all.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our visit included the museum, guided tour, cultural performance, Treaty House and marae. As New Zealanders (hubby descended from whalers and me descended from Maori on both sides of my family) it was particularly significant. It was an unexpected delight to find photos of my tipuna and to read their stories. The grounds are lovely and we easily spent a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although it seems expensive to get in ( 40 dollars) you get a very informative guided tour, an entertaining cultural performance, the opportunity to wander round the beautiful grounds and visit the house of the first British Resident of New Zealand. There is also a wonderful museum with excellent videos showing not only what led to the Treaty of 1840... More 

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I always wanted to go up to the sight treaty was signed it was s great day , informative guide and lovely views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Waitangi makes clear what Maori's history is. Located on the place where the inhabitants signed the (bad translated) treaty with the English, you feel, hear and understand the history of Maori's in New Zealand. The museum is wonderful. Gives a clear view on history. Even better is the tour and demonstration of Maori dances and songs. Touristic?? Does that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great cultural experience. Make sure you allow at least half a day! Has a really good gift shop, well priced and all made in NZ.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

To start with, we did book through an online company so only paid £23 per adult and we all thought this was great value. The views and grounds are beautiful, the newly refurbished museum was interesting and well worth an hours perusal, and then we had a very interesting guided tour and cultural performance. The tour guide was engaging and... More 

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