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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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1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are interested in the history of New Zealand, this is a must see. We bought the day pass and spent about 3 hours on the site. Included was a tour (wonderfully presented by a Maori guide), a Maori cultural performance (impressive), a walk...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A hugely important place in New Zealand history. To reach here from Paihia is around a 45 minute walk. I would give it all day as there is a lot to do. I spent 5-6 hours in the grounds. The interactive museum is which gives...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed yesterday

I went on a rainy day, so some of the views could've been spectacular. I'll never know. It was informative and the highlight was the Maori cultural show and seeing the 120 person boat made from just a couple of trees. The tour guide left...More

Thank Natalie S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The day at the museum and grounds were well spent and a learning experience beyond expected! However , the concert followed by a modern hangi left us speechless! The glimpse into some of the traditions of the Maori culture and sharing a meal with strangers...More

Thank IRS74
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Waitangi is a good place to spend a day learning about New Zealand history with an emphasis on the origin of the country. Wonderful hands on artifacts are here such as a waka and traditional Maori buildings as well as state buildings. The guided tour...More

Thank ttm85
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don't leave Northland without visiting this highly informative and well presented cultural experience. The best presented experience of the NZ Maori history for foreign travellers.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the guided tour and cultural experienced and were very pleased we did. Plus reasonably priced entry fee gave us free entry for the rest of the week so we could go back...which we did. Learned more about early NZ Aotearoa history, Declaration of...More

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a simple way to see and learn about Maori culture and history. Our guide was called John and he was very informative and humorous. The culture display was fun to see.

Thank 73Sharon
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Reviewed 4 days ago

when we went to New Zealand we had no idea how important to this countries history this was but having been there I would recommend a visit to anyone visiting the area it is rich in culture and history and well worthy a visit

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is definitely one of our best and interesting visits during our 4 week trip of New Zealand. The tour guide around the grounds is very good and well organised. The highlight is the cultural show which was so impressive and full of energy. We...More

Thank Ian_rana
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nicolasmith2018
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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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Rachel H
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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.
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