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“Great place to learn NZ history”

Waitangi Treaty Grounds
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass
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Maori Hangi Dinner and Concert at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
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Shore Excursion: Bay of Islands Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Paihia
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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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As we came in via a cruise ship they offered a 20% discount on the entry fee. The entry fee included a guided tour with an extremely knowledgeable guide, a fantastic cultural performance and the chance to wander through the very new, interactive museum and the beautiful forest walks. Well worth going.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is the real highlight here. So informative and presented in a variety of accessible ways. We could have spent a day just in the museum.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hangi was fabulous. The walk through the bush with challenges from the Maori chiefs was very exciting with Maori calls all around. The concert was the highlight for me. The tribute to the 25th Maori Battalion was very emotional and their performance was excellent. Well done Waitangi and their staff for an excellent evening. Thoroughly recommend this experience to all.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide Kaz was hilarious, with a dry sense of humour. If you're doing the tour, keep in mind that you won't be taken inside the House of Assembly during the tour, so if you're keen to go inside, don't do the tour around midday. My group's tour ended just as the performance group locked the House for their preparation, and I had to leave for my boat, so didn't get the chance to go in. Noooo. At least there are photos of the inside of the House online.

Thank Stef T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did find it fascinating how the history of the treaty is presented, the museum is great, and I enjoyed the cultural performance in the Meeting House, better than another one I saw, though they are all very similar in what they do. However our guide was boring and seemed to talk a lot without saying anything. They provided speaker phone things so you could hear him if you were at the back of the crowd, but their range was very short and kept cutting out.

Thank Anne-Marie M
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