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Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House

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Address: Waitangi National Trust Estate, New Zealand
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Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House

This is a must stop. The house is reconstructed as close to original as possible but has been 'deconstructed' to show how things like a lack of bricks was over come. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Fort Worth

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a must stop. The house is reconstructed as close to original as possible but has been 'deconstructed' to show how things like a lack of bricks was over come. It is ironic that the building was cobbled together and the treaty which was signed in it is likewise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Do go; it's well worth the entry fee to be guided through the history, walk around, see the performance, great canoe and appreciate the commanding view of the bay. A very enjoyable day! Greg

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited this place as recommended by Hotel Reception. This place is a museum of Waitangi Treaty signed on 6 February 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and various Maori chiefs from the North Island of New Zealand. Inside there are documentation of pictures, Treaty House which was the resident of the British Governor, Treaty Monument and Giant Maori... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My family & I decided to go to the treaty grounds as they are a significant historical site to the Maori people & the British empire. The site was easy to find from our motel at Piahia, along the water front straight through the round about, over the bridge then 200m on the right. We entered though a modern building... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I have seen this team of Maori cultural performers twice, and the second time was just as inspiring as the first. They are excellent performers with beautiful full voices, that fill the ornately carved meeting house - having first told us a bit about its history and meaning. Their mastery in demonstrating a diversity of traditional arts - from haka,... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Definitely make an effort to see this. It's a beautiful walk with a history lesson, very impressive warrior canoes and a very enjoyable cultural show of Maori singing, dancing & warrior skills. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Anthem, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you get to Bay of Islands area on the north island of New Zealand, make sure that you take in all the attractions of the Waitangi park area. The Maori people founded New Zealand, and have a rich and varied history and culture. To understand the New Zealanders you must understand the Maori. This park has a Maori public... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Awesome cultural performance at a spectacular location...was also there the day before on Waitangi Day. Fantastic family day, interesting food, beautiful morning service and just the right amount of ceremony. Good value for money

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New Lambton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

First, we bought the basic entry ticket, without guided tour or cultural performance. However, there was so much to read and absorb that any more info would have been overload. We visited the amazing carved meeting house( awesome), the Treaty House or James Busby's residence, full of historical information, the reproduction fishing village(in need of repair) and the incredibly impressive... More 

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

loved the whole thing but the cultural performance topped the lot. Awesome performers, very friendly and professional

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