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Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House

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Address: Waitangi National Trust Estate, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09-402-7437
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Explore the history of New Zealnd and the Maori

We have booked the guided tour and the cultural performance (Ultimate Combo). The history of New Zealand was presented in a really good way and the performance afterwards was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Philje R
Hamburg, Germany

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Hamburg, Germany
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have booked the guided tour and the cultural performance (Ultimate Combo). The history of New Zealand was presented in a really good way and the performance afterwards was impressive. One minus point for the guide because he was hardly to understand for a non-native English speaker.

Thank Philje R
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69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

$40 PP full guided tour with headset commitary so you can always hear your guide, plus ticket for the cultural shows can also stay on site until 5pm. Worth a visit while in the bay of islands

Thank James B
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The Waitangi story is very well told here. The impressive presentation of information and historical artifacts helps tell the compelling story of the birth of New Zealand as a Nation. The Treaty House is very well maintained and it's story is very well told. The grounds and plantings are spectacular, as is the huge ceremonial waka. Awe inspiring.

Thank Richard B
Fort Worth
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560 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
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.

Thank Tim R
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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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534 reviews
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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 

Thank Darnel-HDI
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank Christian M
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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32 reviews
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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.

Thank Lynda H
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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