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Address: Waitangi National Trust Estate, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09-402-7437

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Well worth a couple of hours

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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19 attraction reviews
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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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61 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A great afternoon trip and very beautiful. The whole place is well maintained and set out with very frendly staff. Take the family and your frends, its also very informative if you want to browse all the history and quite inexpensive for what you get for your money.

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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were SO glad we went to the cultural performance, it was of an outstanding quality, level of professionalism and entertainment, it was informative, very very funny, high energy, and had us on the edge of our seat. Wow, we were really impressed by the dancers and their expressions, the singing and music, the grounds, and the building. The rainforest... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

All New Zealanders should visit Waitangi. Standing and looking out over the Bay of Islands and across to Russell is an amazing view. You can see why the area was so attractive in regard to settlement for both Maori and Pakeha. The tour guides were knowledgeable and entertaining. The place is looking good - well maintained.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We only had a limited time so decided to watch the Cultural Show. It was fab and gave us an insight into Maori culture. If you only have limited time do this event!

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Helensvale, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

What a great way to learn the history of a country and it's people! Right where it took place! I loved the fact that it wasn't the commercialised production others attractions perform. Everyone from the girl at the front when we walked in, to the last person we saw before we left were friendly, welcoming and were able to answer... More 

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