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Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House

Waitangi National Trust Estate, New Zealand
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Ranked #70 of 926 Attractions in North Island
Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a must if you want to learn about New Zealand's first people and their culture. We bought the ultimate combo and thought it to be excellent value for money. The cultural performance was great. I'm really glad we spent time here.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My family - 2 adults and 2 teenagers visited the Treaty grounds on a very rainy day in June. We didn't know what to expect but were delighted by our visit. We bought the Ultimate combo ticket which includes Entrance, the Guided Tour and Cultural performance, the cost was worth every dollar and children under 17 were free. What a... More

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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The cultural performance was outstanding. Absolutely excellent. Visited the treaty grounds in June 2014. Great place to visit if you like historical sites and cultural performances. Additional cost for the cultural performance, but it is worthwhile to get a piece of the NZ native Maori culture. The website is: http://www.waitangi.org.nz/tours-and-experiences/

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

an emotional experience felt by both my partner and myself largely due to the 'hair raising' performances by the cultural group........skilled, informative, vibrant and professional.......felt very proud of them and proud to be a kiwi at Waitangi.

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited in April and decided to go on the guided tour and take in the cultural show. My partner was fortunate enough to be selected as the visiting Chief and was subjected to special treatment during the cultural performance that gave a light hearted run down of Maori customs and culture. The orator was simply awesome and stunningly talented.... More

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Silverdale, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Extremely impressed. I was the one who stepped forward to be "the chief" of those watching. it really added to the experience. Well delivered and thought out display that covered alot of area's. I have been to a few things like this but this was one of the best I have been too. The rest of the grounds were stunning,... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I have been to the Treaty Grounds many times over the years taking groups of agents and personal visitors. I have also seen many cultural performances at the grounds and in other parts of NZ. During a recent visit (I had not been since 2010) I was frankly astounded at the high degree of professionalism, entertainment, and education that was... More

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A very special place with so much history. The welcome through to the tour, to the cultural experience and setting is someting to behold. Well done to those who made it happen. Any scepticism I may have had prior to the visit are well gone. To all involved take pride.

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DeWitt, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited the museum and treaty house as part of a tour. Unfortunately, the tour allocated only an hour for our visit, and that was tragic, as we needed much more than that and didn't get to see inside the treaty house or the meeting house. Boo to the tour operator! Nevertheless, we enjoyed what time we did have there... More

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137 reviews 137 reviews
64 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A beautiful place full of history. It's moving to walk around the lovely grounds learning about the early Maori/English interactions in the very place important events took place, including 20th century celebrations. The nicely restored old house, the flower gardens, the views out over the harbor, the Maori carvings, the war canoes are all so attractive and interesting even if... More

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