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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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New Museum opened as part of the Waitangi National Trust experience.

As New Zealanders, we are naturally proud of the Waitangi Treat House and grounds, the site of the first signing of the Treat of Waitangi between the British crown and some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
platypus7
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Auckland
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As New Zealanders, we are naturally proud of the Waitangi Treat House and grounds, the site of the first signing of the Treat of Waitangi between the British crown and some of the Maori people. On 7 February 2016, however, a new chapter began in the history of this place, with the opening of the new Museum. We have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a family of kiwis from the south island and felt is was worth the experience. We paid for the cultural show which was nothing like what we had seen down south and was clearly explained. A good day out.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We travelled on Great Sights from Auckland to Paihia inclusive of a brief sightseeing tour around the seaside town. The driver was informative but blatant about his lunch break. We were finally arrived at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. We were told to view the Treaty House while waiting for the guide. Several of us entered this informative historic house without guidance,... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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.

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Thank Philje R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

$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

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Dubai
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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.

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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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Thank Tim R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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 via mobile

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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