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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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Address: 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 09 402 7437
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Description: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is...
Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and the indigenous Maori in February 1840. Set on a stunning site overlooking the Bay of Islands, Waitangi is an absolute must-see for all visitors to the North, international and New Zealanders alike. Attractions include the historic Treaty House, a giant flagstaff, a unique fully carved Maori meeting house and the the world's largest single-hulled canoe (waka). Guided tours and cultural performances run at regular intervals throughout the day. Open daily except Christmas.
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Great historical visit

They have done a great job with this historical site. Plenty to see, and an easy few hours. They are expanding it, so I can only imagine how much better it will be next year... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

They have done a great job with this historical site. Plenty to see, and an easy few hours. They are expanding it, so I can only imagine how much better it will be next year. The Maori culture, the war canoe and the grounds were spectacular. Also, a great little cafe on site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Backpackers rate good value for money Would definitely recommend the cultural show Lovely grounds on a nice sunny day and only a short walk from Paihia town centre and the hostels

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Impressive insight into New Zealand history for everyone. We were greeted on our arrival and had the various entry options explained to us so that we could make an informed choice of what we did based on the time we had available and what we wanted to do. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about our countries history and this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Went today - all of the people were really good and made it a wonderful experience - Go!! A real insight into he history of the Maori people

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great to come here and meet Maori people, to learn about their culture, music, dance and history. Lovely people who were happy to share their time to talk about anything you asked them about their culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting displays,plenty of information and genuine artefacts; Attractive, spacious setting. There's even a genuine war canoe, plus the remains of a kauri tree.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

A way of understanding the evolution of NZ society. Every worker we spoke to was well informed and proud of their role at this venue. The warship needed no explanation: it is incredible!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Cultural Experience was superb and well worth seeing. The highlight of the day and definitely one of our favorite things in Bay of Islands?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

My friend & I had visited the Te Papa in Wellington and found the story about the Treaty of Waitangi interesting. A visit to the treaty site was a must and we were not disappointed. The grounds are beautifully set out and the cultural performance was fabulous. I would recommend this place to anyone interested in NZ and Maori history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Found this tour of a traditional village a great way to mix with the locals and hear their own story and see how they live today. Had it all-the hot pools, the bubbling mud, geysers. The Maori people are proud of their heritage and loved sharing their stories. Put it on the list. Better than the more commercial tours.

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