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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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very informative tour. Although a bit on the expensive side for tourist especially for families or groups.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

very informative tour. Although a bit on the expensive side for tourist especially for families or groups.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If your interested in New Zealand history it is more than worth to have a visit. Staff were really good in explaining stuff.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went on the tour and Maori show. The show was excellent and we were up close to the performers and were able to talk with them after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We watched the cultural show and loved it along with the canoe sizes and all round history, it was most enjoyable.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views. The guide was very informative and engaging. It brings you closer to the history of New Zealand. It made me feel more close to the country that I live in and call it home. The Haka was the best I have ever seen. The performers were very friendly and informative. If I get a chance I will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A must visit historic location. The Maori cultural show introduces and gives an overview of the Maori traditions is well worth paying for. Also if time permits sign up of the guided tour of the Treaty Grounds to gain an indepth knowledge of the circumstances and reasons to the signing of the treaty and the birth of a new nation.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My trip started with the cultural experience display. This was way better than another I have seen in another part of NZ, the performers went out of their way to make it upbeat and interactive as much as was appropriate. Enjoyed it more than I expected to, and the performers were very friendly to talk to afterwards and encouraged questions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The ability to talk to the Performers. The Guide was excellent ,able to explain information very clearly and a very pleasant manner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The tour with a very knowledgeable, entertaining guide plus the excellent cultural performance turned out to be one of the highlights of our NZ holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the whole experience, humbling and full of admiration. Learnt a lot. The cultural show was great, though difficult to get in context of today's NZ. Well worth it and relaxing space, drive past too beyond golf course for lovely views.

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