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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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This is a great way to find out about the interactions between the early Europeans and the Maori people. Walk through lush rainforest down to the magnificent war canoe and up... read more

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

This is a great way to find out about the interactions between the early Europeans and the Maori people. Walk through lush rainforest down to the magnificent war canoe and up again to the flag at for a commanding view of the surrounding seas. This uphill walk is a bit steep. Visit the Treaty House in which there are exhibits... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Plenty of parking, cafe, well organised information and a well-priced gift shop. If you are a New Zealander you get an option to either have a guided tour or see the cultural performance in the carved meeting house - the performance is very worth seeing, thank you to those involved and their enthusiasm and sense of fun. Take your camera... More 

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Tin Can Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The history of how NZ became a nation starts here and you will learn it all! The culture show is a wonderful introduction to the Maori and their customs. Wander through the grounds and Treaty House at your leisure. The views are glorious from all angles and it is truly a peaceful place to spend a couple of hours. Be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

There is the option of doing a tour of the grounds, attend a cultural performance or simply walk around individually. The cultural performance was held in the meeting house in itself was spectacular to see. The performance was well organised and entertaining. However it was difficult to see at times as seating is not staggered and support poles in places.... More 

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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

the wharenui is a masterpiece and the best carved meeting house in the land of Aotearoa. a SPECIAL place to return to again and again... panaromic views of the beautiful bay of islands.

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Innerleithen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A user friendly experience giving good information of Maori history and traditions. Guides were well informed and of a friendly disposition. The exhibits and experiences were perhaps slightly overpriced but the singing and dance routines were great.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A very well balanced presentation of a key moment in New Zealand's history - in a lovely setting. It is another example of how much damage can be caused when humans fail to understand different cultural backgrounds.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Learn about the treaty between the English and the Maori that laid the basis for early European settlement.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds. Great to hear the history of NZ and how lucky that this beautiful piece of land was saved for the NZ people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

What a great tour...we took the combo tour and had a lovely tour and then a show finising with a Haka. ... we were there all day. So had an informative and interesting day....

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