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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
64 09 402 7437
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

A must do in this area. Historically significant and beautiful spot. The Maori show is very good, talented and enthusiastic young people! Well done !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Interesting place to know the history of New Zealand. Nice view, great Maori cultural show. Unforgettable trip. Worth to view.

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Wiesbaden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

You should by all means get a guided tour: our guide was very informative, and a very special, warm and forthcoming person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Sadly I missed the hangi and cultural show, but if you are in Paihia, it's worth a visit here. Try and make sure of the timings of the tour ahead of time (I didn't) so that you don't end up wasting precious time...

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Waitangi Treaty Grounds are a place all New Zealanders & oversea visitors must visit for a sense of history & the cultural performance.

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Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Waitangi Treaty Grounds was worth the visit. I find it very interesting going around reading about the history and how it came to be. There is also a little movie that sums up all the info for those who dont care much for reading.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

i have just returned from a hangi and cultural show at waitangi treaty grounds and I have to post this to say how absolutely blown away by the experience I was. It was totally incredible from the experience of booking the ticket in the first place to the final serving of streamed ginger pudding! The guides were informative and passionate... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Brilliant place, very knowledgable guides (we had John) and the cultural performance was brilliant with a good mix of education and respect for the culture with light-hearted humour too. Entry does seem expensive but you could easil pass 3-4 hours here. There are fantastic views of the bay as well. Well worth a visit.

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Worcestershire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We are a family of 5 from the UK with 17, 15 and 11 year old children, so finding somewhere interesting can be a challenge at times! Waitangi Treaty Grounds was ideal for us and enjoyed by all. Children (up to and include 17 year olds) are free to enter, the main cafe has reasonable food and drinks (good enough... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We opted for the guided tour and the cultural performance. The tour was ok, but the cultural performance was definitely the highlight. The grounds are well maintained and laid out, with paths through native bush and information readily available. Within the buildings there is plenty of historical information about the events leading up to the signing of the Treaty and... More 

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