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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: Gardens, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Our visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds was excellent. It was an opportunity to learn so much more about the Maori culture. The cultural show was a powerful experience and the grounds and the displays offer so much information. Well worth the cost.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Loved the Cultural experience. Well maintained facilities. The tour was a bit too long for small kids but very informative for adults. Beautiful views from the grounds.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Not interested, not into culture on holidays, okay for walking but not pushing the culture, we walked and enjoyed ourselves quietly.

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Take the guided tour and the show. There is a fee but it is well worth it. John the guide shared lots of unbiased information. The cultural show was well put together by a small team of people that obviously love our country and are happy in their work. The grounds and amenities are well kept hence the need to... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We thought we would be in and out if this place...how wrong we were. Historical information is well presented. The place is beautifully kept with the best views of the water you will find. We got a stunningly beautiful day and enjoyed lunch at the cafe too. Allow at least one hour to do it in a hurry.

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Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A must for new people to the area very interesting. New Zealanders or tourists will enjoy this piece of our heritage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

a bit expensive, entry fees quite a lot which is the case in general in New Zealand. If you go to the museum and see the cultural performance, I would skip it here as it is the same. Very nice toilets and walks, a good idea would be to bring a picnic, lovely birds and lovely places to sit

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The history came to life for us as we walked the grounds, read the panels and pictures on display, watched the movie and experienced the cultural show. Really WONDERFUL!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We came here 7 years ago and discovered this attraction. We have returned and decided if it had changed. Yes it had, so much better. The Treaty house had been restored/improved with a great deal more of the history. The cultural performance at the carved meeting house was very traditional and not a false tourist presentation. We have come away... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited Waitangi treaty House recently and attended the half hour concert in the Treaty House, cost was $10 adult for New Zealanders. Very worthwhile experience, the concert was very professional and provided a good variety of items. The singing was especially beautiful as the Treaty House has good acoustics. The performers were very generous with their time after the performance... More

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