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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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dungog
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

take the guided walk of the grounds first. Then do the cultural experience, to get a good lesson in the history of it. Very interesting as I had not much knowledge of the history behind the treaty grounds. great cafe for brekky before you set out on the tour. PS. go see the dance troupe and get a piccie after.... More

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

saw the culture show at the meeting house. very good and really authentic. friendly people. one of my top 10 activities while visiting new zealand (been there for 5 month and went all over both islands) would definitively recommend a visit :)

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great grounds with fantastic gardens. We did self tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our kids aged 5 & 9 also had fun here.

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HENDERSON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful tour by a Maori descendant. She provided interesting historical facts that were totally new to us. The grounds are beautiful, full of flowers and bird life .

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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The treaty grounds are a must visit a) to understand today's New Zealanders b) to understand past struggles c) to admire and wonder at all the heritage and culture that such a young country has to offer

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Great, interesting and definantly worth a look and have a walk around to see the big tree, the waka and the old buildings with interesting info about the history of NZ

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds represent a very important and significant landmark for the Maori population. There is a great deal to see and take in here both indoors and outdoors and for this reason it is well worth the extra NZ$10 for the guided tour. The guide takes you through the key exhibits and you are thereafter left to wander... More

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Paihia, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I really enjoyed all it! Do the guided tour! They are so full of knowledge and you can tell they love it. The cultural experience was really good! And very good prices!

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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A must see for all visitors to the Bay of Islands is the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Experience the culture, history, nature & breath-taking scenery, then you can say you have truly been to New Zealand :)

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Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Entertaining and informative, well worth a visit, helps understand the Maori culture and their history.

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