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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
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

Informative, entertaining and thoroughly magnificent maintained ground for such a historic site. Worth the donation!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I has been here before, but only on a coach tour, so this time we were able to explore fully. The museum was interesting and the Treaty House itself is a gem. A Maori choir were singing in the meeting house and we were able to listen - perfect - and the cafe was good. Well worth the repeat visit.

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Troy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting historical setting and they did a great job of explaining the history of the Maori who lived here and how treaties were peacefully worked out. Gained a lot of interesting information on the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We are kiwis with a Japanese visitor who wanted to show off NZ. The grounds were beautiful, the Tuis were singing and the sun shining. We went to the Maori concert and were impressed. We felt very proud and thought it was value for money entertainment that we would recommend. The only disappointment was the show ticket collector who embarrassed... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Today we had the pleasure of visiting these beautiful grounds. First of all we had a guided tour. Our guide was so full of wonderful stories and information. Then we went to watch the cultural performance. WOW we have seen cultural performances in other parts of the North Island and this is by far the best. This is a must... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We had the guided tour and 'cultural experience' which was well worth it. The tour gave us a very good understanding of Maori history and the location is lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the guided tour and cultural show. The tour guide was knowledgeable and provided interesting stories and facts. Loved the extras bit he added to the tour. The show was entertaining and the location fabulous. Can get some beautiful photos here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Been working and living in New Zealand for more than 6 years and finally made a visit to treaty grounds and actually learnt a lot about the Maori culture and much more. The cultural performance was just awesome and was one of the best experience I have ever had in my life. Love all the crew who performed And really... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

With all the political BS aside this was a very interesting and educational experience and is a must see for all New Zealanders to give them an insight into our heritage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was a good introduction to the Maori culture. The meeting house had wonderful carvings and the 115 foot canoe was very impressive. The grounds are beautiful with lots of flowers in the gardens and great views of the Paihia Harbour.

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