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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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The park closed without notifying us; we had to climb over some ocean rocks, since all the gates and doors were locked.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The park closed without notifying us; we had to climb over some ocean rocks, since all the gates and doors were locked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Get a guided tour! The talks are great and enthusiastic. The views are also beautiful. The British were dastardly in how they used diplomacy to divide annd conquer.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful introduction for tourists, nothing to dislike. Weather was perfect, not expensive to experience the treaty grounds, the Maori culture was explained very well.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

were hesitant to do this but so glad we did. Guide very knowledgable and cultural performance was excellent. Grounds are beautiful to walk around. Would definitely recommend to all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is the second time I've been here and the exhibits are still amazing. It can be interesting tagging on to school groups but spend time examining the woodworking in the buildings and canoes.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

An interesting place to visit and find out about the Treaty but I would have liked more information and exhibits. The setting is beautiful and lovely to walk around the grounds. An important part of NZ history so worth going to see but be prepared for the cost and the cost of any additional costs.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We took the package deal.....entry + guided tour + cultural performance for $40. We had a fantastic Maori guide who gave us a fascinating insight into the treaty's history and where it is up to today. You really should not miss the guided tour. We also went to the half hour cultural performance which is a a mixture of song,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit . The grounds are in pristine condition. The views are amazing all round the area. Walk the golf course to see one of the best places in the world for a round of golf

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

great day, enjoyed the show, the history and the beautiful parklands. Restaurant had good quality food and refreshments.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The tour-guide-historian- a descendant from the Waitingi Treaty elders- brought alive the history that has influenced New Zealand- engaging with the group. The Cultural Performance was excellent- the singing was hauntingly beautiful; the haka intense and confronting- always impressive. Great amenities- cleanliness impressive.

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