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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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We got to be a part of the cultural greeting, great experience a must do for all tourists. Peaceful grounds to meander through while soaking up the history of Aotearoa/NZ.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We got to be a part of the cultural greeting, great experience a must do for all tourists. Peaceful grounds to meander through while soaking up the history of Aotearoa/NZ.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds was very moving. We were lucky enough to attend the cultural Maori celebrations and my husband was "chief" for the morning. What a fantastic experience it was. Such talented and genuine people. We would highly recommend it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was an impromptu visit that didn't' disappoint, our guide was a very entertaining character, that in true Kiwi spirit claimed New Zealand was the inventor of most things Australia is famous for... but it was very tongue in cheek and humorous. The grounds have stunning views, the history was very interesting, and the war canoe was enormous (and apparently... More 

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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautifully set out and very happy to see both English and Maori languages in all the information boards and displays - but I guess you'd expect that. The grounds are beautifully cared for and the whole area is a credit to the authorities who maintain it. The cultural show was a bit cheesy - but good for kids, I suppose.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Took the tour and watched the cultural show. It was interesting to hear about the two interpretations of the treaty and what it meant to the Maori.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a fabulous cultural experience. It's well laid out and has informative timelines of New Zealand history that they have bought to life. There's amazing canoes, a meeting house to look around along with a copy of the treaty. The grounds are amazing with a fabulous view out to the bay. If it's a good day, take a picnic and... More 

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Callala Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Really interesting and historical. Fantastic views and events. Easy walk from the town and hotels. Great to visit.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A got to see place if you are in Northland. The history is totally amazing.This is what New Zealand is all about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Take the guided tour as well as walking around on own and be sure to watch the performance. My husband was selcted to be our "leader" and gave a little speech.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Well worth the time if your ever in the region to experience the birth place of our nation. Coming here really brought the history of the treaty to life. Beautiful grounds and views over the Bay of Islands. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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