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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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Important historical site, beautiful grounds

We spent a couple of hours visiting this important site and were impressed with the historical displays in the main building and even more so with the nicely restored house of Mr... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We spent a couple of hours visiting this important site and were impressed with the historical displays in the main building and even more so with the nicely restored house of Mr Busby, the first English resident, on the hill where the Treaty was first signed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

nice place to go for a walk plenty of nice views fits any ones budget have a look at the huge waka and plenty more Just go there and be surpriced

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful site full of interesting exhibits of Maori culture and New Zealand history. There is much to learn, here. I was with a New Zealand high school teacher who was also impressed and was able to take back historical materials to use in his classes. Plan to spend a good part of a day here. There are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's a great experience to learn about how New Zealand was founded. I felt I have learned so much about this country and understand the culture more. Will visit it again if I am going to northland again.

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AlbanyWA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are only going to visit one cultural experience...then this is it. Gives you a good understanding of the history of New Zealand, Maori culture and then as you travel around NZ on your holiday you are educated. Allow half day and do the guided tour - our guide was related to one of the original families who signed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Quite impressed knowing the history and importance of Waitangi day celebrations from anonymous friends. It's been planed to extend my scheduled job related visit to Kawa kawa and visit this beautiful, scenic, natural masterpiece with my friends. It was late night by the time we reached paihia, since, we have to stop several times on the way, mesmerized by alluring... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was well worth a visit. It's the place where NZ history began and to walk around and hear the stories and legends from a local person, John (guide) was fantastic. He provided a clear and comprehensive insight into the history - complete with a fine sense of humour. Before John's tour we attended a fabulous cultural performance in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The treaty grounds is on most tour itinerary but also easy to get to from town. The guide is helpful and very informative with out being overburdening with facts. If you want to know more, just ask and it will be fine. The house is fantastic and the views from the grounds tremendous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

New Zealand is unique because of its extraordinary history. Here at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, you learn how two groups of people came together to set the foundation of this wonderful country. This is hard to explain, you have to experience it. Wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We visited twice: we took advantage of a guided tour, watched the cultural show, and also spent time independently looking at buildings and the various exhibits. Simply wandering around the grounds is enjoyable and rewarding. Well worth a lengthy visit.

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Address: Address: 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 09 402 7437
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia

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