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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The New Zealand History was great with pictures to let you see what it was like. Well set out and worth the visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I was there with my friends but unfortinatly we picked a really quiet day and I think we were the only ones in there. But they have Haka shows and its worth to visit on a sunny day

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were sooo lucky to stumble upon Waitangi. We were staying in Paihai (Pie-here) to go scuba diving in the Bay of Islands. We asked a local for information and the "must do's" in the area and were told not to miss going to Waitangi. So on a beautiful warm sunny day we set off on the... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Visited the Treaty Grounds in August during a period of very poor weather. I enjoyed both the historical aspects of the grounds & the Cultural show. The staff were all extremely welcoming & the guide & cultural show presenter were both pleasant & knowledgable. Worth a visit at any time if you enjoy history & culture a must when the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a definite must do. I loved our visit. We did the tour and saw the cultural dance. It was informative and fun. One of my faves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are rich in history. The personell are very friendly and knowledgeble. Facilities are well kept. Amazing view over the Bay of Islands!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The history of this place where the treaty was signed is very interesting! They give guided tours and a cultural show. Staff is very patient and nothing seemed to be too much, they were happy to answer all your questions. Further it is a beautiful peaceful place with the most amazing views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This a a really worthwhile visit for Kiwis & overseas visitors alike. Staff are well informed & very approachable. The cultural performance is professional & sensitively done. Information is clear a well presented. Excellent cafe on site.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent layout, knowledgeable guides, beautifully kept grounds, great to see our history in good hands

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Waitangi is an excellent experience, made even better by the knowledge and passion of our guide, Denise. She made it a truly moving visit as she explained clearly the history of the Treaty Grounds and the important part it has played in New Zealand culture. Her beautiful singing at the end of our tour was memorable. Highly recommend this venue... More

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