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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Address: 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 09 402 7437
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Took 2 Dutch guests to Waitangi and we were in time for the Cultural performance. What a great experience. One of our guests was given the temporary title of Chief and was able to express he had come back to NZ after 40yrs away. Great performance of the team. Didn't think 9 people could nearly lift the roof off with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We did a guided tour which was informative and interesting. After the tour we had time to explore the grounds and then we booked for the cultural show. This show was excellent. The performers were very friendly. Kids loved it and the photo opportunity after the show was great

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

After cruising the harbour to spot dolphins and visit the Hole in the Rock and lunch at historic Russell, we came back to Paihia and headed to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to get a dose of history. What we found was a stunning, informative, interactive, emotional, cultural and historical tour de force. The buildings and architecture were amazing, but they... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the beautiful walk through the bush with plaques describing the different flora and the informative and entertaing concert that contains the right amount of humour. The scenery over the bay is beautiful as you wander between each disply. Well maintained and very helpful! Ee will be back!

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Yass, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

WE learnt a lot. It was a great place to get started on learning more about the maori people and their history

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The house and grounds are nice as is the view of the Bay of Islands but at $25 for admission only I think it is a little overpriced. We didn't have time for a guided tour but there are information boards at the start explaining about the treaty and the men who signed it. The Treaty House is interesting to... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited here 9 years ago but thought we would go again as it is such a vital part of the history of NZ, we were not disappointed. The whole day was much better managed than last time. We took everything the tour and the cultural performance and even had lunch there. If I had any criticisms one would be... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The guy who took our tour was a real character and was able to bring everything to life. We were just going to take ourselves round but the tour was much better.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

So pleased we did this trip, puts Maori culture into context and is just fascinating. Recommend doing both the cultural experience and the guided tour as both were just fantastic. Suggest you allow about 3 hours to really do this justice.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are a must-visit for anyone going to the Bay of Islands area. The history is well told from what seemed to be a fairly unbiased perspective. They told the negative sides of the story as well as the positive. The Grounds themselves are in a lovely location, and it was nice to spend time there. I... More 

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